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3 from 2 votes

Maple-Walnut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Author Lauren Keating

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicon baking mats.
  • Add the walnuts to a food processor or blender; process until very finely ground, 20-30 seconds. Drizzle in the oil and process until a paste forms.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the walnut butter and butter until smooth. Add the sugar and maple syrup; beat until fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the walnut mixture until completely incorporated.
  • Scoop teaspoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving at least 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake 9-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the cookies are slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and gently press the centers down with a spatula. Let cool completely.