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Black Walnut Butter Cookies

 Black Walnut Butter Cookies
This part of the Show Me State has an abundance of black walnuts, so these cookies certainly represent my region of the country. I created this recipe after a lot of family thinks they're a hit!
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts or walnuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • In a bowl, cream butter. Combine the flour, cornstarch and
  • confectioners' sugar; add to butter and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  • Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks
  • to cool. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 70 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.