Spice-Walnut Cookies

  • Serves

    makes About 3 Dozen


Chilling this dough before rolling will reduce crumbling.


  • 12 cup finely ground walnuts
  • 1 14 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 12 tsp. baking powder
  • 18 tsp. salt
  • 12 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. ground cloves
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg


Step 1

Combine walnuts, flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually add white and brown sugars; beat until mixture is fluffy. Beat in egg, reduce speed, and add flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Divide dough into four portions. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 325°. Roll out one portion of dough on a floured surface, cut into desired shapes, arrange 1" apart on buttered nonstick baking sheets, and decorate as desired. Bake for 5 minutes. Rotate baking sheets and bake until cookies are golden, 5 minutes more. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat process with remaining dough. Finish decorating and serve.

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