Tea Cookies

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  •   1 cup    Unsalted Butter, softened
  •  ¼ cup    Sugar
  • 2 cups    Flour
  •   1 cup    Walnuts, chopped
  •   ½ tsp    Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pinch    Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch    Salt
  •               Confectioners Sugar for coating


Preheat oven to 325°F

Cream butter with vanilla, then beat in sugar, flour, salt and baking powder until blended. Stir in the nuts. Refrigerate for a half hour, the dough will then be easier to handle.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until light brown.  Cool slightly and then gently roll in confectioners sugar until coated.  Set aside to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.

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