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Walnut Cookies

Walnut Cookies

Young children enjoy making these, as the dough is quite "gooey". 


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (more if desired)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter (whichever you prefer for baking)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (optional)*


Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a bowl.

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter or margarine, shortening, and white and brown sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well blended. Stir in the walnuts.

Stir in the flour mixture. 

Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and form into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Place on a lightly greased cookie tray, approximately 2 inches apart, and press down lightly with a fork.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 - 17 minutes, or until golden brown. When thoroughly cooled, store in a sealed container. 

*If desired, brush each cookie lightly with beaten egg before baking.

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