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Crunchy Nut Cookies


        1 cup granulated sugar

        1 cup brown sugar

        1/2 cup soft shortening

        2 eggs

        1 tsp. vanilla

        3 cups flour

        1 tsp. soda

        1/2 tsp.salt

        1 cup chopped almonds

Heat oven to 375 deg F. Mix thoroughly sugars, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Mix flour, soda, and salt; stir in. Add nuts. Form into balls the size of small walnuts(1 level tbsp.). Place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with bottom of greased glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.