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Walnut Cheesecake Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This has been a favorite Christmas cookie for years -- a bit of trouble to make but well worth it. Melt in your mouth goodness."
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servings 260
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 1/2 dozen)


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  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon peel and salt until fluffy. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar, then the flour to make stiff dough.
  2. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Shape dough into 30 - one inch balls.
  5. Beat egg white until foamy. Dip balls in egg white then roll in chopped nuts. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and make a depression in each with your thumb.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies begin to brown on the bottoms. Carefully remove to wire rack and while hot fill each depression with 1/2 teaspoon of apricot preserves or your favorite jam.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 260 calories; 17 24.6 3.7 44 130 Full nutrition

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These cookies are delicious. Use a processer to get fine walnut crumbs. A little messy to make but definitely worth it.

Very flavorful, however a little crumbly. Overall I would make again.

Delicious! Made them for Christmas and everyone raved about them. One person asked for the recipe which I e-mailed.