Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe originally came from the back of a Diamond Walnut package back in the 1970's. I started baking a lot when I was in high school and my taste testers were my dad and my parent's best friends. These were their friend Bud's very favorites so I made them quite a bit. I thought I lost the recipe but after about an hour of searching I found it in a stack of recipes that I had given to my mom. I hope you like them as much as Bud did!


  1. Resift the flour with the baking powder.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture.
  3. Stir in the walnuts.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Roll out onto floured board to 1/4" thickness. Cut into any shape.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  7. Make 2 to 2 1/2 dozen delicious cookies.
Most Helpful

The most popular cookie I served at Christmas this year. Absolutely delicious sandwiched with chocolate, mocha or vanilla butter cream. Also iced some with simple icing sugar. Finally sandwiched some with a variety of jams. This is winner.

Itoka S. December 31, 2013

We really enjoyed this cookie! Not too sweet - just right! I did not get as many cookies as the recipe indicates, but that is probably because of the size of my cookie cutter. Next time I might roll them into a log, refrigerate, and just cut the cookies in circles. Thanks for the post. Made for Fall PAC, October, 2011.

Nancy's Pantry October 14, 2011

Melt-in-your-mouth delicious simplicity. I used pecans and I'm with Bud; these could easily become my favorite cookies.

sugarpea January 16, 2008