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Biscuit Recipe: Best Loved Easter Walnut Biscuits

Updated on October 10, 2015
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Crunchy Walnut Easter Biscuits
Crunchy Walnut Easter Biscuits | Source

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5 stars from 6 ratings of Easter Walter Biscuits

I'm late again! Yesterday was Easter Sunday, 31st March 2013, yet I managed to have time to bake some delicious Walnut Easter Biscuits today since it is my off day. Anyway, it was a much relaxing day compare to yesterday because we had to attend church service, visit some friends and join the Easter Day kids activities...the kids were having a hell of a time while adults have to watch them by the side. By the time we reach home, we were totally worn out !

What are the ingredients required?

Making Walnut Easter Biscuit was quite a simple affair and easy even without using a cake mixer. It consists of sunflower oil, walnuts, vanilla, castor sugar, chopped currants or cherries of your choice, an egg and plain flour. You could substitute the nuts with any other nuts that you like such as cashew nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts or sunflower seeds.


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How to make Walnut Easter Biscuits?

The method of mixing the dough is almost similar to Sugee Cookies or Sugi Cookies. Just mix all the ingredients into a mixing bowl except for vanilla essence and mix the dough by stirring it with a wooden spoon into a slightly stiff dough is formed.

I was worried that my Easter Walnut Biscuits would come out hard as you can see the quantity of sunflower oil was relatively little compare to other cookies. Amazingly these Easter Biscuits came out nicely round, flat and crispy which is similar to Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you leave a little space in between each biscuits when baking, it truly does help to avoid them from sticking to each other as the biscuits would expand or spread out it's size during baking process.

Besides that, you may be surprised that these biscuits taste sweet even though the amount of sugar used is quite little. The secret to this tasty biscuit is the icing sugar that absorbs into the biscuit’s surface when it cools off. It is sweet on the outside and crunchy for the inner texture.

The smell of toasted chopped walnuts risen from the Easter Biscuits that filled up my kitchen was awesome.The crunchy and chewy texture of wonderful combination between chopped walnuts and currants result to enjoyable chewing snack for any occasion all year round. It is not necessary to bake Easter Walnut Biscuits during Easter Day only. You could bake them anytime when you feel like exercising your jaw. Suitable during festive seasons such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Children's Day or even tea-time snack.

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Step-by-Step Photo to Baking Easter Walnut Biscuits

chopped walnuts or choose toasted sunflower seeds
chopped walnuts or choose toasted sunflower seeds | Source

Note:

Cook time stated is based on the 1st batch. It will take approximately 15 minutes to bake each batch. So, if you have to bake 6 times, Hence, it will take you 1.5 hours to bake 48 pieces of Easter Biscuits.

Best Loved Easter Walnut Biscuits Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: makes 48 pieces

Ingredients

  • 55g walnuts, toasted, chopped
  • 115ml sunflower oil
  • 55g castor sugar
  • 25g currant / raisins / cherrie, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 175g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essense
  • some icing sugar, decoration

Conversion Guide

55g = 1.95 ounce

25g = 0.90 ounce

175g = 6.20 ounce

115ml = 0.15 litre

  1. Preheat oven 180C. Grease baking sheets lightly with butter
  2. Toast the walnuts approximately 3-5 minutes. Do not burn the nuts. Chop the walnuts coarsely. Set aside.
  3. In a big bowl, mix chopped walnuts, sunflower oil, castor sugar, chopped currants and egg together.
  4. Stir in sifted plain flour with baking powder. Add in vanilla essence. Stir well.
  5. Stir together the mixed ingredients to form a firm paste. Add in more flour if necessary.
  6. Roll mixture into small walnut size balls. Place each of the on the baking sheet but remember to leave some space in between them. Flatten the balls lightly with the back of a fork or your fingers.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until crisp and golden or brownish color. Transfer the biscuits to wire rack to cool off.
  8. Dust with icing sugar as they cool. This will help the icing sugar to absorb into the biscuits..

Walnuts

I chose raw walnuts because I had these in my kitchen. Do you realize that walnuts look similar to two halves of a brain? These delicious walnuts are rich in fats and protein. They are also a good source of phosphorus, vitamin B and D. I mean if you compare to groundnuts, these two head nuts are far better than those.

I toasted the walnuts in a whole for 5 minutes in the toaster. They came out super hot and crunchy even before I bake them! Be careful when you remove the walnuts from the toaster as you may burn your finger. Use a pair of chopsticks to pick them up and transfer to a bowl. Chop them into thin slices or cubes, whichever pattern you prefer. I chose big slices as I love the crunchy taste.

chopped raisins and red cherries
chopped raisins and red cherries | Source

Raisins, Currants, Cherries

If you have dried fruits such as raisins, currants or cherries, add these fiber fruits into your biscuits for more nutrition. I love nibbling raisins when I feel like eating some snacks. Raisins help to reduce constipation and easy bowel movement for me.

