Cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3 heaping tablespoons sugar until light and frothy. Add 1 1/4 cups sifted flour (preferably cake flour), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans or walnuts, ground – run through the food chopper. This is refrigerated half and hour or so until the dough is firm enough to roll into small balls. Press flat with a fork and put a nut in the center of each cooky. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in a moderate (350°) oven. While hot dust with granulated sugar. These are delicately brown and frosty with sugar.
(Handwritten in pencil by grandma)