Whole Wheat-Walnut Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped black walnuts

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla

Combine remaining ingredients, and stir into creamed mixture. Chill dough 2 hours or until firm.

Shape dough into a roll, 2 1/2 inches in diameter; wrap in waxed paper, and chill 3 to 4 hours. Remove waxed paper; cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.


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