Swedish Walnut Cookies

    30 min

    This is an old family recipe. If you like, you can add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mixture - it makes the cookies taste like brownies.

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    Makes: 48 biscuits

    • 225g butter or cooking margarine
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • Coloured sugar or sprinkles for decoration (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture.
    3. Roll dough into 3cm sized balls. Roll the balls in the chopped walnuts then in sugar. Place on an ungreased baking tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are light brown.

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    A very nice cookie, extremely light and crisp. A few notes: make sure the nuts are very finely chopped; I also needed far more than just a half a cup to roll the cookies in. Adding the cocoa makes a delicious cookie, but it's misleading to call it 'brownie like' . If you're not fond of nuts or don't have them on hand, the cocoa version is good even without them, especially if you mix a small amount of cinnamon into the sugar that you roll them in. Lastly, I usually refrigerate sugar cookie doughs before I shape them, to make them easier to handle, but don't do that with this recipe; the dough is soft, but manageable, and it holds the nuts better at room temperature.  -  04 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Makes a very delicious and tender cookie. I added chopped nuts directly to the dough and rolled in cinnamon sugar, topping with a few additional nuts. Other ideas are to top with chocolate kisses or add chocolate chips to the dough. Cookies do spread, I would suggest placing about 3" apart. Baked for 9-10 minutes just until light brown.  -  15 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous. I am swedish and we also love almond anything! I used almond extract instead of vanilla. and used finally chopped almonds  -  10 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)