Austrian butter cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Measure Ingredient

1 c flour 1 c sugar ⅔ c nuts; chopped ½ c butter; softened Sift the flour and sugar together. Add the chopped nuts. Blend in the butter. Stir with a spoon until a soft dough is formed. Chill for 1-2 hours.

Roll the dough out on a floured board to ⅛" thickness. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter and place rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 (191C) for 7-10 min.

Yields about 3 dozen.

Can be made into a sandwich cookie. Traditional Austrian manner is to spread thinly with jam, cover with a second cookie, then cover top with chocolate frosting and a pecan or walnut half.

1 TB butter ⅓ c powdered sugar 1 egg yolk 1 sq unsweetened chocolate,

-melted and cooled.

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and chocolate. Blend well.

typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham

Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 10-20-94

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