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Surprise Cookies

 Surprise Cookies
Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient in these tender, flaky cookies. I'm not sure where the recipe came from. But my grandmother was a baker, so I like to believe it was one of his.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cottage cheese until blended;
  • gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
  • or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out
  • with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Brush tops with egg. Combine the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon;
  • sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 109 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.