1/2 cup of butter, softening
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
Cream the butter and shortening
Mix in sugar and almond extract until combined.
Add baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
Mix in flour 1/2 cup at a time.
Scoop balls of dough onto a non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-12 minute, until edges are golden brown.
Then should you so desire, melt chocolate in a deep bowl.
I dusted some coconut on a few of mine since I love coconut. Tuck already ate about 1/2 of them, and Teeter Bees had a lot of fun helping Mama deep them cookies in chocolate. Bowbas was busy watching "Aiwal" (The Little Mermaid)