pound sweet butter
cup sifted confectioners sugar (powered)
tablespoon brandy optional
teaspoon baking powder
cup walnuts chopped fine
Additional confectioner's sugar
Beat butter with electric mixer until very light & fluffy, sift in sugar, mix throughly, add egg vanilla, and brandy. Sift flour and baking powder together,add walnuts. Blend dry ingredients with butter & sugar mixture. Knead lightly and chill in refrigerator for several hours. Foprm dough into balls, and place on ingreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 15020 minutes or untilo lightly brown. Roll balls in powdered sugar after removing from oven and place on a rack to cool.