Five o’clock Tea Cookies
  • 125 grams / 4.4 ounces walnuts
  • 375 grams / 13.2 ounces flour
  • 125 grams / 4.4 ounces sugar
  • 250 grams / 8.8 ounces butter or margarine (at room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • two to three tablespoon milk
  • nut grinder
  • spatula
  • electric mixer
  • two mixing bowls
  • precise kitchen scale
  • two cookie sheets
  • parchment paper
  1. When you decide to make these walnut cookies, first thing you should do is to take the butter / margarine out of the freezer – it should be at a room temperature when you start with the dough preparation.
  2. Take the walnuts and grind them in a nut grinder (if you don’t have this grinding machine, blender or food processor can also crush nuts very well – but be careful not to overdo it).
  3. Cream the butter / margarine with sugar. If you use an electric mixer, mix just for two, three minutes – over mixing will make these cookies too fluffy and airy.
  4. Add egg and mix for a few more seconds.
  5. Put the dry ingredients into another bowl and stir the ingredients with the spatula. Add this mixture gradually to the butter, carefully mixing with spatula, then continue to form a dough ball with your hands, adding a few tablespoons of milk until the dough become perfectly smooth. Set it aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Until that time turn the oven on to 200°C / 390°F and line two sheets with the parchment paper.
  6. Now, you can make beautiful cookies out of this mixture with the cookie cutter, but I like to play with the dough and shape small cookies with my own hands (like in childhood) – this way, they are the same, but each one is a little bit different… So, for each cookie pinch the amount similar to ping pong ball and shape your own cookie creations :)
Recipe by JasminCookBook at