- 1 lb. sweet butter; softened to room temperature
- 3/4 C. powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. brandy
- 4 1/2 C. flour
- 1 C. blanched almonds or walnuts; finely chopped
- Additional powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350F. Whip butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla and brandy. Gradually add flour, 1 cup at a time. Fold in nuts. Shape tsp. of dough into balls or crescents. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 20 minutes. Do not brown. Sift additional powdered sugar onto cookies, or roll cookies in sifted powdered sugar, while warm.