- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 Cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 Cup Walnuts, finely chopped
- 1 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/2 Tsp baking soda
- 1/2 Tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350. Beat the butter, vanilla, and sugar together until the sugar is fully incorporated and the texture is light.
Add the egg and then add the flour, baking soda, and salt a little at a time.
After mixing together, you turn the dough out onto a sheet of greased parchment paper or saran wrap and form it into a long roll about two inches in diameter.
Wrapped in the plastic or parchment, the cookie dough is placed in the freezer for anywhere between a couple of hours or a couple of days.
When you feel like making them you just take out however much dough you want and slice off thin wafers off the end or the roll.(Being frozen makes this a lot easier. If the dough looks to be thawing out, toss it back in the freezer.)
Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake them for 8 minutes, or until they turn a darker shade of brown.
If you overcook them, the cookies become more crisp and less chewy, but because they are so thin this doesn't really pose a problem. Also, since the slices are so thin, this recipe makes a lot of cookies. The last batch was a couple of dozen at least, and I cut them a little thick.