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Walnut Sugar Cookies

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, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  • 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.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
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  • Jonikaye
    Feb 13, 2021

    I didn’t care for these cookies at all. The dough wasn’t easy to work with, and the cookies were not very tasty. I won’t be making these again.

  • Nathan
    Jun 18, 2020

    I doubled the recipe to sum up for the amount of cannabutter I added. This recipe is still cooking, but I'm getting high off the fumes so cheers to you, happy holidays.