Walnut Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Walnut Sugar Cookies Recipe

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When we were growing up, my mother made sugar cookies dotted with ground walnuts as a special treat to welcome us home from school.—Debbie Miller, La Verne, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, walnuts and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Walnut Sugar Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2015, p10

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