This was a recipe my Mother picked up somewhere. She was always looking for new things to cook and her Christmas cookies became a small business. She sold platters at Christmas. I love these particular cookies and helped her make them. There was no written recipe so I reconstructed them from long ago memories. I have never found a recipe exactly like them ( and I have tried!).
When I was a Senior in HS I sold a box of my Mother's cookies to a teacher who needed them for a gift exchange. She ate them before the day was over and questioned me about them being from a home baker. She thought they must have come from a bakery! My Mother was a truly great cook in every way ; confident, curious, and schooled by years of providing wonderful things for family and friends. —Annie stader
All purpose flour
Fine to medium chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar for rolling ( more as needed , be generous)