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How to Make Walnut Biscuits - Recipe

Updated on May 11, 2017
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Oliversmum is a self taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes and Puddings.

Walnut Biscuits great with a cuppa
Walnut Biscuits great with a cuppa | Source

Walnut Biscuits


This Walnut Biscuit Recipe is easy to make and has a great flavor.

They are a great biscuit for morning or afternoon tea, Supper, Children' s lunch boxes, when you go on a picnic, an all round Biscuit.suitable for any occasion.
They do have nuts in them, ( my personal opinion Children under five years of age should not have Nuts) but that is up to each individual.


if you prefer, you might like to try this Recipe with chopped Hazelnuts, (unsalted) Cashew Nuts, chopped Pecan Nuts or chopped Almonds, If you change the nuts it will give them a slightly different flavor, but the choice is yours. Which ever nuts you use they will still taste nice.

For the folks who have an allergy to nuts, you may want to try this recipe with finely chopped dried Apricots, Apples, Pears !

Walnuts ready for chopping to go in the Walnut Biscuits
Walnuts ready for chopping to go in the Walnut Biscuits | Source
Chocolate chips for the Walnut Biscuits
Chocolate chips for the Walnut Biscuits | Source

INGREDIENTS.

For these Walnut Biscuits you will need the following ingredients.

  • 1 x cup Caster Sugar.
  • 1 x Egg.
  • 2 x cups Self Raising Flour.
  • 2 x ounces finely chopped Walnuts.
  • 2 x ounces Dark Chocolate chopped into small bits or Mini Chocolate Bits.
  • 6 x ounces Butter, chopped into small pieces for easier mixing.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence.
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut.

If you wish (I have not tried it) you may like to try Milk Chocolate, in place of Dark Chocolate.

I feel that the Milk Chocolate would make the taste a lot sweeter!

Mixture for the Walnut Biscuits rolled and ready for the oven
Mixture for the Walnut Biscuits rolled and ready for the oven | Source
Walnut Biscuits coming out of the oven, what a great odour
Walnut Biscuits coming out of the oven, what a great odour | Source

Method of preparing the Walnut Biscuits mixture

Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy, beat in Vanilla Essence, and Egg. beat well.
Beat in sifted flour, blending thoroughly.
Stir in Chocolate Bits, Coconut and Walnuts, mix well.

Roll into small balls about the size of a Walnut.

Place on greased oven tray, or oven tray lined with baking paper. ( I use the baking paper), allowing room to spread.

Bake for approx. 15- 17 minutes or until A light golden color,( not too dark as that will mean they are over cooked) in a moderate oven, around 190 degrees. I know each oven may very in temperature.

They will be a little soft when taken out of the oven, but will crisp up as they cool

If you wish when the Biscuits have cooled.

1) melt some dark chocolate and dip half the biscuit in to the chocolate and leave on the cooling rack to set.

2) drizzle the melted chocolate over the biscuit.

or

3) just eat them plain.

This recipe makes approx 41/2 dozen biscuits. and they will keep in an airtight contained lined with baking paper for approx 10 days.

In our Family they are usually all eaten within 3 to 4 days.

They are a little crunchy,great tasting,melt in your mouth type of biscuit. I hope you like them.

In fact we are off now to finish off the three Walnut Biscuits you can see in the Photograph. See you :) :)

Walnut Biscuits are great to have with a Mug of Coffee
Walnut Biscuits are great to have with a Mug of Coffee | Source

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    • samboiam profile image

      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      This looks delicious. I will have to try this.... or maybe have some else make it and try theirs. :-)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      samboiam. Hi. They really are a mouth watering Biscuit.

      To be honest they are my personal favorite.

      I would like to know your opinion if you get time to try this Walnut Biscuit Recipe, Or if some kind person that you know makes them and lets you try a couple.

      Thank you so much for dropping by, It is always nice to hear from you. :) :)

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Thank you for this fantastic recipe and hub, thumbs up I can't wait to try this...

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Oliversmum, Those biscuits look wonderful and the recipe sounds good also. Thanks for this hub. I'm hungry now.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Darlene Sabella Hi. This Walnut Biscuit Recipe tastes great, which ever ingredient option you use.

      Thank you so very much for your lovely comment and thumbs up. Its always great when you drop in to read my hubs. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Pamela99. Hi. Thank you. They also taste good as well.

      It is a fairly flexible Recipe, that hopefully will cater for folks different needs.

      I just looked at the picture of the cooked Biscuits, you are right, it does make you feel hungry.

      Thank you for your great comment. I always enjoy you dropping by. :) :)

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Another great home made recipe. Thank you oliversmum. I love walnut biscuits!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Great recipe -- must try it.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      earnestshub. Hi. Thank you.

      They are a great tasting Biscuit, With the number of choices of Nuts and Dried Fruit that you can use.

      We especially like the Walnut flavor.

      Thanks again for your great comment. I do appreciate you dropping in to read my hubs. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Hello,hello, Hi. Thank you. If you do I would like to know what you think.

      This Walnut Biscuit Recipe has a flavor all of it's own.

      Thanks again for you nice comment. :) :)

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      suny51 7 years ago

      Hello oliversmum-this is 8.15 in the evening here and I had my cuppa only 2 hours before so I shall be okay with those biscuits,I am sure they shall taste as good as they look.

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      Steve Webb 7 years ago from Great Wakering, England

      Hi oliversmum! I really like this wonderful recipe & aim to try it soon, especially as I enjoyed making your lemon pie so much! Good job I'm slim & burn off the calories!

      thanks so much, keep up the good work!!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      suny51. Hi. It's 1-30pm here,

      I hope when you make this Walnut Biscuit Recipe and try them with your cuppa, that you will like them.

