Carols Greek Cookie Balls Recipe

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CAROLS GREEK COOKIE BALLS

Carol Parkhurst

By
@mscarole

THIS WAS ONE OF THE COOKIES I HAD MADE FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRAYS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR MANY MANY YEARS.
THIS IS A DELICATE COOKIE, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH IN ONE BITE.
A VERY NICE ALMOND TASTE TO THEM.
A NICE COOKIE FOR A COOKIE-SWAP.
THIS RECIPE WAS HANDED DOWN TO ME BY AN OLDER LADY IN THE EARLY '70'S.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
24/48 - [DEPENDING HOW BIG YOU MAKE YOUR BALLS]
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
butter/margarine, soft
3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1
egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
almonds, slivered - finely chopped - [ i do mine in a mini food processor]
extra confectioners sugar- [for dusting]

Step-By-Step

1I USE A KITCHEN-AID MIXER FOR THESE.
2PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES.
3MIX BUTTER AND CONF. SUGAR UNTIL FLUFFY.
4THEN BEAT IN EGG YOLK AND EXTRACT UNTIL SMOOTH.
5IN A SEPARATE BOWL; WHISK THE FLOUR, BAKING POWDER AND ALMONDS TOGETHER.
6ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS A THIRD AT A TIME TO THE BUTTER MIXTURE AND MIX FOR A COUPLE MINUTES.
7CHILL FOR 1 HOUR.
8SHAPE INTO 1 INCH BALLS - [APPROX. 1 TBSP.] - [DO NOT FLATTEN]
9PUT ON AN UN-GREASED COOKIE SHEET 2 INCHES APART.
10BAKE APPROX. 15 MINUTES - [LIGHT SAND COLOR]
11WHEN DONE MOVE TO WAX PAPER-- SPRINKLE WITH CONF. SUGAR WHILE STILL WARM.
12NOTE: THIS IS A DELICATE COOKIE, SO DON'T SQUEEZE THEM. MAKES A NICE COOKIE FOR A COOKIE SWAP; BUT YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO DOUBLE THE RECIPE. I DID WHEN I MADE MY CHRISTMAS TRAYS.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek