Yield: about 48 cookies
If kids are nearby, get them to help make these cookies. They’ll love poking the balls of dough to make the pocket for the jam.
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The cookies turned out perfect - the dough was not dry at all and formed perfect balls. They baked well, with a tender walnut-y taste and just the right amount of sweetness from the preserves. I did refrigerate the cookies before putting in the oven. They were a favorite with my family and friends.
I made the recipe as written and they came out perfectly. I think the trick is to beat the butter and walnuts well and slowly beat in the flour. The dough did not come out dry at all, but if you don't mix the ingredients properly then they won't mix as intended and you'll have dry dough that will be difficult to work with. If the dough doesn't come together as you would like towards the end, turn up the speed of the mixer and it will come together.
Thank you all for the reviews!
In the process of making these cookies. Will review after I'm done. There are no instructions to refrigerate the dough -- which I will do, since it might make the balls easier to form.
I love walnuts and so wanted to love these cookies. They do taste good but I too found the dough to be incredibly dry and crumbly and very hard to work with; anyone have any tips? I tried adding a bit of cream, also tried nuking the dough to warm up the butter and make it "stickier" (my kitchen is pretty cool), but these measures did not help much.
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