Nan-e Shirini-ye Khoshk (Persian Cookies)

Nan-e Shirini-ye Khoshk (Persian Cookies)

1-1/2 c. butter
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract)
4 c. flour
1 egg white (optional)
slivered almonds or ground walnuts (optional)

Beat butter and powdered sugar together until creamy. Add vanilla
extract or other flavoring (orange rind, lemon juice, etc). Add
flour and blend well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours. Roll out
dough between waxed paper to the desired thickness. With floured
cookie cutters, cut the dough into the shapes desired. If desired,
brush tops with beaten egg white before baking, and/or sprinkled
with slivered almonds or ground walnuts. Place on greased cookie
sheets and bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes, depending upon the
thickness of the cookies.