Grandma’s Walnut Cookies


Walnut Cookies

Grandma’s creativity was at work when she came up with this recipe for walnut cookies.  Since walnuts were always in abundance, the cookies utilized ingredients she already had on hand.  These were Grandpa’s favorite and he requested them often.  It was no wonder, as they were flavorful and delicious by themselves or with a cup of coffee or hot tea.

Walnuts ready to ship

In 2017 fond memories are of Carl Grieb sitting on the front porch or in his chair by the fire cracking the walnuts during the winter.  He would put the walnut shells in cardboard egg cartons to use as fire starters.

Recipe for:  Walnut Cookies

From the Kitchen of: Gertrude Haven Grieb


Cream together:

  • 1 Cup (2 sticks)butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound box light brown sugar
  • Add: 1/4 cup water

Mix together:

  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour (unsifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ground walnuts

Add dry ingredients to above creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 F degrees for 7 to 10 minutes, remove from cookie sheet, cool.


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