      With the variety of Nuts and Dried Fruit, they will taste slightly different.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I do appreciate you dropping by. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Wilbury steve. Hi. They are a very nice Walnut Biscuit, or if you choose one of the optional ingredients, they are still very tasty.

      Thank you for giving me your opinion on my Lemon Pudding Recipe, It was great to hear.

      Being slim has it's advantages. Eat what you like, go for a walk and you are back where you were, ready for some more calories. I like it that way.

      Thanks again for your lovely comment. It,s always nice when you drop in to read my hubs. :) :)

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi oliversmum, looking at the images of the Walnut Biscuits coming out of the oven I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of the walnut,vanilla and all the other ingredients mixing together. I am looking forward to trying out the next batch of Walnut Biscuits when they are made!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes. Hi There. The images of these Walnut Biscuits do look great. A big thank you to the guy that is teaching me how to use Photoshop.

      To get the full aroma of all the ingredients, you have to make the Biscuits or be in the kitchen when they come of of the oven.

      You would be more than welcome to pop in and try a couple next time they are made.

      Thanks for dropping in to read my hub and leaving a beaut comment, Its always great to hear from you. :) :) (hug)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      yummy, Thanks for the recipe and I will try this mam, Maita

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      prettydarkhorse. Hi. . They do have a great taste.

      I hope you like them when you get time to try this Walnut Biscuit Recipe.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      Om Paramapoonya 7 years ago

      Yum! Luv this hub! I've got to try this recipe soon. :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Om Paramapoonya. Hi. Thank you.

      They are very nice. I have actually baked some this morning, with a combination of chopped Walnuts and Almond Flakes,

      If you get time to try this Walnut Biscuit Recipe. I would very much like to know what you think.

      Thanks again for your great comment. :) :)

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi oliversmum. I'm a bricklayer with a wife, Linda and two daughters heather and sarah who are all very skilled in the cooking department, i can also cook a few things when needed, but usually help out in other ways. Your recipe sounds a winner and coincidently last night i was ferreting around in the pantry and came across an unopened packet of walnuts. I pinched a few and will suffer the repercussions when found out. Ernest is my eldest daughter's, boyfriend's, dad and has inspired me to join the hubbers, which has re-ignited my passion for creative writing. So i'm happy to make your aquaitance. I'm not very skilled with the computer, but i'm keen to learn, so anyway keep hubbing and i'll have a look at your hubby hubber's stuff next time i log on.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I love anything to do with walnuts. My Granddaughters are coming on the weekend sooooo guess what snacks I will be serving.

      Thanks for sharing

      regards Zsuzsy

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      websclubs 7 years ago

      Hi Oliversmum,

      Welcome to Hubpages, nice hub. Thank you for sharing your Joy's of baking with us.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Zsuzsy Bee Hi. Walnuts do add great flavor to your baking or salads, anything really.

      I do hope your Granddaughters like these Biscuits, if you had time to make them.

      Thank you so much for your comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Websclubs Hi. Thank you. You are welcome.

      I hope that one day if you get to make these Walnut Biscuits, that you will like them.

      Thanks again for your nice comment. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Attemptedhumour. Hi. It would be nice if one of the Ladies in your Family had time to make this Walnut Biscuit Recipe, They are really a great tasting Biscuits.

      Have you been found out get, I guess you could go to the store and buy a new packet of Walnuts, that way they would never know.

      I was also inspired by Earnestshub by reading one of his hubs about finding your voice. But Agvulpes was my biggest inspiration. He gave me the confidence that I needed to try writing on hub pages.

      He writes some wonderful hubs with great information and they are easy to follow.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful recipe. I must try it because Becky loves biscuits and chocolate and nuts. God Bless You.

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      stars439. Hi. Thank you.

      I do hope Becky likes these Walnut biscuits when you get time to make them.

      They do have all the things she likes in them.

      Thanks again for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. :) :).

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Oh my! I need to run to the grocery store. These look yummy AND nutritious!

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Storytellersrus. Hi. They do taste good, almost melt in your mouth type of biscuit.

      I believe they are nutritious, That's what I try and aim for when making sweets, it doesn't always work that way but most of the time it does I hope

      Thank you for dropping in to read my hub and leaving a great comment. :) :)

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      Kamran100 6 years ago

      yummy...like it

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Kamran100. Hi. They are rather nice, with a great nut and chocolate flavor.

      Thank you for your comment. :) :)

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      Aamna Aamad 6 years ago from Pakistan

      my hubby loved those oliversmum...voted up.

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Aamna Aamad. Hi. You have tried them great, I am so pleased that you liked my Walnut biscuit recipe.

      Thank you for letting me know.

      Your comment is very much appreciated. :):)

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      Taranna Kathy 4 years ago

      Have just baked these biscuits. I added another egg as the mixture was very dry. Baked beautifully and tasted sublime!

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      oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

      Taranna Kathy Hi. I am intrigued as to why the mixture was so dry, that problem has not happened to me with this mixture so far. It is a fairly dry mixture,but not that dry.Will have to try and work out why that happened.

      adding an extra egg was a good idea.

      I am glad that they turned out ok and tasted good.

      Have just made a batch today, using half Walnuts,half Pecan nuts, giving them a slightly different flavor.

      Thank you so much for your comment. :):)

    Walnut in half a shell!
    Walnut in half a shell! | Source
    Walnut Biscuits require the extra flavor of Vanilla Essence.
    Walnut Biscuits require the extra flavor of Vanilla Essence. | Source
    Caster sugar essential for the Walnut Biscuits
    Caster sugar essential for the Walnut Biscuits | Source
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