"Golden Nut" Filled Cookies

This is the perfect recipe for our Walnut Mold (M5120)

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted

  • 1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 oz. cream cheese

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • grated rind of 1 orange

Sift together flour, salt and cinnamon-set aside. Cream butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and orange rind, then slowly the flour mixture. Chill dough well-overnight or longer and chill scraps in the freezer before re-rolling. Press a ball of dough into the floured nut mold ( the point of a knife helps to start them out.) No drying is needed before baking. Chilling formed cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes will help preserve the details of the impression. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Alternate flavors- almond, pecan orange ect.

Walnut Filling (or pecan, hazelnut)

11/2 C. ground walnuts
1 C. confectioners sugar
2 T. butter, softened
2 T. strong coffee

Peanut Butter Filling

1 1/2 C. peanut butter
3 T. light corn syrup
4 tsp. heavy cream
2 T. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. confectioners sugar

Mix together well. Roll or scoop into a ball and squash between two baked nut cookie halves until it overflows pleasingly between them.