Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 1 tablespoon water

  4. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  6. 3/4 cup ground walnuts FILLING:

  7. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  8. 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  9. 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  10. 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and orange peel; beat until smooth. Spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.


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