You need not wash these dried fruits. Just chop them into small pieces of cubes , approximately a handful will do. Add them into the batter and mix well so that the raisins, currants or cherries do not clump together.

Mix all ingredients together

mix all dry ingredients together
mix all dry ingredients together | Source

This Easter Walnut Biscuit is best loved in our household. Easy to bake and now too sweet yet crunchy. This is the easiest biscuit baking session I had ever done. Just add the chopped walnuts, sunflower oil or melted butter, castor sugar, chopped currants or whatever dried fruits you prefer and an egg together in a big mixing bowl.

Smooth batter

Mix them well with a wooden spoon or stainless steel fork
Mix them well with a wooden spoon or stainless steel fork | Source

Now, when you need to stir all the dried ingredients with the flour, you may find it a little stiff to turn the wooden spoon or stainless steel fork around the batter. Just mix around with a little strength until all the batter are all well mixed. Don't have to beat it and I don't think so you have much extra strength to do it either !

Flatten the biscuits

Flatten the biscuit with your two front fingers
Flatten the biscuit with your two front fingers | Source

Use a teaspoon to scoop up a ball walnut size ball. Roll it around your palm and place it onto the lightly greased baking sheet. You could either use a the back of a fork to flatten the ball or simply use two front fingers to flatten the ball lightly.

Remember to allow some space in between each ball as it may spread out during baking time. You wouldn't want your biscuits to stick to each either, right?

Sunflower oil for healthier choice
Sunflower oil for healthier choice | Source

Tips to Substitute Ingredients

Sunflower Oil


Originally, this Easter Walnut Biscuit calls for sunflower oil but you could substitute it with Canola Oil, SoyBean Oil or Olive Oil for health purpose. These oil are less in cholesterol and usually monounsaturated.

Besides that, butter or margarine is also a great choice to substitute the sunflower oil. Butter aids in sticking the butter mixture with the dry ingredients easily instead of producing crumbly dough. Furthermore, butter produces sweet smelling buttery aroma when freshly baked.


Everybody knows that butter or margarine is high in fats and unhealthy for us. However, you could choose low cholesterol and unsalted butter which may cost a little more than the usual.

I chose “Anchor brand as it comes in 227g with a convenient paper packing. Of course they are many other brands with almost the same pricing but I prefer this brand as it is light, low in cholesterol and unsalted too.

Margarine has the highest fats and not suitable for spreading on the bread. Use it mainly for baking purpose as it is cheap and does not need any refrigerating compare to butter.

If you wish to cut down all the unhealthy fats, use Crisco vegetable shortening as it is low in cholesterol too, low in calories and not oily at all.

It has less than 50% saturated fats than butter, which means it is healthier and taste almost the same as butter.

It is suitable for baking cookies and cakes, the color of the batter is slightly lighter than normal salted butter.

The batter turns out not so sticky or goey. Perfect choice for healthy diet.

Cashew Nuts

Roasted cashew nuts make good  crunchy bites for  biscuits
Roasted cashew nuts make good crunchy bites for biscuits | Source

NUTS

Now if you are short of walnuts, you could substitute it with any other crunchy nuts that you have in hand. The best choice would be sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, pecans, hazelnuts or chopped ground nuts without the skin. Remember to toast the nuts before you mix them into the batter. Otherwise, they may taste raw and not crunchy. The quickest way to toast your nuts is to toast them in the small toaster ( that you usually toast bread, muffins, etc ) for at least 4-5 minutes. Chop them while the nuts are hot and quickly add them into the batter. If you planned to decorate the chopped nuts into the surface of your biscuits, leave them in the toaster to keep the temperature warm and crunchy.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 177
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 29 g10%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 40 mg13%
Sodium 120 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      They are like fruitcake but in biscuit form. They looks to nice for Easter.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Awesome pics. Your are a great cook!!

      Voted up Useful and rated!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @bridal

      Yes, they do look like fruitcake in biscuit form. Thanks fro reading.

      @ruman

      Gosh! Thanks for your comments. Makes be blush :) Thanks for your ratings!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Though I am not wild about biscuits these do sound pretty good with all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing and pinning in my recipe section.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @carol

      thanks for pinning this hub. Greatly appreciated.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Interesting recipe with nice ingredients! Very nice pictures! Excellent step by step instructions! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @kidscrafts

      Thanks for your wonderful comments. Feel very happy !

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      These look really good....Yum! interesting with cherries..bookmarking this hub..so I can give them a try...voting up.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      Informative hub these biscuits look pretty yummy

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      I've never made walnut biscuits. It's after Easter now, but I bet they'd be just as tasty!

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Lovely! I like that you use dried fruits in the recipe. I wish you could send some of these biscuits to me right NOW! lol

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      LOL! Too far, my friend. If you are living next door, i would be glad to give you a box of them ! Thanks !

