Black walnut biscuits

    50 min

    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.

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    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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    This was very good, the only changes I made was I used no brandy and pecans for my nut prefererence.I recommend this cooky, especially if you are a lover of Mexican Wedding cookies like myself.  -  07 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these cookies for my husband because the recipe sounded like one that his grandmother used to bake for him when he was a little boy. I had to substitute Kahlua for the brandy, but the result was fantastic. This is a simple and delicious cookie. I can't wait to make another batch.  -  18 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a nice recipe for a delicate, light, melt in your mouth cookie. Very much like an ice cream cookie.  -  16 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)