1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds ground
Dough make 3-4 dozen cookies.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar and ½ cup confectioners sugar.
Add egg and vanilla. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt.
Add ground almonds to mixture. Mix thoroughly to form a stiff dough, adding additional flour if necessary.
Dip hand in confectioners' sugar and roll dough into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottom edges are just beginning to brown. Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack.
Dust with confectioners' sugar.