Nanny’s Snowcaps

3/4 cup shortening (half butter or margarine, softened)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup raspberry jam
3 egg whites
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sliced almonds

Heat oven to 350. Cream shortening and confectioners sugar. Blend in flour. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 pan. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Spread jam over hot baked layer. Beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Fold in coconut and 1/2 cup of almonds. Spread over jam. Sprikle with remaining almonds. Bake 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Makes 4 1/2 doz.

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