Walnut Cookies

These delightful lightly sweet and delicate cookies have a pleasant, somewhat crunchy texture with a pronounced walnut flavor. The aroma from making these delicious walnut cookies fills your house with holiday cheer, and the buttery goodness will fill your belly too!

The dough can be frozen and baked at a later time.

Walnut Cookies

Yields About 50 Cookies
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
  • 1/4 lb Butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 1/3 cup Unrefined Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Mix in the sugar, salt, and walnuts. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract, and stir to form a smooth dough.
  3. Shape the dough into 2 logs (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter) on a large sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Roll to give smooth sides. Wrap the dough in the parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and preferably overnight or up to 3 days. The dough can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Lightly butter baking sheets. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 1/2-inch-thick slices. If you like, press each cookie between palms of the hands for smoother edges. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on the baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until color on the edges turns light tan.
  8. Remove from baking sheets with thin metal spatula while still warm.

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  1. Jo Cross says:

    what kind of unrefined sugar do you use? I’m using coconut and it seems a bit dry

    1. Larisa Litvin says:

      I use Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar in most of my cookies.
      I’ve never tried coconut sugar in this recipe but still don’t think that the sugar has contributed to the dryness of the cookies.
      These cookies are intended to be crisp and tender. Make sure not to overwork the dough to avoid undesirable hardness.
      Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you here again! <3