Maple Walnut Puffs

Monday, December 22, 2014
Maple Walnut Cookies3

Maple Walnut Cookies

Maple Walnut Cookies2 Maple Walnut Puffs

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup very finely chopped toasted walnuts

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, half of the powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and salt until well combined and creamy.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour and walnuts until just combined.  Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on cookie sheets, spacing about 3/4-inch apart.  Bake 12-14 minutes or until crisp.  Maybe less if your oven runs hot.

Transfer cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool a few minutes.  Roll cookies in remaining powdered sugar.
14 comments on "Maple Walnut Puffs"
  1. These maple walnut puffs look delicious and easy to make, just like most of the recipes you post. Hope you feel better in time to enjoy the holiday celebration with your family. Merry Christmas!

  2. I know a lot of people call those Mexican Wedding Cookies, but my mother used to make them for Christmas and she called them either Meltaways or Russian Tea Cakes. Russia, Mexico. Those cookies get around!

    Your reindeer scat with its use of crackers reminds me a bit of Lemon Yumbo Bars (Google it, you'll thank me).

    I am only baking one things this Christmas. I'm making other people bring more dessert. Then again, I'm making most of the rest of the dinner. I decided to host. Crazy me! I'm the only one willing to do it. How come the one who is still recovering from surgery and feeling the pain is the one hosting dinner?

    1. Those cookies do get around! Hahaha.

      Lemon Yumbo Bars.... what??? I guess I must google it now!

      Don't push yourself too hard! Maybe you could order in Chinese?

  3. The reindeer scat looks tasty, as do these cookies.

  4. psh ugly or not that "reindeer scat" sounds AMAZING! :P

    and these puffs look perfect!

  5. I love those cookies - love your variation. Merry Christmas Emily - hope you feel better.
    (LOL on reindeer scat!)

    1. Thanks, Linda! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too!

  6. i only baked ONE thing, so you're doing okay by my standards. :)
    these look like they'd absolutely melt in your mouth!

  7. I'm always up for a maple infusion! These sound awesome. Hope you're feeling better!!