Combine egg yolks, soda, milk, almond extract, and food coloring.
Sift sugar, salt, flour, baking powder.
Cut in shortening until particles cling together.
Mix egg mixture with dry ingredients until soft dough is formed.
Add more flour if needed to handle.
Roll in to the size of walnuts and put on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 15 mins.
Let stand until cool, then frost.
Frosting for Snow Balls:
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 eggs whites
1/4 tsp cream tarter
1 box confectioners sugar almond and vanilla flavoring
Boil sugar and water for 2 minutes and cool.
Beat egg whites with cream tartar until it forms soft peaks, gradually add boiled sugar, beat for 3 minutes.
Add confectioners sugar and flavoring.
Roll cookies in frosting a dozen at at time.
Lay flat to dry.
Makes about 100 cookies.