Now for the cookie recipe, one of my family's favorite. I make 5-10 varieties every year, and give many away as gifts. But family helps me by eating all of the broken cookies...;-D
Walnut Sandwich Cookies
2 sticks butter + 2/3 cup powdered sugar
+ 1 tsp. vanilla.........................Cream together.
1 3/4 cups flour + 3/4 cups finely chopped walnuts......................Blend well into mixture.
Using 1 level tsp. of dough roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. I like to flatten them with a powdered sugar-dipped glass bottom.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
Chocolate filling: Melt together 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp. Butter + 2 Tbsp. milk, mixing while heating (I use the nuke) to blend well.
Add ½ tsp. vanilla, mix, then add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix well again. (You can thin with more milk if desired.)
Spread filling on one cookie, then sandwich with another. Roll sideways in extra finely-chopped walnuts, so the nuts stick to the filling.
These freeze well and last only until someone finds them!