Black walnut biscuits

Black walnut biscuits

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About this recipe: These luxury all-butter biscuits are similar to shortbread studded with black walnuts, then covered in icing sugar. A lovely way to use black walnuts, though regular walnuts could also be used.

Julie Stokes

Serves: 48 

  • 225g butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 120g chopped black walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Cream butter and 125g icing sugar until fluffy. Stir in brandy and vanilla. Add flour, salt and nuts. Mix well.
  2. Shape dough into 2.5cm balls and place 5cm apart on an ungreased baking tray.
  3. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle remaining icing sugar over biscuits.

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