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Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:55
Categories : Cookies Holiday

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup hazelnuts -- or pecans
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioner's sugar

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except the confectioner's sugar. Use a large wooden spoon or your hands to mix thoroughly.
2. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes -- a very important step.
3. Form dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until set but not brown. Do not overcook.
4. Let stand 1 minute in pan then remove to wire rack. Cool until barely warm. Roll in sifted confectioners sugar. Cool completely, then just before serving, roll again in the confectioners sugar.
Yield: about 20 balls. Do not make them too large or they will not cook properly.