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4 from 1 vote

Walnut Cookies

Decadent, guilt-free walnut cookies with a shortbread-like texture
Course: Cookies
Author: Vaishali Honawar


  • 2 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp zero-trans-fat vegetable shortening
  • 4 tbsp canola (or other vegetable) oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts , powdered fine in a food processor or spice grinder


  • In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat the shortening, canola oil and sugar together until light and white and fluffy
  • Add the baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and blend well until mixture is smooth.
  • Add flour, cinnamon powder and powdered walnuts and mix.
  • Roll into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter, and place on a greased cookie sheet, one inch apart. Press down to form discs.
  • Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20-22 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through the baking. Remove when the cookies are lightly browned at the bottom.
  • Place the baking sheet on a rack and let the cookies cool completely before removing them gently with a ladle. Cool thoroughly on a rack.