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Walnut Sandwich Cookies

 Walnut Sandwich Cookies
These cookies are really easy to prepare. I've made this recipe many times over the years, and the cookies are always a hit.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in water. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 1-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass
  • with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared
  • glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until
  • fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and orange peel; beat

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Walnut Sandwich Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies; top
  • with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.