Black Walnut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Black Walnut Butter Cookies Recipe

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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!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 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

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.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter. Combine the flour, cornstarch and confectioners' sugar; add to butter and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Black Walnut Butter Cookies in Country April/May 1998, p51

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Simple to make and tasty!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015 Edited Jan. 5, 2015

"Does not make that many cookies, I downsized them to get 24 cookies. Other than that, they're very good. I would definitely recommend this recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Yummy cookie."

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