1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Beat butter with electric mixer for about 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, beat until combined. Add water and vanilla and beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, and stir in the rest with a wooden spoon. Stir in the nuts.
Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on wire racks.
Put powdered sugar in plastic bag. While cookies are still warm, put 2 or 3 at a time in bag and shake to coat with sugar. Return to wire rack to finish cooling. When cool, shake again in powdered sugar. Makes about 72 cookies