Save on Pinterest

Walnut Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

These cookies are really easy to prepare. I've made this recipe many times over the years, and the cookies are always a hit.
Walnut Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

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:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 173 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Recommended Video