In the midst of a crazy house today (plumber came earlier, painters working on every room in the house), I thought I would make some peppermint cookies!
Preheat your oven for 375. Crush 1/2 cup of peppermints
Mix 1/2 C sugar with peppermints (set aside)
Mix together; 1/2 C shortening, 1/2 C soft butter, 1 C powdered sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Sift in another bowl, 2 1/2 C flour and 1/2 tsp. salt. Slowly add and mix with butter mixture.
Add red food coloring
Let dough sit for about 10 minutes. Roll into small balls, and bake 9-11 minutes and sprinkle with peppermints as soon as they come out of the oven!