Friday, April 29, 2011

Walnut Cookies

I craved walnuts which might mean I craved healthy fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc, copper,vitamin B9, B6, E, A, and many other minerals and vitamins they include. The wisest way to meet all my dietary needs for a better mental health was to bake some walnut cookies which were supposed to be full of them. They certainly served the purpose. Here goes the recipe and some of the pictures I took after they completely cooled down


  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, plus more for coating
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 g baking powder 
  • walnut halves for garnish


  1. Use a blender or a food processor to chop the walnuts finely.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter, egg and sugar until light and well-blended. Beat in vanilla, salt, baking powder and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Squeeze dough to shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place, 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary). Press a walnut half into top of dough. Sprinkle wıth sugar.
  4. Bake until golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar. Cool and serve.

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