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Divinity Cookies Recipe

Divinity Cookies

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"An easy to make, delicate cookie...nice for wedding receptions."

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Original recipe makes 3 - 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine dry ingredients. Cream sugar, shortening, egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture and blend in nuts.
  2. Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2003

These cookies were really easy and created a delicate and tender cookie. Perfect for serving to guests. I bought these in a bakery and wanted to bake them at home and this recipe was just as good as those in the bakery! Thank you.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2002

These cookies were bland and not nearly sweet enough -- closer to bread than sweetbread. Unworthy of my time and particularly my walnuts!


19 Ratings

Jan 26, 2004

These tasted more similar to "pecan sandies." For those who complained about them not being sweet enough, just roll them around in powdered sugar after baking. It makes the sweetness just right!

Dec 10, 2010

I made changes to the recipe because as I was making these, I found I didn't have the ingredients I thought I did! I only had 3/4 cup shortening, so I added 1/4 cup oil. Without cream of tartar, I found that a sub would amount to 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder. I used pecans, not walnuts. If I can still rate this favorably, then I must say, "Delicious!"

Oct 21, 2003

Very quick and easy to make. A nice tender cookie. I added salt (1/4 t). Husband and son love them!

Jan 05, 2003

Arlene, my husband LOVED these! Though, I prefer a little bit sweeter cookie, they were light and easy! I even added a few drops of food coloring and my cookies came out a beautiful PINK! Thanks! ...Cristi White, Phoenix, AZ

Sep 17, 2005

They taste like baking soda, I even tried cutting down on it when I made them a second time. Big disappointment for me, I loved these cookie from the bakery near my home as a child.

Feb 21, 2003

Delicious Light Cookie! If you added some almond extract, could also pass as an almond cookie. Very, very good and oh so easy!


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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