Amaretto Butter Balls


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Delicious anytime. These butter cookies are flavored with almond liqueur and can be rolled in any type of nuts before baking.

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  • 1 C. butter
  • 1/2 C. confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C. amaretto liqueur
  • 3/4 C. finely chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 C. confectioners' sugar for rolling

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 C. confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour and salt until well blended, then mix in the amaretto liqueur. Fold in chopped almonds if desired. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Roll cookies in remaining 1/2 C. confectioners' sugar while still warm.

Yield: 2 dozen

Reviews (1)

  • Serve these with amaretto coffee, your guest will swoon and be very mellow. Remember don't let guest drive after drinking.

    Flag as inappropriate HONEYBEAR  |  December 12, 2008

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