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Swedish Heirloom Cookies with Walnuts

A melt in your mouth, nutty cookie that is the perfect texture, and sweetness. A holiday tradition in our family.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Meltaway cookies, Swedish Cookies, Swedish Heirloom Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 131cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $4


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees f.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, cream together the softened butter, and 1 cup of confectionery sugar
  • Add in the flour, salt, egg, extracts, and water.
  • Fold in the chopped nuts.
  • Form crescents and small heaping tablespoon balls of dough on the cookie sheets- these do not spread so each sheet can fit 12-15 cookies.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • Roll warm cookies in confectionery sugar.
  • Repeat process until all cookies are baked/coated.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 131cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg