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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar plus 1 cup for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour


step 1 Cream butter in a mixing bowl.

step 2 Gradually add sugar (1/2 cup) and salt.

step 3 Continue creaming until light and fluffy.

step 4 Add nuts and vanilla extract.

step 5 Blend in flour gradually. Mix thoroughly.

step 6 Shape into teaspoonful balls.

step 7 Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

step 8 Bake at 325° F. for 15-20 minutes.

step 9 Sprinkle some of the confectioner's sugar over cookies while still on the sheet. Cool before removing from cookie sheet.

step 10 Place some confectioner's sugar in a Ziploc® Brand Storage Bag and place some of the cookies inside. Gently shake well so the sugar completely coats the cookies.


These cookies taste best after sitting a couple of days. You can store them in the refrigerator, freezer, or at room temperature.


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