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @nata

      Yeah, Easter biscuit taste just nice for any season, anytime. I even make them for tea-time snacks !

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @missin

      Sure do. I am sure you will love them. Thanks.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @faythef

      Thanks for yr vote, appreciated.

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      I loved this entire hub and the recipe! So much great information and it looks delicious!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for yr kind comments. Feel so good !

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      Delight100 4 years ago

      Hi peach purple thanks for dropping by on my lechon recipe :)

      This recipe looks lovely for Easter . I'd like to try baking it for myself .

      Have a lovely day.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @delight

      thanks for reading mine too. Hope that you enjoy baking!

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      Delight100 4 years ago

      @peachpurple

      Yes I like baking :) I made a chocolate brownie and apple crumble which I made to my Partner . He really like it.

      I am new to this hubpages still practising how to write lol, I might post the recipe of those couple menu I mentioned above later.

      By the way I have a couple of filipino dishes recipe called kalderetabg manok & pork adobo on my boyfriend hubs which he loves to eat & very proud of me for cooking this dishes my boyfriend username is leono1: here is the link please take a look. Thank you

      1. http://leon01.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-cook-Kaldere

      2. http://leon01.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-cook-Pork-Ad

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @delight

      Glad to have someone who has the passion in baking and cooking. I tried the links you gave but came out: page doesn't exist. Maybe you can check out why...

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      These sound so good I will have to keep track of this recipe and one day will have to make them. Voted up.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Terrific picture. They do look like little fruitcakes. I'll have to try them.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @koffee

      thanks for yr kind comments!!!

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      well, I'd say these biscuits transcend the holidays. They look delicious!! I will have to try these out on my "family" the folks I cook for are sure to love them (devout blueberry muffin lovers that they are) Must share to FB. :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @charrons

      thanks vy much !!!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Looks delish! Voting up and pinning :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hello nice to meet you...love your bisquit recipe..

      Blessings to you

      Deb

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      pakwebonline.com 3 years ago

      great summer food information

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @insightful

      Thanks for yr inning. Greatly appreciated

      @Deborah

      Thanks for yr comments. nice to meet u too.

      @pak

      thanks for reading.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      These Easter biscuits look awesome and delicious. Voted up and interesting.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @rajan

      Thanks for reading. Sure is delicious!

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      peacepurple, these biscuits sound wonderful. I've only eaten the traditional version, so I never thought about adding a twist to biscuits. This is worth trying!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @career

      thanks for the compliments. Do try . I am sure you are going to love this

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The ingredients here is so delicious making the biscuits so tasty, love the idea of walnuts.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @DDE

      thanks for reading my hub. Hope that you will enjoy baking

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I like the fact of being able to alter the recipe depending upon what one might have in the house at the time. Your biscuit recipe sounds really good. We would call them cookies in our part of the world. Up and useful votes!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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      thanks for reading my hub. Thanks for the votes too.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      I've never heard of these they sound so delicious. I love biscuits. Voted up.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @moonlake

      thanks for reading my hub. Try it. I am sure you will love this lovely biscuits. Cherio!

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      n sagarq 3 years ago

      hmm is very tasty.... www.ifreedown.net

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks.

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      RanaKm 2 years ago

      It seems like you really have a big wide knowledge about food and how to prepare it, your articles seem really interesting and I might use one when I attend to cook although I find it so hard and time consuming when I cook lol so I avoid that most of the times! Voted up btw.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for your vote.

      I love baking and cooking, those are my passion. Just take a little time on weekends, you will become a pro

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      Susan Guinn 2 years ago from Florida

      This sounds like a good recipe peach purple. I will have to try it sometime.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Susan

      oh yes, do please, if you have time

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      Jamie Jensen 2 years ago from Chicago

      These look so yummy and I love things baked with walnuts!!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ForLoveofCupcakes

      thanks for your comments, baking with walnuts cookies is one of my favorites

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      Susan Guinn 2 years ago from Florida

      I put nuts in almost everything I bake, they are so healthy for you (omegas). I made chocolate chip cookies & added the steel oats, gives it a nutty flavor. Ok let me get the Strawberry shortcake posted. Keep in touch.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Susan Guinn

      me too, i prefer almond and walnuts, cheaper here.Hope to read your strawberry shortcake

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I have certainly bookmarked this recipe. Now if I can just figure out how to convert grams to another measurement, I can do this!!

      I do love walnuts, though.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, i will convert them and edit in this hub

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi again, many thanks for converting your measurements for us. I am anxious to try this recipe!

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      Hannah Overlock 2 years ago from Maine

      This recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      These look delicious and perfect for Easter dinner. I think they look and sound good for any occasion. Voting this up and sharing with followers.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for your votes and shares, I am sure it is suitable for any festive seasons besides Easter

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