Walnut Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by NVirginian

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!

Top Review by Itoka S.

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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