Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies

Last night I had a craving for something sweet…but now that I think about it, how is that different from any other night? After looking through my cupboards, I did some research to see what I could bake with the ingredients I had on hand.

I came across a great recipe for Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies. Having never eaten these cookies before, I knew I had to give it a try…and voila! These cookies were absolutely delicious!

Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1 3-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar with margarine or butter and cream cheese until blended; add vanilla. Increase speed to high, beat until creamy, about 2 minutes, and occasionally scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  3. With spoon, stir in flour and walnuts just until blended.
  4. With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place balls, 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  6. With floured fingertips, flatten balls out 1-1/4 inch rounds.
  7. Bake cookies 14-18 minutes, until golden.
  8. Let cookies remain on cookie sheet on wire rack 2 minutes to cool slightly.
  9. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Repeat with remaining dough.
  11. Store cookies in a tightly covered container up to 2 weeks.

While making this recipe, I found that the dough was very wet and hard to roll into balls. The best way to handle the dough might be to refrigerate it for a few hours prior to rolling and baking.

I’m sure you will love these tasty treats…I know I did!

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