Make this cookie in a food processor or Kitchen Aid mixture to speed up the process.
1 cup semolina
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine flour and the semolina; set aside.
Cream the sugar and butter.
Very slowly add the semolina/flour mixture, beating continually to whip in air.
Place dough in a bowl and let rest at least 4 hours.
Dip your hands in milk and knead the dough.
Knead in the vanilla.
Roll dough into 1" balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 " apart.
Garnish the tops with almonds.
Bake until golden brown.
Let cool on cookie sheet.