Swedish Walnut Butter Cookies
Swedish Walnut Butter Cookies are a simple shortbread-like treat. They’re rich in flavor from butter and nutty from toasted walnuts, plus they’re light in texture from powdered sugar mixed into the dough. You won’t be able to resist these delectable goodies.
You can slice and bake these cookies, or, for uniform-sized cookies, roll into little balls and flatten with a glass.
Cream butter and 2⁄3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2–3 minutes.
Add flour, walnuts, and vanilla; mix on low speed until a soft dough forms.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 9-inch log. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375° with racks in top and bottom thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice dough into 1⁄4-inch-thick slices; arrange on prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.
Bake cookies until slightly puffed and edges are golden, 10–13 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool slightly.
Dust cookies with powdered sugar while still warm.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 4%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Carbs 7g 2%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.