Holiday Mixed Nut Cookies

Yields about 5 dozens

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp + 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 ¾ cups flour, sifted
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup almonds, chopped
¼ cup hazelnuts, chopped
¼ tsp salt
Note: you can replace any of the nuts listed with some of your own favorites. However, to keep with the mixed nut theme, try and make it at least 3 differernt nuts.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream butter with an electric mixer. Add ½ cup sugar and mix until well blended. Stir in the flour, nuts, salt and vanilla extract and combine well. Drop 1 spoonful of mixture for each cookie onto a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

In the meantime, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla and place onto a shallow dish. Coat each side of the warm cookies with the mixture and set aside to cool.
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