Salted Orange Walnut Cookies

IMG_6419Hello cookie lovers–  I’m usually the one who loves cookies to be the sweeter, the better.  But these plain, homely little gems are citrusy, salty, nutty and just sweet enough.  I have to admit they are truly addicting!  I ate most of the batch you see here all by myself.

And I don’t regret it…

3 cups walnuts, pieces
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)–at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
grated zest from 1 orange
2 large egg yolks
2 cups flour
1 tsp. flake sea salt (like Maldon)

IMG_6427Toast the walnuts in a 350 oven for 8 to 10 minutes until they just start to brown.  Take them out and chop them to fine bits.

With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, orange zest and egg yolks.  Then beat in the flour and salt.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Then roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thickness on a floured surface.  Cut out the cookies with a cutter and set them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until they just start to brown around the edges.

If you want to make them pretty– you can apply a little orange tinted frosting.  But I like them just as they are from the oven– with my biggest mug of tea.  Hope you love them!

12 thoughts on “Salted Orange Walnut Cookies

    • Hi Charlotte– Thanks. they are yummy cookies. The raspberry cake on your blog looks wonderful– love fruity cakes. (and I have a grand daughter named Charlotte who lives in China!!)

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