Italian snowball cookies

My great grandmother used to make these heart-attack inducing cookies.  So easy, so delicious, but watch out if you don't want a gallbladder attack, don't eat too many =)

4 cups flour
2 cups butter (I used margarine just fine)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cups chopped walnuts

Mix first 5 ingredients, and add walnuts last.  Roll into balls (we used ice cream scoop sized balls) bake 10 mins at 350, or until just beginning to turn golden on the bottom.  (It's very easy to over-bake these and then they get very hard and you can't eat them!) Immediately toss them into a bowl of powdered sugar to coat.  Then let cool.  Sometimes you need two or three separate tosses in the sugar.  It's a delicious blend of buttery, nutty, just-right sized cookie with a hint of sweet on the outside.  I seriously could eat them all in one sitting, but would probably need some new arteries after that... enjoy!

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