Christmas Butter Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 4 1/2 dozen


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3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons cold water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
Sifted powdered sugar


Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add almonds, water, and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour and salt; mix well.

Shape 1 teaspoon dough into a 2-inch finger. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Roll cookies in powdered sugar.

Created date

February 2010