Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
Another recipe from my grandmother. I usually make these at Christmas as well - trying to create a yearly tradition of baking certain cookies.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs, beaten well
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup black walnut, chopped
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
- Add beaten eggs; mix well.
- Add dry ingredients; mix well.
- Fold in black walnuts.
- Separate dough into 4 parts.
- Roll each part and pat on ends to make flat.
- Refrigerate overnight or longer.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Slice off cookies from the refrigerated rolls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until golden light.
- Cool on wire rack.
I sent this recipe to my Mom. She took them to her bridge club and several people had to have the recipe. Thanks for posting these, Mom really appreciated them.
This is one of the best cookie recipes I have ever tasted. I made them for my family as a "test batch" for Christmas cookies, and they were everything a cookie should be: smells great, are soft---but not cake-like, and are not too sweet. I used dark brown sugar, toasted the walnuts, and added about an 1/8 a tsp. of almond extract, just for kicks. If you are a cookie fiend, you have to try these out.