From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 cup butter (no substitute)

  • 5 Tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cups sifted flour

  • 2 Tablespoons water

  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar well.  Add flour, water, nuts and vanilla.  Put in the refrigerator until cold (may leave overnight).  Roll dough into small cocoon shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned.  Remove from pan and roll in powdered sugar while hot.

YIELDS:  4 dozen

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