Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Lightly sweet, cookie. The flavor is delicate. Goes well with a tall cold glass of milk or a piping hot cup of coffee.
- 1 2⁄3 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup butter, plus
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt, set aside.
- Beat butter, sugars and the egg till creamy. Add vanilla, Mix well.
- Blend in flour mixture, then stir in walnuts.
- Drop by teaspoon full into cookie sheet sprayed with Pam or similar cooking spray.
- Place dough 3 inches apart. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to stand 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
UPDATE: I did add 1.5 times the amount of finely chopped walnuts and a little (maybe a tablespoon) of instant coffee granules to the dough in making this the second time, and I think that fits the bill for me! Not very strongly flavored, just nicely subtle.
These cookies had a great chewy-crispy texture. The recipe did have what appeared to be a few typos to work around: shortening was listed as an ingredient but not included in the directions, and vice versa with baking soda. I substituted lard for shortening and added it to the butter, which probably helped with the texture of the cookies. Also, I "guesstimated" that the recipe would require 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. If you're looking for a very delicately-flavored cookie, then this is your recipe. I personally found that the recipe needed a little more punch, which wasn't even achieved when I added nutmeg. I may use 1.5 or even twice the amount of walnuts next time, or I may add instant coffee granules to give the cookie a little more spice, for my tastes. On the whole, though, I would definitely make these again!