Once you prepare the dough, it can be saved (even frozen!) to be used later. Perfect for when your young student informs you he volunteered a dozen cookies ... tomorrow!

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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the white sugar and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the nuts. Divide dough into 3 equal parts, shape each piece into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap logs in wax paper and chill for 3 hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cut dough logs into 1/4 inch slices and place them on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown.

Nutrition Facts

123.2 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 20.5mg 7% DV; sodium 121.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
I really like these cookies. They remind me of Chocolate Chip cookies with out the chocolate chips. I was worried about the 400 baking temp but it worked out fine although mine were done at about 7 minutes. Nice crispy edge and a slightly chewy middle. Oh they do spread so I ended up doing 8 to a sheet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2018
Very tasty but had trouble with the baking some would burn and other would not cook all they way stayed kinda wet no matter how much Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
I really like these cookies. They remind me of Chocolate Chip cookies with out the chocolate chips. I was worried about the 400 baking temp but it worked out fine although mine were done at about 7 minutes. Nice crispy edge and a slightly chewy middle. Oh they do spread so I ended up doing 8 to a sheet. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
these cookies are fast yummy and easy Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2012
A solid cookie recipe. I made this originally so I could just pop a couple in the oven now and then when my sweet tooth got the best of me. It pairs REALLY well with dark tea. I did notice that it was done at 7 minutes though I left it until 8. At 8 minutes when it cools down it resembles more of a ginger snap consistency (I didn't add nuts none on hand!) but it makes a really good thing to dip into your tea! Also if you don't have cinnamon you can mix up whatever you want to add. I used 2 tsp cake spice but I'm willing to bet pumpkin spice or any combination of allspice nutmeg etc. would make wonderful additions/substitutions. Enjoy!!! (ps - 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp cream of tartar is really just 3 tsp baking powder!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2013
I wanted to make cookies but was low on time and out of some of the typical cookie ingredients (chocolate chips peanut butter even oatmeal -- it is past time to get to the store!). I had what I needed to make these and they came out very good. I used all whole-wheat flour and subbed 1-1/2 tsp baking powder for the baking soda and cream of tartar (thanks to hereforfood for the tip). My kids do not like nuts so left those out. Also I didn't have time to refrigerate so instead of rolling into log and chilling I scooped out dough with tablespoon measuring spoon rolled into a ball then flattened. Good cookie! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
My mother use to make this recipe and keep a roll in the back of the refrigerator to have a in a in a hurry cookie to back it was my dads favorite cookie. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2018
This recipe was delicious!!! I absolutely loved it!!! I loved the touch of cinnamon and cream of tartar!!! I did the recipe with out the nuts but they were still delicious!!!! I highly recommend this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2014
Wow this is one superb cookie! I did however make a few changes.. I subbed almond extract for the vanilla and chopped blanched almonds for the walnuts. Also I skipped the roll wrap and refrigerate step and I simply rolled the dough into tight little balls and flattened with a fork like a peanut butter cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2017
I love these cookies made per recipe but once they were backed and cooled off I dipped half the cookie in chocolate and it was amazing and they look pretty. Next time I will infuse the chocolate with orange zest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
Thanks to whoever uploaded this you'll never know how much it means to me I thought this recipe was lost forever. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2018
Very tasty but had trouble with the baking some would burn and other would not cook all they way stayed kinda wet no matter how much Read More