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"Easy Homemade Walnut Cookies"

Updated on June 5, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 40 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, studying the Bible.


Get Cracking With Walnuts And Bake These Easy Treats

Nothing can beat a batch of fresh walnut cookies, filling the house with their appetizing smell that makes your mouth water. December is the time when walnuts can be harvested, but they are available all year round and used for many culinary purposes. Nuts are always a great favourite as a snack and walnuts are very versatile, being just as delicious when added to a nut roast or pizza, as being a main ingredient in cakes, puddings and cookies. This cookie recipe, easy and delicious, combines the two distinct flavours of butter and walnuts which are irresistibly combined with the taste of brown sugar. They make great kids cookies, being easy and fun to make with the important nutritional value of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and other minerals in the walnuts. Eating them at the end of a meal may help to counteract any damage done to the arteries from fatty foods, according to research. Biscuits, cookies- whatever you call them in your part of the world, homemade cookies always look and taste so much better than shop-bought ones, making them well worth the effort. The smell of them baking in the oven will be sure to bring the welcoming touch to anyone arriving at your door! So come on, get the apron on and slip one onto your saucer to accompany your after-dinner coffee!

Cookies From A Foreign Nut

Fit for a god

Walnuts come from a beautifully ornamental, deciduous tree of which there are 21 varieties. It's name derives from the Old English wealhhnutu, meaning a foreign nut, because it came from Gaul and Italy. The Latin name, Juglans, derives from Jupiter glans, "Jupiter's acorn": figuratively, a nut fit for a god.

Cookies Cooling On Rack, subtly bursting with walnuts..

Cookies Cooling On Rack, subtly bursting with walnuts..
Cookies Cooling On Rack, subtly bursting with walnuts.. | Source

No fiddly rolling out needed!

pressing the cookies before baking
pressing the cookies before baking | Source


  • Cream together 6oz light brown sugar and 4oz softened butter
  • Add 1 beaten egg and 2oz finely chopped walnuts
  • Work in 8oz self-raising flour
  • Add a pinch salt and few drops vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to Gas 4 (180g)
  2. Knead to smooth dough
  3. Roll pieces into balls and place well apart on greased baking trays, then flatten with a fork
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, cool on wire rack
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    • Lorelei Cohen profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      3 years ago from Canada

      I am a cookie-holic and these sound delicious. You had me at the word walnut but then I saw vanilla and I was hooked....

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love cookies, and your recipe piques my curiosity. Hope to try it someday.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I love walnuts and cookies, haven't had breakfast yet, and my mouth is watering! Thanks for the recipe.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing !

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      Christine Hulme 

      6 years ago from SE Kent, England

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you and I've added pecans to the poll!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Lovely lens. I really adore walnuts - although I wish you would add pecans to your poll! Pinned to my sweets board- listed as a related lens on my own lens: - and blessed.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, useful info here! SQuidlike

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      6 years ago

      That sounds very yummy. I think all the cakes should have walnuts inside.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Wow -- these do look quick and easy.

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      6 years ago

      These look seriously yummy!

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Will definitely try this one.

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      7 years ago

      My friend offered a bag off black walnuts- but then she told me what I'll have to do to get it out of the shell (directly from the tree) It sounds like A Lot of work, I think I'll jut buy some at the store. Thanks for the recipe.

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      7 years ago

      A cookie's just not a cookie without walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts added!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Wow! Definitely my kind of recipe! Fast & Easy! I will have to make these for my husband. He loves walnuts.

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      8 years ago from Australia

      I like easy and not fiddly. Looks yummy :-)

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      Jackie Block 

      8 years ago from SE Michigan

      This recipe sounds so good, I am going to add it to my Christmas cookie list this year. I am in the us though so I'll have to figure out at what temperature to bake them. Thank You.

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      Lisa Auch 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      I love all nuts - maybe becasue I slightly am nuts, wonderful and can taste them now!

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      8 years ago

      I think I would really like to make this recipe...but I'll have to figure out our conversion of the amounts first. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sue Dixon 

      8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you for suggesting this lovely recipe for the Rocektmoms cookie collection- I've added it to the lens.


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