Cinnamon Walnut Crackles

Cinnamon Walnut Crackles
makes 2 dozen cookies
2 cups walnut halves
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered Sugar for dusting (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grind walnuts in a food processor until very finely ground.
Add egg, powdered sugar, nutmeg and vanilla.
Process until thoroughly blended.
Let mix stand for about 2 minutes. It will firm up some.
Using a tablespoon, place rounded balls of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Cookies will appear puffed, but will flatten upon standing.
Remove to cookie rack cool thoroughly.
Sprinkle tops of cookies with powdered sugar.