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Surprise Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

6 dozen

Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient in these tender, flaky cookies. I'm not sure where the recipe came from. But my grandmother was a baker, so I like to believe it was one of his.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cottage cheese until blended; gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Brush tops with egg. Combine the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 109 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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