Sunshine Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400º. Beat sugar, butter, shortening, almond extract and egg yolks in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients. Roll half of dough at a time 1/8″ thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 3″ cutter. Place about 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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