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2 1/3 cups shortening or margarine, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put shortening or margarine, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Turn mixer to medium and cream for 31/2 minutes.
Add flour and chopped walnuts; mix just enough to incorporate.
Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut out with any 2 1/4 -inch cookie cutter. Dip cookie cutter in flour when cutting. Place dough on un-greased cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly brown. Cool on racks before serving.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Keywords: walnuts,cookies   Category: Cookies    Cookbooks: Cooking With Cow, Ferguson Family
Recipe by Carol Jancsi     Added: July 03, 2015 by deebeeeff
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