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Buttery Walnut Cutouts

 Buttery Walnut Cutouts
Chopped walnuts add flavor and crunch to a typical butter cookie plus give them a pretty golden color.
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured
  • 2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.