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Walnut shaped cookies recipe.

Walnut shaped cookies

These are cookies baked in the shape of a walnut, filled with delicious buttercream. They count among the most admired Czech Christmas cookies, which Czechs make every year at Christmas time.
Course cookies
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech Christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 35 cookies
Calories 185kcal


Nut dough:

  • 1 and ¼ cup (160 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (60 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 stick (112 g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (50 g) shelled walnuts or ground
  • ½ Tbsp dark cocoa powder

Buttercream filling:

  • ¾ stick (85 g) unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup (80 g) powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp golden rum
  • ⅓ cup (33 g) shelled walnuts or ground


  • some fat and flour to dust the cookie molds


  • Grind the walnuts if you have them whole. Place ground nuts in a bowl, add the flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and chopped butter.
  • Work into a smooth dough, wrap in food wrap and leave to rest in the fridge for at least two hours.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the molds: grease each with a bit of butter or other fat and dust with flour. Knock off any excess flour.
  • Take the nut dough out of the fridge and let it sit on the kitchen counter for about 15 minutes. Scoop out equally sized pieces, pressing each into the prepared mold. Press the dough in the center slightly with your thumb to create a well. This is where the filling comes.
  • Place the filled molds on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven preheated to 340 °F (170 °C) for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the baked cookies to almost cool, then gently tap each mold side down on the work surface; the cookie should fall out easily.
  • Prepare the buttercream for the filling: beat the softened butter with the powdered sugar, add the finely ground nuts and rum.
  • Fill the cookies with buttercream. You need a round knife or two teaspoons. Finally, cover the filled part with the other cookie.


  • Makes around 35 orechy cookies.
  • After baking, these nut cookies are crispy, but after a few days, they start to soften.
  • Stored in a cool, dry place, the cookies will last up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 185kcal