1 cup soft butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups unsifted flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In large bowl with electric mixer
at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, egg yolks and extracts until
light and fluffy. Add flour and nuts. Mix well with hands. Turn
dough out onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. With
hands, shape each half into a 16-inch long roll. Cut each roll into
16 pieces, then shape into balls. Press a whole clove into each
piece. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350
degrees F for 20 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
Remove cookies to a wire rack and sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar while still warm. Cool. Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar again.
* 2 teaspoons ouzo (anise-flavored liqueur) or brandy or may be substituted for the vanilla extract.