1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons shortening
(a little butter can also be used)
2 cups ground almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Knead all ingredients together. Roll dough out to about 1/8-inch thick between wax paper. Cut out cookies with a small round cookie cutter or shot glass. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake until light, about 10 minutes.
When cookies are cool, place raspberry jelly between cookies to make cookie sandwiches, then roll in granulated sugar. These cookies store well and may be frozen.