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!
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Resift the flour with the baking powder.
- Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture.
- Stir in the walnuts.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Roll out onto floured board to 1/4" thickness. Cut into any shape.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Make 2 to 2 1/2 dozen delicious cookies.
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.
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.
Melt-in-your-mouth delicious simplicity. I used pecans and I'm with Bud; these could easily become my favorite cookies.