Print Options

 
 
 Print
Walnut Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Walnut Sandwich Cookies Recipe

These cookies are really easy to prepare. I've made this recipe many times over the years, and the cookies are always a hit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups 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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • 4. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and orange peel; beat 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.