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Santa’s Little Walnut Helpers recipe

Santa's Little Walnut Helpers.

Easy cookies perfect for that jolly visitor.

Recipe: Santa’s Little WalnutHelpers

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped California walnutsDough:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugarIcing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water

  • Prepare Topping: In small mixing bowlstir together sugar, sour cream and cinnamon until smooth. Stirin walnuts; set aside.
  • Prepare Dough: In mixing bowl bream butterand sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.On low speed gradually add dry ingredients, beating just untilsmooth.
  • Divide dough into twelve equal parts.Roll dough into balls and place 3 inches apart on ungreased bakingsheets. With your fingertip, make a wide, round depression inthe center of each cookie, reaching almost to the edges and leavinga rim. Fill depression in cookies with walnut topping, moundingfairly high above rims.
  • Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven 15to 20 minutes, until filling is set. Transfer cookies to rackto cool.
  • To make icing, mix powdered sugar andwater until smooth. Drizzle over rims of cookies.

    Makes 1 dozen cookies.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the Walnut Marketing Board.

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