• Cooking Time:
  • Servings: about 4 dozen
  • Preparation Time:


  • 2 cups butter (4 sticks)
  • 6 oz cream cheese (not whipped)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons course salt
  • 2 1/2 cups walnut halves as follows:
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped


  • Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  • Mix in sugar and vanilla.
  • Add flour and salt, mix until just combined.
  • Mix in first part of chopped walnuts.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each half into an 8 1/2" long X 2" diameter roll. Wrap each roll in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes or up to 2 weeks.
  • Preheat oven to 350° with racks in upper third of oven. Unwrap one log and roll it in 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, coating completely. Cut into 1/4 inch rounds, place 1" apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake cookies until just golden around edges, about 18-20 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining log and remaining chopped walnuts.


Categories: Cookies 

Author Credit: Living Magazine

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