1.25 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 cup (that's two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup ground or finely chopped almonds or pecans (I prefer almond taste!)
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.
Measure flour out carefully, leveling off with a knife. Add flour, ground almonds and salt into mixing bowl; mix until dough forms. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees for 13-17 mins. or until set but not brown (watch carefully!). Immediately remove from cookie sheets and place on cooling racks. Cool for 10 mins.
Roll the cookies in the remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Cool completely. Re-roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 4.5 dozen cookies. Enjoy! -Diana
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Saturday December 29th, 2007