1 cup shortening
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 1/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans, hazelnuts, etc.)
Cream shortening and confectioners sugar.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Roll into 1 inch balls and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet (or use non-stick baking mat or parchment paper)
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
Roll immediately in confectioners sugar. Cool cookies on wire rack. Roll again in confectioners sugar, if desired.