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(Approximately 3 1/2 Dozen)
1 c. soft shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. quick or old-fashioned
oats, uncooked
cherry jelly
sliced almonds, finely chopped

Beat together shortening and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract. Beat until blended.
Sift together flour, soda, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add to
creamed mixture, beat well. Stir in oats. Shape dough into
1 1/2-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a
hollow in each ball. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. Cool
on rack. Just before serving place a small amount of jelly in
center of each cookie. Sprinkle with chopped almond.

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