I scanned in this recipe from the New Recipes for Good Eating. I could not get it straight on the scanner, but the fun in this is the handwritten comments! Apparently, this recipe is 'very good'. I'm going to use the previous owner's measurements, though I think she just doubled the recipe.
Ice Cream Wafers
1 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. salt (I would just use 1.)
1 tsp. vanilla
walnut or pecan halves
Blend Crisco, sugar and egg. Stir in dry ingredients (which have been sifted together). Blend well; add vanilla. Drop from a tsp. to a cookie sheet which has been rubbed with Crisco (ugh). Place nut in center of each cookie. Place in a moderate oven (350F) 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from sheet immediately after removing from oven.
Now why are these called Ice Cream Wafers? Are they good with ice cream? Hmmm... I've seen Kolackies made from Ice Cream, but this is is bit of a puzzle.