Greek Butter Cookies

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  • 1 cup sliced brown almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Soften butter at room temperature until very soft. Beat well with an electric mixer. Add sugar and beat until fluffy and light colored. Add egg yolks and beat thoroughly.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and mix into butter mixture. Add nuts. Sprinkle dough lightly with whiskey and knead thoroughly. Roll out dough and make into desired shape.
  3. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
  4. After the cookies have cooled, sprinkle liberally with confectioners' sugar.

Makes about 3 to 3 1/2 dozen.

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