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This is another family favorite, and a Christmas tradition you might often see. They aren’t really cakes, but they are delicious.

Makes about 48

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar

In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. (This is where you should flash freeze the cookies) When ready to bake, reheat oven to 325 F.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely and reroll in powdered sugar. (go ahead – when you’re all done, you can lick your fingers)

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