These cookies get tossed in confectioners' sugar and resemble little snowballs.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pulse almonds, flour, salt, and nutmeg in a food processor until fine crumbs form.

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  • Cream butter and confectioners' sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla seeds and orange zest, then almond mixture. Refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

  • Roll dough into 1/2-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 1 inch apart. Bake until cookies are set and bottoms are light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets on wire racks. Just before serving, roll in confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes

Cookies will keep, covered, for up to 5 days.

Reviews (3)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
11/09/2013
Mine is a question. What do you use the vanilla pod for after scraping the seeds out??
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12/09/2009
I made this recipe as written, and they were not as good as I wanted them to be.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2009
Could vanilla extract be substituted for vanilla bean and if so what amount?
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