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Nut Chews

Time 35 minutes
Yields Makes 12 to 14 cookies
Nut Chews
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Place the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Tilt the pan so the butter melts evenly. Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch square pan or 8-inch pie plate so the bottom is completely covered.

3

Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and, using a fork, beat them until they are all one color and look well blended.

4

Add the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla, and, using a large spoon, beat the cookie batter until completely blended and smooth. Stir in the walnuts.

5

Pour the batter into the buttered plate or pan and bake until lightly browned, the dough feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, not damp and sticky, 15 to 20 minutes. Because ovens can vary in temperature, check the dough at 15 minutes.

6

Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into wedges or squares. These freeze well if wrapped in two or three layers of plastic wrap.


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