cup butter, softened
cup confectioners' sugar, divided
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon vanilla extract
cup chopped almonds (lightlly toasted)
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2 Cream the butter and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Add the flour and vanilla - this makes a very stiff dough. Slowly beat in the almonds. Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon, make 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. 3 Bake for 14-16 minutes until bottoms are golden. Place cookies on wire racks until completely cool. Roll in remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. 4 Makes 4 dozen cookies.