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Ingredients

2 sticks of unsalted  butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup ground almonds

touch of nutmeg

Ready

In a mixing bowl beat butter on high speed, until fluffy and pale yellow.

add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar. continue beating until light and fluffy again. Reduce speed to low. add vanilla and salt, mix until blended .

over a sheet of parchment paper, sift together flour cinnamon, and nutmeg.

add flour mixture to butter and mix on low speed just until blended.

stir in almonds.

cover and refrigerate until dough is chilled about 15mins.

meanwhile

Preheat oven 350. sift remaining 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar in a shallow bowl.

shape the dough into 1 inch balls. place on ungreased baking sheets. bake until cookies are just golden on the bottom 12-14 minutes. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks. let cool 5 minutes. remove the cookies one at a time, roll them in confectioners sugar. let cookies cool completely on wire racks image

Eat and Share

These cookies can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in an airtight container.