swedish almond cookies

big hit!! 8/10
difficulty: 2/10 very easy, little mess

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup coconut oil *1 cup powdered sugar (sift for best results)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour 
1 1/2 cups almond meal (ground almonds)
heaping tbsp vanilla
*extra powdered sugar for rolling

preheat oven to 325. beat shortening and butter until creamy and no lumps. add and beat powdered sugar and salt until fluffy. stir in flour, then stir in almond meal, vanilla and a tbsp of water. dough is not very sticky, so be careful not to overwork with it. form balls a little smaller than a pings pong ball. place on UNGREASED baking tray and bake for around 14 minutes (should have lightly browned, but still soft on top). cool to the point you can handle them and role in powdered sugar. be sure not to wait too long or the sugar won’t stick well. 
supposed to make 3 dozen, but makes a few extra (and enough dough for people (aka my dad) to pick at)

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