Sunday, May 25, 2008

Old Fashioned Walnut Cookies

To Gobble Up with Your Root Beer Freeze..... or a Tall Glass of MilkThere's a reason this delectable little treat is the most oft requested at C and H sugar. Technically, the cookie's real name is "Lenora's Walnut Specialties," but I just had to rename it. For here, anyway. I like names that describe what something really is. When a recipe has "Specialty" or "Surprise" in the title, I'm worried that there may be a hidden ingredient treasure from the 1950s, like say pickled beets or Castor oil. Descriptive titles give me a since of security; I know what I'm getting.

But back to the cookies. With only four ingredients, they're fast, easy, and completely addictive. These warm little brown sugar and toasted walnut shortbread are the perfect bitty confection to compliment the caramely tones in the root beer. Ice cream, cookies, and soda; what could possibly be wanting? Happy Memorial Day!


Old Fashioned Walnut Cookies or Lenora's Walnut Specialties
Estimated Cost: $3.50 for about 30
Notes: I made half of the cookies without nuts for my picky little ones.
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
10 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus 30 whole walnuts for the tops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in flour. Stir in nuts. Roll into 1 and 1/2 inch balls. Flatten to 1/2 inch thick. Press walnut half on top and bake for 15-16 minutes each.
Coming Tomorrow:
Prudence Pennywise Tip for Corn on the Cob

8 comments:

Emiline said...

These look great! My grandma used to make a walnut cookie that looks very similar to this one. She used black walnuts, though...not sure how you feel about that. I don't really love black walnuts myself.

Prudy said...

Emiline: I'm a nut fanatic, black walnuts included. I can't seem to convince my kids to pick up on my craze, though. Maybe with time..

Catherine said...

Prudy,
the cookies look delish! But, of course you know me, no walnuts. But I can't wait to try them without the nuts. And thankyou so much for the root beer freeze! It was so ridiculously delicious! I can't wait for more!

Jenny said...

These look very yummy indeed! I am the only nut in my house that will eat nuts. I don't get my family. I'll just eat the whole batch myself!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

RitterB's said...

Today was our son's birthday... we could not wait to try your memorial day dinner until tomorrow and since today was just so super special we thought why not try it? So how did you like it you say? IT WAS ALL JUST SO AMAZING! I thought that the cookies were a bit of a trick with so few ingredients... Few ingredients or not they are WONDERFUL! My parents are here for a visit and my mama cant wait to get home a try them out on her friends!
You are a HIT in the RitterB's home! I cant wait to try more yummy things you throw out there! I'll be peekin'at your blog soon my new friend! BFF!!!!!

Tracy said...

Those look yummy! I may be tempted to add a little maple flavoring though.

Leslie said...

Prudy,
These cookies look delicious and seem easy to make.
I love anything crunchy, and put walnuts on everything.
Thanks for another great recipe.

creampuff said...

Walnuts are my very favourite! And I'm with you, recipes that have "surprise" in the title just worry me. Great cookies!