Walnut Angel Wings
For the filling:
12 ounces walnuts, crushed
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the dough:
1 pound butter (use the real stuff, it's worth it)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
6 cups flour
For the filling: Combine walnuts, sugar, milk and vanilla in a saucepan and cook
over medium heat, stirring often, until the milk has evaporated. Set aside to
For the dough: Cream the first four ingredients in a large
mixing bowl. Add the flour, one cup at a time, mixing each cup into the batter.
Roll a portion of the dough out on a large flat surface until it is thin (about
1/8-inch thick.) Cut out circles three inches in diameter.
Place a heaping teaspoon of the filling lengthwise in the
center of each circle and fold the dough over to form a semi circle. With the
tine of a fork, gently press the edges to seal the dough around the filling,
then bend the semi circle slightly to form a crescent shape, and place on an
ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake cookies at 350 degrees until light golden brown. Dust
with powdered sugar.