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The walnut shaped cookies are a great cookie of my childhood! The oldest of my many aunts (my dad has 5 sisters) used to bake these oreshki cookies at every family event (and boy, they were many!). I used to be crazy about these russian walnut cookies, first of all because any kid loves cookies, right? And then they are simply delicious and so incredibly cute. I used to drool only at the thought of them.
You’ll probably be surprised to hear that what I loved the most about these walnut shaped cookies is the rum flavor which gives them a special, refreshing taste. And because they are baked in a special cookie mold (similar to waffles) they are very convenient to make
Add the walnut filling and this walnut shaped cookies recipe becomes a chic, fancy cookie recipe, perfect for a 5 o’clock tea (or coffee in my case). Do you love it when your friends call you the most hospitable host? Then offer them these walnut shaped cookies and you’ll become their cookie goddess/god!
Walnut Shaped Cookies
For the dough:
- 9 oz butter, room temperature
- 21 oz flour, sifted
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the filling:
- 7 oz butter biscuits
- 7 oz walnuts
- 10 fl oz milk
- 1 tbsp rum extract
- 2 oz powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp powdered cocoa
You will also need:
- hand mixer
- mixing bowl
- food processor
- Russian cookies mold
- First make the dough for the shells.
- In a mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar for 2 minutes on low.
- Increase speed and add eggs, one by one mixing well after each.
- Mix salt, baking powder and flour then add to the butter mixture, one tablespoon at a time.
- Take the dough out the mixing bowl and knead for a few minutes. You’ll need to have a soft-ish non sticky dough
- Pre heat the mold on the stove on high heat
- Form balls with your hands and place in the mold
- Close the lid and bake for 2-3 minutes or until the shells are a golden brown. Flip the mold every 30 seconds to ensure even baking.
- When done, gently tap the mold against a working surface to remove the shells.
- To make the filling place the biscuits in a food processor and process until you get fine crumbles. Remove to a bowl
- Repeat for the walnuts and place over the crumbled biscuits.
- Add cocoa powder and sugar.
- Heat the milk then pour over the biscuit mixture, adding small amounts at a time and mixing well.
- Add rum extract and mix well.
- Using a teaspoon, fill the shells with cream then stick the shells together.
- Dust with powdered sugar – optional.
Recipe – Walnut shaped cookies filled with walnut cream
- For shells:
- 3 medium eggs
- 100 gr butter
- 100 ml sunflower oil
- 180 grams sugar
- 16 gr vanilla sugar
- Flour as comprising
- 8 gr baking powder
- For Cream:
- 100 gr unsalted butter room temperature
- 180 gr powdered sugar
- Rum extract as preferred
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Two handfuls ground walnuts
- 5 tablespoons warm milk
- In a bowl mix butter and sugar with a mixing device, add eggs, mixing for 2-3 minutes then add the oil.
- Mix in a cup of flour, baking powder and vanilla. Add to the margarine and eggs mixture and mix with a spoon, then pour flour bit by bit and knead by hand. The composition must be soft but not too much.
- Make little balls out of he dough and bake them in a walnut shaped cookie mold.
- When you're able to remove the cookies easily, take them out and cut out with a knife. Don't throw the leftovers as you'll need some to make the cream. (some of the Amazon cookie molds won't require cutting out)
- In a bowl, rub the butter and sugar for a few minutes. Then add cocoa, rum flavor and warm milk. Mix a little and add the leftover shells and the ground walnuts.
- Fill the walnut shaped cookies with some cream and stick the halves together.
- Roll the resulted cookies in powdered sugar or sprinkle sugar with a shaker
Hi! I am attempting to make these adorable cookies but am wondering what butter biscuits are? Thank you!
Hi Rebecca. Here’s what butter cookies are https://amzn.to/2XtGqyk
that sounds delicious.
But – which degree must have the Oven and
how long must the Cookies be in the Oven ?
Greetings from Germany
Hi Lari. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest in my recipe. I’m sorry I didn’t offer more details in the post, I will add these immediately. These cookies are not baked in the oven but on the stove using the mold mentioned in the post. You pre heat that mold on the stove on medium heat, then add the little dough balls and bake for a few minutes on each side, checking from time to time. It all depends on your stove so you’ll need to keep a close eye on your first batch of cookies until you establish the best baking time for you. Hope this will help. Let me know how things worked out for you, hope your cookies will rock!!
That is such a cute cookie. Is it hard on the outside like a cookie or more like a cake?
Hi Erlene. It’s actually quite moist, more like a cake.
Where do you get the pan for these lovely cookies? I checked Amazonn and one similar has terrible reviews. Are the cookies hollow inside?
Hi Judy. Thanks so much for stopping by and your interest in my recipes :) This mold is pretty similar with the one I own http://ebay.to/1OXcOAh or you can get these ones http://amzn.to/20dMVVu but it won’t be as good and easy to use as a real mold.
Hi Petro! I love the new look of your site! :D
These walnut cookies look so good and so beautiful. Oh I wish I could try one now.
Aw, thanks so much Tammy. I’m gonna bake some more and send you a batch, how about that? :) Hugs