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Christmas Butter Cookies

Yield about 4 1/2 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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