Walnut Butter Cookies

Walnut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

1

Cup

Walnuts, chopped

2

Cups

All-purpose flour

Tsp

Baking powder

1/8

Tsp

Salt

1

Cup

Butter, chilled

Cup

Sugar

1

 

Egg yolk

2-1/2

Tsp

Vanilla

 

 

Sifted confectioners sugar

Directions:

Preheat over to 350. Toast walnuts by spreading evenly on ungreased cookie sheet. Stirring occasionally, bake 5-8 min or until darker in color. Cool completely on baking sheet. Process walnuts in a food processor until finely ground.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ground walnuts, sugar, egg yolk, an vanilla; stir until a soft dough forms. Shape dough into 1 balls and place 2 apart on a greased baking sheet. Press balls with back of fork in a crisscross pattern to form thick cookies. Bake 15-20 min or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer coolies to a wire rack. Dust warm cookies with confectioners sugar, cool completely. Dust with confectioners sugar again. Store in an airtight container.

 

Yields

60 cookies

 

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