• 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


Makes 3 dozen (36 servings).

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. "I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time."

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: my files
Submitted By: Meryl
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