Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
  • line several heavy cookie sheets or rimmed sheet pans with cooking parchment.....
  • sift the flour , baking powder, and salt onto the a sheet of wax paper
  • place the melted butter in a large mixing bowl
  • add the sugar and mix in it with a wooden spoon
  • the melted butter- sugar mixture will appear somewhat lumpy... ok.....
  • blend in the chopped walnuts and vanilla extract
  • stir in the half of the sifted mixture and blend it into form a dough
  • let the dough rest for 10 minutes
  • spoon up rounded 1- tablespoon-size quantities of dough and roll into plump balls
  • arrange the balls of dough 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets placing 12 on each pan
  • bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 14 to 15 minutes or until set and light golden on the bottom
  • let the cookies stand on the pan for 1 minute then carefully remove them to cooling racks...
  • cool for 10 minutes
  • carefully dredge the warm cookies in the powdered sugar to coat them .......
  • transfer to large sheet of waxed paper to finish cooling
  • once cool dredge them again in the powdered sugar lightly ......
  • makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

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  • pearls 5 years ago
    My mother has been making these for over 40 years. She adds dried apricots that have been soaked in boiling water and then chopped into little pieces. We also sometimes use pecans in place of walnuts. It's not Christmas without these delicious cookies. For some reason most people seem to prefer these cookies made into crescents instead of balls. They should be slightly golden brown before you remove them from the oven. Be careful, they're sinfully good and addictive!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I'll turn into a butterball if I eat all these! They look & sound delicious.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Looks and sounds fantastic! High 5 and thanks for the great post!
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  • kytigger 5 years ago
    I make a pecan cookie similar to this and never thought of adding chocolate chips. I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for posting. Happy Holidays. Donna
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