These are cookies for the baking challenged. A five year old could make these. Perfect for the holidays because they freeze beautifully.
about 60 cookies
1 cup butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts (I like using half English and half Black walnuts.)
Cream butter in large bowl of mixer, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, add vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in walnuts. Form into balls about the size of a quarter; place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes, watching carefully to avoid overbaking. The cookies should not be allowed to brown. When done, roll in powdered sugar and store in airtight container. Freezes beautifully.