Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix well. Add flour and almonds; mix with electric mixer on low speed until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 in. balls; place 1 in. apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.Remove to cooling grid; cool 5 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners? sugar; cool completely.