Classic Grapenuts™ Cookies

From Fannie Farmer Cookbook, 1951

2/3 c. sifted flour
¼ c. brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 whole egg
½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
½ c. shortening
¼ tsp. Almond extract
½ c. sugar
1 ½ c. Grapenuts cereal (not flakes)

Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Cream shortening and cream in both sugars until light and fluffy.  Add egg and gently mix in.  Add flour and remaining ingredients.

Arrange by teaspoonfuls on buttered cookie sheet.  Flatten with a knife dipped in water.

Bake at 350o until delightfully brown (8-11 minutes).

For very delicate cookies, flatten with a firm spatula until the cookies are almost paper thin. Remove from cookie sheet while warm.  Makes 25 or more tasty cookies.