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Buttery Walnut Cutouts

Chopped walnuts add flavor and crunch to a typical butter cookie plus give them a pretty golden color.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk; stir until smooth. If desired, tint with food coloring. Spread and pipe glaze over cookies; place on waxed paper. Let stand until set.
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  • Eloise
    Dec 20, 2016

    These reamazimg........delicate flavor and the walnuts did an interesting texture. Will definitely be a favorite!

  • dinkybug
    Dec 6, 2009

    this is the third time making these cookies,i can never make enough to give out for gifts, my daughter and friends plus i love them