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Buttery Almond Cookies

 Buttery Almond Cookies
"My husband loves these cookies," says Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. "They have an old-fashioned flavor that goes well with a cup of tea. Plus they're simple to put together."
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until
  • light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Stir in almonds. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for
  • 13-16 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown and cookies are set.
  • Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool
  • completely. Roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 148 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.