Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Got this recipe off the Foodnetwork.com.
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup sliced almonds
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, sliced and softened
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- Pulse the almonds and sugar in a food processor until very finely ground.
- Add the butter and process until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Scrape the dough off the inside of the bowl,If needed.
- Add the vanilla and almond extracts and pulse to combine.
- Add flour and salt and pulse to make a soft dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a large piece of waxed paper and roll into a log about 15 inches long and 1 and 1/2 inches wide.
- Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cut the chilled dough into 1/2 inch pieces and roll by hand into balls.
- Space the cookies evenly on the prepated baking sheets until slightly golden, rotating the sheets once, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Put the confectioners sugar in a pie plate.
- Briefly cool the cookies on a rack, then gently toss in the confectioner's sugar until evenly coated.
- Return to rack, cool to room temperature and then toss again in the con- fectioners sugar.
This has become a staple cookie at our house. Because I'm a very busy mom I buy ground almonds at Trader Joe's rather than blending my own and in stead of making the cookies into balls I just take the dough and shape it into a log, refrigerate it and then slice it when I'm ready to bake. So fast so delicious.
It's Christmas eve and we decided to try new cookies for Santa. They're sooo delicious, we're going to try them every year! We even sent some to our neighbors. They loved them also! Perfect, try them! P.S. I don't have a food processor, but we were able to finely ground the almonds and sugar in the blender, and the rest of the recipe was made in the mixer. They came out great! Toss in powdered sugar once, then sift powdered sugar over them for a better "snowball" look.