posted by Deborah 01-22-100 11:58 AM
1 cup melted butter, cooled
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or almond) extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour, approximately
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or blanched almonds
1 cup ground walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white beaten stiffly
Thoroughly mix together.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine sugar, butter, baking powder and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Add flour until a soft dough is formed, but not enough flour that dough cracks when you pick it up and mold it.
Take a walnut size piece of dough (or larger, up to you) and form into a ball. Make an indentation in it and place about a teaspoonful of the nut mixture in the hollow. Press edges together to seal. Make into rounded or egg shape and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Sift confectioners sugar over slightly warm cookies. Allow to cool thoroughly before storing.
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