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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Walnut Frosties

I like to have a wide variety of cookies when I put together a cookie tray at the holidays. People prefer different things, so it's good to offer some rich and sweet bars, some decorated cookies, and some plain and simple things like shortbread. These walnut cookies are soft and chewy with a butterscotch-ish flavor. Delish!

Walnut Frosties
Yield ~3 dozen

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream

(I found this to be too much. Probably 1/2 of that would be enough.)

Preheat oven to 350-F.

In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy; blend in vanilla and egg.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together flour, soda and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture; mix well.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie.

Combine topping ingredients and fill each cookie with ~1/2 tsp. topping.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until delicately browned. Cool slightly and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Happy Baking!

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  1. These cookies look great! I love dessert that calls for walnuts! Yummy! :)

  2. Those look really good! Super yummy sounding as always!

  3. These look delicious! I make a pecan version that seems very similar. I'll have to try it with walnuts. Yum!

  4. How unique. I've never seen a cookie like that before!

  5. Huh...and this gives a butterscotch flavor? Oh I have got to try this. Chewy too, hmmm??

    I am gonna be so fat if I keep coming to your blog!


  6. Ok! I have to try these! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love yours too! I hope the baking helped the mood... I'm still fighting it! Off to do some shopping... Maybe that will help!

  7. Just found your blog from a link from The Country Cook so I have been checking out your recipes. I just had to comment on this recipe because my mom used to make these at Christmas. My mom has Alzheimer's and has been unable to cook for 9 years so it has been a long time since I have had Walnut Frosties. Unfortunately, my two daughters do not like nuts so this is one recipe that I have never made myself. Seeing your post has brought back fond memories of the cookies my mom made at Christmas and has me craving Walnut Frosties.

    1. Wow, thank you so much for sharing this story. I'm glad I could help spark some good memories! I'm sorry about your mom.....

  8. The kids and I made these last Xmas and they were a big hit. They are on my list to make again this year. Aunt Bonnie :-)


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