1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix sugar, butter and shortening.
3. Add the eggs and almond extract.
4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and baking powder and salt until all combined and pour into butter/egg mixture.
5. Make rough balls, adding in a sprinkle of the course sugar
6. Put in the oven for 4 mins.
7. Carefully use an appropriate utensil to flatten cookies while in the oven.
8. Bake for 4 more mins.
9. Remove for cooling.
From Cody Kitchen Confections