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(Middle Eastern Orange Blossom Cookies)
2 cups sweet butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ounce whiskey
1 teaspoon orange blossom or rose water
4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup walnuts, pistachios, or pecans, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In mixing bowl, cream butter.
Add sugar, egg, whiskey, orange blossom water and flour; mix well.
Form dough into little balls; shape as desired ("S" shapes, diamonds, etc.).
Place cookies on baking sheet; bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
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