1.HEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Beat shortening, milk and almond extract at medium speed until well blended. Beat in granulated sugar.
2.COMBINE flour, almonds and salt in medium bowl. Mix into shortening mixture. Shape dough into balls using one level measuring tablespoon for each. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
3.BAKE 10 to 12 minutes (cookies will not brown). Remove to cooling rack. Roll slightly warm cookies in powdered sugar. Let cool completely. Roll cooled cookies again in powdered sugar.