This is the recipe I have used for 40 years right out of the Betty Crocker cookbook. Omigod I sound old!
Mexican Wedding Cookies AKA Snowballs
1 cup butter (don't use margarine, they aren't the same)
1/2 cup confectionery sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (I use walnuts) and toast them in the microwave until you start to smell them. Don't burn.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and almond. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes. While warm, roll in confectionery sugar. Cool and roll in sugar again.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.