|Walnut||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Egg whites||2 Large|
|Cream of tartar||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Packed light brown sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Heat the oven to 275 degrees.
Lightly butter 2 baking sheets.
Finely chop 1/4 cup of the walnuts.
Put the remaining nuts in a food processor or blender.
Add the flour and process until the nuts are ground.
Do not overgrind.
Put the egg whites in a bowl.
Add the salt and cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.
Add the vanilla and then the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the ground and chopped walnuts.
Drop the mixture onto the baking sheets in teaspoon-fuls and bake for 1 hour.
Turn off the oven but do not open the door.
Leave the cookies in the oven for 1 hour longer.
They will be crisp on the outside and chewy inside.