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1 cup shortening
1 cup butter, softened, no substitutes
2/3 cup sugar
4 tsp cold water
4-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
4 cups flour
2 cups powdered sugar
colored granulated decorators sugar
Cream shortening, butter and sugar.
Mix in water and vanilla and almond extract.
Add flour slowly.
Roll into 1 inch balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes.
Remove for ungreased cookie sheet to cooling rack.
After cooling roll in mixture of powdered sugar and colored sugar