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February 17, 2014

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I grew up with black walnut cookies. I loved them so much that I gave one to my teacher. My mother was upset that I gave the teacher such a "plain" cookie. Mommy thought she should make fancy cookies if I was going to share with the teacher.

I got some black walnuts on sale after Christmas. I have mommy's cookie recipe too. I have been wanting to make those cookies for a while now!

BTW, I do not understand people who just won't eat something, especially nuts and coconut!

I have 2 gallons of Black Walnuts in the freezer, that we picked out. the blacksmith would love your cookies! Thanks for sharing.

I've been cracking black walnuts for a month, vacuum seal & freeze. Have about 50 1 cup bags so far & more to crack. Use in fudge. If you like pecan pie, try using black walnuts instead. Best pie you ever ate.
Earlene

Wife bakes blue ribbon winning chocolate brownies that have black walnuts in them. I would hate to have to shell enough walnuts by hand. Just glad that you can buy them already shelled.

Tipper,
I've never tried Walnut Cookies but
they look nice, I can almost smell 'em.
When I make a Spice Cake, usually I
crush a few and add them to the coconut
topping.

I'm gonna copy this receipe down so I
can make some of these cookies later
on...Ken

My Granny had black walnut trees. We used to run over them to take the hulls off. Granny used to dye her flour sacks with the hulls. Love them!!!

I'm not a fan of Black Walnuts or filberts either - both have a strong bitter taste to me - but then, I don't like coffee either. However, tastes do change as we age and I will eat both if they are ground fine before they are added to something.

My husband always said he wouldn't eat coconut. When my youngest was in town last September he took on serving ice cream after supper. I noticed he served his Dad some hummingbird cake ice cream (basically, has hummingbird cake - lots of coconut - mixed in the ice cream). I started to say something but youngest gave me a look that said "shh!" and he and his Dad kept on with their conversation while Dad polished off the bowl of ice cream without a word. The same thing happened each night son was here. We never did tell his Dad what was going on and his Dad was oblivious to our secret looks. Son would also work coconut into the conversation randomly throughout his stay and and each time hubby would go into his exaggerated protest about how horrible coconut is.

The other night, Hubby grabbed a valentine candy, took a bite - - when I saw that it was coconut inside I thought, as has happened throughout our marriage, I was going to get an extra candy that evening. But, no - he announced that he must be getting old because the coconut candy wasn't half bad and he ate it right in front of me (Coconut is tops on my list!) At that point I broke down and told him about youngest's and my secret from last fall. He just kind of wrinkled his face and said he'd have to dig the other coconuts out of the candy box.

Anyway - the Black Walnut cookies look interesting and I'm going to have to try them. After all, I'm getting older all the time and my tastes are changing too - but not enough to like coffee!!!

Tipper,my family loves black walnuts my sister gave me a recipe for a black walnut bread and it is great my husband loves it I might just have to go make a few loaves right now power of suggestion I guess.Have a great day.

Tipper,
I'm writing this recipe down as I speak...LOL I inherited the love of Black Walnuts from my mother!
After moving out of the mountains to the hills of East Tennessee, it was years before my Mother would put English Walnuts in cookies or cakes that called for walnuts. Black walnuts got so high in the store and her supply was out, that she finally gave in to English Walnuts. I love them as well. Our Black Walnut supply was null and void this past year. I was looking forward to using "Ken's Handy Dandy Nut Cracker" we bought from him year before last, too!
We do have some hickory nuts in the freezer, but I am especially "stingy" with those. They are harder to dig out than gold! LOL My old fingers get awfully tired pickin' them out!
I thought my Mother was weird or nuts when I would see her eating Black Walnuts and cornbread, together! About a week ago I was reading a book of Appalachian lore and found a statement about how this person loved eating Black Walnuts and cornbread together. Go Figure! It must have been a mountain thing for kids back then! Grab a piece of cold cornbread, head to the anvil to crack Black Walnuts, work cracking nuts, eat pieces of those black walnuts and a bite of cornbread! LOL
Sorry Mom up there in heaven, hope you have all the Black Walnuts and cornbread you can founder yourself on!
She told me one time that she cracked many a pan full of Black Walnuts when she was a child. She said her finger would be so stained she was ashamed to go to school!
Walnuts are good for you, guess that helped her have a long 93 life!
She said they didn't have many cookies back then. Shame, she would have loved this recipe Tipper.

