Form into small balls the size of small walnuts and flatten on the baking sheet to 1/4" thickness. They should be about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking pans about 2 minutes, then remove to wire cake racks to cool. This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies.
Sift the flour once, measure and resift with the salt. Cream the butter with the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Stir in the dry ingredients, then add the nuts.
Preheat oven to 375F.
From the Watkins Hearthside Cookbook (1952)Ingredients