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Cookie Sandwiches

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Ingredients
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Double acting baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Sifted confectioners' sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 2 Tablespoon
  Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Blanched almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Currant jelly 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
2. In large bowl, mix together shortening, vanilla, and sugar until very light and fluffy. Mix in flour mixture and milk. Refrigerate until easy to handle.
3. Start heating oven to 350°F.
4. On lightly-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds. Cut 3/4-inch circle from center of each of half of rounds. Brush with half and half; shave on a few almonds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.
5. Bake 15 minutes, or until done.
6. Cool on wire racks. Place 1 teaspoon jelly in centers of flat sides of whole rounds; top with rings, with right sides up. Makes 1 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vanilla

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