Everyone has a favorite . ..and these are my hubby's favorite cookie. I'm not much of a cookie baker, but I've
trained taught my daughter how to make these. She does a fantastic job and has been making them for the past 4 years as a birthday gift to my hubby, her "da-da". They are kind like buttery, nutty and very sweet orbs of shortcake. Around these here parts, many of us grew up with these being a Christmas staple and could often find them among the favorites of the Christmas cookie exchange. Enjoy!
1 Cup Butter, Room Temp
1/2 Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar + 1 Cup for after they are baked
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 and 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla together. Blend salt and flour together, then add to butter mixture. Stir in nuts and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Do not flatten! They will not lose their shape and will remain a round ball. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool. Then roll again in powdered sugar. Yield: 4 dozen, 1-inch sized cookies.