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Melt in Your Mouth Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup flour -- sifted
pinch salt

Cream butter and sugar; stir in sifted dry ingredients. Roll into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter. Place on baking sheet and flatten. Bake 15 minutes at 300 F.

Almond Butter Cookies

* 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 large egg
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

PREPARATION:
In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add almond extract.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to creamed mixture gradually.

Press cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 7 to 8 minutes. Cool butter cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 5 dozen almond spritz cookies.

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