These are my husband's fave Christmas cookie
yield: approx. 3 dozen cookies
1/2 c. sifted confectioners/powered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2. c. sifted flour
1 c. soft butter/marg.
1 TBsp. vanilla
1 c. finely chopped walnuts
Sift the powdered sugar
and measure. Beat it, the butter, salt, and vanilla together until
fluffy. Sift the flour and then measure. Stir flour into the powdered
sugar mixture. Mix well. Chill in fridge at least one hour so dough
will shape easily. Preheat oven to 375 F.
Shape the chilled dough into small balls (1" in size). Beat egg white in a small bowl. Dip each ball into egg white and then roll cookie in the chopped walnuts.
Place the cookies 3"
apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press a small hole in the center of each
cookie with your thumb tip, and fill the hole with a little raspberry jam.
Bake on the center rack of oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned
Remove from oven and spread cookies on a rack to cool.
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