Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the egg, shortening, sugar, water and almond extract.
Add the sifted dry ingredients and coconut.
Knead the dough for a few moments. Shape into small balls.
Placed on greased cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
Put 1/2 almond on top of each cookie.Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes.