1/2 c. soft shortening
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. ground blanched almonds
1 3/4 c. sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
powdered sugar for dressing up

Cream shortening and butter; gradually beat in sugar. Add vanilla, flour, nuts and salt. Chill well. Shape into crescents. Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, until set, not brown. Cool on pan. Carefully roll in powdered sugar. When cool, store in covered tin with wax paper between layers in cool place. Makes about 5 dozen.

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