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Black Walnut Cookies Recipe

Black Walnut Cookies Recipe

These are the first cookies I learned to bake. Grandmother and I made them for the holidays when I was a child. Hulling and shelling those nuts was a difficult and time-consuming job for Grandma. Our whole family enjoyed these yummy cookies even more knowing how much love she put into making them.—Doug Black, Conover, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped black walnuts or walnuts, divided


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in 1-1/4 cups walnuts. Finely chop the remaining nuts.
  • 2. Shape dough into two 15-in. rolls. Roll in chopped nuts, pressing gently. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 10 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 109 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Black Walnut Cookies

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bb4joy 244842
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"they were okay seems to me there is to much flour in them I think cutting down on the flour would not make them dry!!!"

l2bake 83109
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"These are very good. I cut the sugar down to one cup. And also cut the walnuts down to 1 cup too."

Dee1234 31306
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"My Dad gave me some Black walnuts, we normally don't care for black walnuts but made these for my Dad. They were so-o-o-o good. Then I lost the receipe again and plan to make them soon. Don't change a thing."

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