Orange Walnut Cookies
1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup of sugar
1 Tbs fresh orange juice
1-1/2 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1-1/2 cups of flour
24 walnut halves
Oven set at 325.
Grease a cookie sheet.
Process the butter until smooth.
Add the sugar and process again until fluffy. Mix in the orange juice, zest and vanilla or almond extract.
Add the flour and process until dough comes together.
Form rounded Tablespoons of the dough into balls, then flatten to a 2" round, using the bottom of a floured glass.
Press 1 walnut half firmly into the center of each cookie.
Bake for about 12 minutes at 325.