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Black Walnut Butter Cookies

This part of the Show Me State has an abundance of black walnuts, so these cookies certainly represent my region of the country. I created this recipe after a lot of experimentation...my family thinks they're a hit!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts or walnuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter. Combine the flour, cornstarch and confectioners' sugar; add to butter and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  • Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 70 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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