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Walnut Cinnamon Winter Cookies

Walnut Cinnamon Winter Cookies via Fabtastic Eats #cookie #cinnamon #walnut

We finally decorated our tree last night! We’ve had it in our living room for a week, and haven’t had the time to tend to it..we finally poured a glass of nog, cranked up the Christmas tunes, and decorated away. The look on my sons face was unreal..the lights had him in complete awe, and he was having so much fun. Every time we turned the lights on and off or showed him a new ornament he’d go “awwwww” *insert amazed voice*

Other than all the decorating, music, eggnog, and holiday spirit in general, one of the greatest parts of the holidays are all the sweet treats! They’re popping up everywhere and I want to make every single one of them! Good thing I’m pregnant, I really don’t feel all that guilty about it!

These Walnut Cinnamon Winter Cookies are wonderful! They’re like a soft, pillowy, cloud! The Cinnamon combined with the slight crunch of walnuts, and the soft chewy cookie, covered in a cloud of powdered sugar, made for an amazing cookie.

Don’t get these confused with snowballs, they aren’t crumbly, or balls. They are soft, cookie-esque and have incredible flavor & texture! Please add these to your holiday baking list, they lasted in my house for two days. (That’s without sharing..oops!) A perfect cookie for the season!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Walnut Cinnamon Winter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20-24 Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Sift in 2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix until just combined
  6. In the bowl of a food processor, add the walnuts, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons flour. Pulse until the walnuts are well chopped, be careful not to let them turn to a paste.
  7. Add the walnut mixture to the cookie dough, stir to thoroughly combine.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and drop the dough in tablespoons on it.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, allow to cool, and transfer to a cooling rack.
  10. Pour the powdered sugar into a large zip-lock bag, toss in a few cookies at a time and carefully fully coat each one.
  11. Remove from the bag and serve!


Adapted From: Hannaford

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  • Reply Becky @ Olives n Wine

    These look delicious! I love anything covered in powdered sugar ­čÖé

    November 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha as do I!

      December 1, 2012 at 3:05 am
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  • Reply Bettye Cart

    Thank you so much for this incredible recipe. I have to tell you I doctored it up a bit. I had to use four different gluten free flours: Pamelas brown rice, King Arthur white rice, coconut and sorghum just a bit. I added zests, pumpkin pie spice, cardamom, ginger and snips of soaked dried apricots and dried cherries along with the walnuts. Served to our patients in our office and they went crazy for it!

    December 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I’m glad everyone loved it!

      December 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Lisa Rendelman

    OMG! These are so incredibly good! So easy! I can’t imagine why anyone would not love these! Thanks for recipe!

    December 15, 2015 at 10:28 am
    • Reply Alaina

      oh I’m so happy you love them! thank you!

      December 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Esther

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, wow they are so good. I just made them for Christmas ­čÖé I changed a few things, I added with cinnamon some speculaas spices and I add almond extract instead of vanilla. I will definitely will make them much more often ­čÖé

    December 25, 2017 at 8:37 am
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