Italian Wedding Cookies III
1 ½ cups unsalted butter
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups finely ground almonds
4 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Cream butter or margarine in a bowl, gradually add confectioners’ sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add almonds and vanilla. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
Shape into balls (or crescents) using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 15-20 min. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners’ sugar.
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