Walnut Cheesecake Cookies

Walnut Cheesecake Cookies


"This has been a favorite Christmas cookie for years -- a bit of trouble to make but well worth it. Melt in your mouth goodness."
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servings 260 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon peel and salt until fluffy. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar, then the flour to make stiff dough.
  2. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Shape dough into 30 - one inch balls.
  5. Beat egg white until foamy. Dip balls in egg white then roll in chopped nuts. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and make a depression in each with your thumb.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies begin to brown on the bottoms. Carefully remove to wire rack and while hot fill each depression with 1/2 teaspoon of apricot preserves or your favorite jam.



These cookies are delicious. Use a processer to get fine walnut crumbs. A little messy to make but definitely worth it.

Very flavorful, however a little crumbly. Overall I would make again.

Delicious! Made them for Christmas and everyone raved about them. One person asked for the recipe which I e-mailed.