Italian Butter Cookies
photo by CoffeeMom
- Ready In:
- Whip butter with mixer.
- Continue mixing at low speed and add 1 cup powdered sugar, walnuts, then the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.
- Add vanilla.
- Drop cookie batter, by teaspoonfull quantities, on ungreased cookie sheet.
- The dough is fairly stiff so just roll the batter in little balls and then press down with a glass to shape.
- Bake 15-20 minutes at 350°.
- Remove from pan; sprinkle with a little powdered sugar.
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Very Good and very easy -- light and tasty. I baked a small batch exactly as directed -- they were good, but a bit flat. For the second batch I added a pinch of salt, that helped a bit, but I thought they could use a bit more flavor and texture so I added a 1/4 cup of vanilla sugar. That really rounded off the flavor. I would suggest adding 6 tablespoons of vanilla sugar to the whole batch or 6 tb of granulated sugar and another 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I got 110 cookies with a small cookie scoup -- they took 16 minutes to cook, I did two sheet at once -- reversing the sheets and a flipping them 180 degrees after 8 minutes.
What a wonderful cookie! This was my favorite out of all the cookies I made this Christmas, and also the one that generated the most positive comments. Probably wouldn't be much of a 'kid pleaser' as they're not overly sweet, but adults raved about them. I doubled the vanilla, just because I always do when making cookies. I sifted powdered sugar on them as they sat on the cooking rack. Perfect!
Delicious! Mine ended up very flat compared to the ones in the picture - but oh boy were they good! They were crispy at the first bite, but then melted away in your mouth. This recipe made LOTS of cookies - so if I make them again I might only make half the recipe. Thanks for the great cookie recipe!