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Walnut Sandwich Cookies

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies are really easy to prepare. I've made this recipe many times over the years, and the cookies are always a hit."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Add water. Stir in walnuts. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with a buttered glass. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  2. For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and orange peel; beat until smooth. Spread over the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.


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Really good cookies - I loved, loved, loved the shortbread cookies, and the filling is very good. The orange flavor was a little strong as I wanted the walnut flavor to be the dominant taste, b...

Great cookie. I used pecans instead of walnuts and they were fabulous!

I was so happy to find this recipe during my search for black walnut sandwich cookies I made only once years ago, then couldn't find it again. I used this recipe just as written only using black...

A complete disaster! My cookies flattened out in the oven and were really crispy and greasy. I thought maybe it might be the type of pan I used (I was using a baking stone) so I tried a regular ...