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Italian Wedding Cookies

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Servings: 72
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

1 1/2  cups  unsalted butter
3/4  cup  confectioner's sugar, plus 1/3 cup, for rolling
3/4  teaspoon  salt
1 1/2  cups  almonds, finely ground blanched
5 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
3  cups  sifted all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream butter 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 crescents using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioner's sugar.

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