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Kouramiedes (christmas cookies)
2 sticks sweet butter
1/2 cup confectioner`s sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Greek brandy
2 1/2 cups flour, sifted then measured
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 finely chopped walnuts or almonds
48 cloves
Additional confectioner's sugar

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Soften butter at room temperature. Then beat butter with eletric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift the 1/2 cup confectioner`s sugar into the butter, and cream them. Ad egg yolk, vanilla, and brandy. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Add the nuts to butter mixture. Then add flour mixture and stir to form a soft dough. Knead lightly and chill for several hours or overnight.
2. Form the dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoon of dough for each cookie, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Place a whole clove in each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Roll warm cookies in additional powdered sugar. Cool and store in airtight containers. 
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