These are sinfully delicious walnut cookies made with no flour! They can be made at Christmas with little poinsettia's on the top or on Halloween with R.I.P. written on top (we call them 'coffin cookies' when they are made like that). I hope you like them as much as we do! Note: Mom uses lemon, but I like orange better.

Lara

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (100 degrees C).

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  • Combine the white sugar, ground walnuts, orange zest, orange juice and 2 egg whites. This mixture will become very sticky and paste-like.

  • Form the paste into a long rectangle on a smooth surface sprinkled with sugar so that it won't stick. The rectangle should be about 16 x 4 inches.

  • Make the frosting by mixing the remaining egg white with the confectioners' sugar. You don't need to beat the egg white first! You may need to add a little water, or a little more powdered sugar to form a paste that you can easily spread, but that isn't runny.

  • Spread the frosting over your rectangle. Use a knife covered with sugar to cut the rectangle into small 1 x 2 inch bars and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until frosting is hard but still white. Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2004
The dough was so gooey that there was no way I was going to be able to roll it out even after adding quite a bit of spelt flower. Instead I formed it into balls and flattened them on the cookie sheet each with a little bit of the glaze on top. To get them cooked all the way through I had to turn the temperature up and increase the baking time to about 45 to 50 minutes. When they did get cooked they tasted very good although I would probably cut the sugar next time and maybe flavor the glaze with citrus as well. I'm glad I was able to save these but you definitely can't shape them and cut them into bars like the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2004
The dough was so gooey that there was no way I was going to be able to roll it out even after adding quite a bit of spelt flower. Instead I formed it into balls and flattened them on the cookie sheet each with a little bit of the glaze on top. To get them cooked all the way through I had to turn the temperature up and increase the baking time to about 45 to 50 minutes. When they did get cooked they tasted very good although I would probably cut the sugar next time and maybe flavor the glaze with citrus as well. I'm glad I was able to save these but you definitely can't shape them and cut them into bars like the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2010
This recipe is missing A LOT of information. First of all - it's impossible to move the bars from the cutting surface to the cookie sheet while still maintaining some form the quantities make too little bars and WAY too much frosting the cooking time is not sufficient and the instructions are vague and need to be proofed (like most of the recipes on this website). What do you mean "COMBINE" the ingredients (step 2) What does "COMBINE" mean? mix with a spoon? blend in a mixer? use a hand mixer? a spatula? what?? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2010
I followed the recipe and ignored the ratings. Taste was ok consisitency was awful. Sticky and falling apart. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2013
Should have read the reviews first. All are very correct. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2018
The taste its very good but I do think we are missing something it definitely didn't look like a bar. Read More