Great post Tipper,
PS...Hope "K-Rogers" (Kroger) has some frash black walnuts today!
I'd trade'm a poke of hickory nuts for a poke of black walnuts!
Can you believe that back in the old days, that type of tradin' really took place!

I will be trying this one out! I love black walnuts. I discovered Blue Bell Black Walnut flavor ice cream and it is insanely delicious! The stores don't always have it, but when it shows up, I grab it up. Loads of walnuts in it and a great black walnut flavor. I just have to limit how much. Aging includes weight gain, unfortunately.

My husband's grandmother had a walnut tree in her yard. She'd gather the nuts, put them in her driveway and by driving over them, made easy work of cracking them!

My family loved black walnuts. My great grandma would hull them by throwing them on her dirt driveway and let the cars break them open.

Black walnut ice cream is the best, but I can't find it anymore.

Tipper. Miss Dollie's B. walnut cookies reminds me of what Mama made and called tea cakes. Going try to make these cookies.
Your hubby reminds me of my first hubby , he had one certain type and one day I found some other coffee on sales and he found out he wouldn't drink it. So the next time I found a real bargain I put it in the bag which he liked and he saw this and he said now this is real coffee honey. thanks for sharing Dollie's Walnut cookies receipt with us.

Love black walnuts! I'd be happy to eat The Deerhunters portion.

Love black walnuts! Thanks for sharing Dollie's recipe, it's going straight into our BP recipe folder! We'll have to try this recipe soon, they look delicious.

We had black walnut trees when I was growing up and in the summer our hands were stained from removing the husks. I now have three black walnut trees here in Wisconsin that I planted from seed. This past fall I gathered over 1,000 nuts. I like them out of the shell as a snack. Thank you for the recipe.

Black walnuts are my favorite. I use them in just about any recipe that calls for nuts, especially banana nut bread. My daughter said their strong flavor is overpowering in some of the candy recipes I make. You know I will be making those cookies soon. Thanks for sharing!

Those cookies sure look good this morning! I like black walnuts. My grandmother used to make a cake with black walnuts. I also like black walnut ice cream.

I found a bag of black walnuts at a small business in town one day. They were already shelled, so I thought I would try them. I found that they were a nice nut, with a little differnt taste, but nothing objectionable. I also believe, if I am correct, the black walnut also products some sort of stain to use on wood, cloth, etc. I don't know how it is done, but it serves another use. I like them.

My mother made a wonderful black walnut cake at Christmas. My husband wouldn't try it. He said, "I don't like black walnuts." I should trick him with these cookies. They sound really good.

I'm with the Deer Hunter on that. I don't care for black walnuts. When I was little I would eat almost anything that had sugar in it but I wouldn't eat those black walnut cookies my grandmother made.
My grandpa loved those black walnut cookies so my grandmother made them for him often. As a child I can remember him on his knees in the cellar cracking walnuts for her to make his cookies. They had a walnut tree not far from the back door so the nuts were plentiful.
She also made him a hot milk cake to snack on at night. He liked it but not quite as much as the black walnut cookies.

I grew up eating black walnuts and hickory nuts. My sister has a huge walnut tree in her yard and I still get a good supply each year.

The problem with hickory nuts is you crack and eat them until you get hungry and have to go inside for a cold biscuit and peanut butter. They're good but a lot of work for a small reward.

These cookies look delightful! Deer Hunter can keep on not liking them, more for you and the girls. LOL

Sounds delicious, I can almost smell them baking. I wonder if there is a story behind The Deer Hunter's aversion?

Yum!
Black walnuts helped early Appalachian survival. I love to find trees growing near old homesteads.

Sounds good! I love black walnuts! I put them in anything that calls for nuts. Right now my favorite nut is the hickory nut, because we have about 9 quarts of them in the freezer.

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