These were my dad's favorite Christmas cookie. My Grandma (amazing cook) would make them for him every year!
1 cup soft butter*
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 - 2 cups flour (sifted)
1 cup chopped almonds (slivered works great as well)
Cream together butter & sugar.* Add flavoring & mix well.
Stir in flour & fold in the chopped almonds.
Shape into small balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet. I can fit a whole batch on a jelly roll pan. They don't flatten so they can be pretty close together. I also rolled these a little bigger than I usually do.
Bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees, for 20 minutes.
Roll in powdered sugar while warm.
Makes 3-4 dozen.
*I suggest you use butter. Margarine will make the dough too soft & sticky to handle and roll.
I usually always have to use the full 2 cups of flour.