Black Walnut Cookies

"Another recipe from my grandmother. I usually make these at Christmas as well - trying to create a yearly tradition of baking certain cookies."
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4 dozen brownies




  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. I made this recipe and used part chopped black wallets and part chopped walnuts plus added 1 T. of black walnut extract. I toasted the nuts for 8 min in 350 oven prior to adding. They were so very delish. Gave some for holiday gifts. Making more today. Possibly gave too many away!!! These will be my black walnut cookies recipe forever.
  3. Love these cookies, but the recipe has some problems. It claims to yield 4 dozen brownies. It yields no brownies but I got about 100 cookies from it. There is no indication as to how thick to slice the rolled dough, so I guessed at about 1/2". That yielded 100 cookies, but I had to bake them 10-12 minutes, not 5. Fortunately, they came out great. I also added some black walnut extract.
  4. 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.


I live in to Jacksonville, FL with my husband, 2 daughters (17 and 11), 4 cats, and 2 dogs. My favorite things to make are cookies/bars and pound cakes. I have had a great time cooking since discovering Recipezaar January 2002. This is a picture of my youngest cat, Lily. She is my sweet sweet little baby.
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