Italian Butter Cookies Recipe
- 1 pound butter (4 cubes, softened)
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. walnuts, chopped fine
- 3 1/2 c. sifted flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
Using low heat, soften butter in a small sauce pan. Then pour into a mixing bowl, add 1 cup powdered sugar, the vanilla and beat with mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or till butter begins to cream slightly. To this mixture stir in the walnuts, then the flour a little at a time until thoroughly mixed. The dough will become fairly stiff. Then take spoon sized portions, roll in little balls and then press down with the bottom of a glass to shape. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet or baking pan and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cookies from pan and sprinkle with a little powdered sugar.
For butter cookies used for special dinners, Christmas gifts and the holidays you can place a piece of glazed cherry on top and sprinkle with a sparkle.
For another Italian cookie recipe try
Italian Biscotti Cookies
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