This is my son’s favorite Christmas cookie. The recipe only makes a couple of dozen if you make them as big as I do. Ideally, they should be made smaller but we like them bigger. These freeze really well after baking.
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Heat oven to 300º.
Beat butter until creamy.
Sift together 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter. Blend well.
Stir in oats. Blend in vanilla and nuts. Mix well about 5 minutes.
Shape to form small balls ~ I use a small cookie scoop.
Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from sheets.
While hot sprinkle with 1/2 remaining sugar. Cool and sprinkle again.
Makes 2 to 4 dozen depending on size.