Thursday, December 16

25 Days of Christmas in Cookies

Day 16: Nutmeg Butterballs
      Recipe from Wonderful Ways to Prepare Cakes & Cookies

     1 cup butter
     1/2 cup granulated sugar
     1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
     2 cup sifted flour
     pinch of salt
     1 1/2 cup coarsely ground almonds
     1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
     2 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the vanilla.
  Add the flour, salt and almonds. Blend thoroughly.
  Shape into one-inch balls and chill.
  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line sheets with parchment paper.
  Place dough balls on prepared cookie sheets and bake at 300 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
  While still warm, roll cookies in a mixture of confectioners' sugar and nutmeg.

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