Walnut Butter Cut Outs
Submitted by: Ruby Farrell from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative
1 cup butter (not margarine), 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 2 and 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup finely chopped walnuts.
Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir flour, salt an baking powder together. Work into butter mixture gradually. Add vanilla and stir in walnuts. Chill about 1 hour. Roll out 1/8 inch thick on floured board. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees about 8 minutes, just until edges start to brown. Makes six to seven dozen cookies.