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Rich, nutty butter cookies finished with a coating of powdered sugar.
1 lb. Smart Balance spread, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. vegetable shortening
3-3/4 to 4 cups white flour
1/2 lb. almonds, slivered and lightly toasted
1/2 lb. powdered sugar- for topping
Soften (but do not melt!) Smart Balance spread. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, then mix in eggs, vanilla, and vegetable shortening. Add flour 1 cup at a time until the dough is no longer sticky to the touch. Mix in almonds.
Pick up dough one palm-full at a time and roll into a ball (or optionally shape into an oval or crescent shape).
Bake on a cookie sheet 325-350F for 25 minutes or until light brown on top and golden brown on the bottom. Immediately
roll in powdered sugar while hot, then set aside to cool. Makes up to 100 cookies.
Makes 8 dozen cookies (1 cookie per serving).
[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Calories 76 kcal
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Poly Fat 2 g
Mono Fat 2 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 32 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g