Walnut Cookies/Walnut Puffs


  • 4  oz walnuts
  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 2 table spoons fine castor sugar
  • 4 oz / 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Powdered sugar / icing sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 300 F.
  • Butter a cookie sheet generously
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
  • Add vanilla and beat well
  • Sift  the flour
  • Grind the walnuts in a food processor until it becomes a coarse powder.  Stir the nuts several times when grinding to prevent becoming oily
  • Stir ground nuts and flour into the butter mixture
  • Make small marble sized balls with the mixture using palm of your hands
  • Place these in a prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 45 minutes
  • Let cool the cookies for about 10 – 15 minutes
  • While they are still warm, roll in powdered sugar
  • Let cool completely and roll again in powdered sugar
  • Makes about 30 cookies

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