Baki’s Old-World Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch


3 dozen

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
My uncles have always called these "cupcake cookies" because of the unique, pretty way they're baked. My maternal grandmother mixed many batches. —Marilyn Louise Riggenbach, Ravenna, Ohio
Baki's Old-World Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add nuts. In another bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon and cloves; add with vanilla to creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Fill 36 generously greased muffin cups or individual 3-in. tins one-third to half full. Press dough around sides, leaving a depression in center. (If dough is too soft, add flour.)
  3. Bake until light brown, about 18 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; tap tins to remove cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 105 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.