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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


  • 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
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel


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

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amaliatrusca User ID: 5819963 91838
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"there's a special taste that make them... not so ordinary. you have to be careful though not to bake the cookies too much, or they will be too crunchy!"

chem_chick User ID: 6135683 91836
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I had also made the Strawberry sandwich Cookies but these took the cake! People were amazed and they are so amazingly indulgent!! Definitely a hit - specially right out of the fridge!"

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