Recipe courtesy of Leslie Jonath
Save Recipe Print
Makes about 42 1 1/4-inch cookies



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toast the walnuts until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool, then finely grind them in a food processor. Sift flour and salt into a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on low speed, beat together the butter and sugar until lightened, about 4 minutes. Add the yolk and mix until fully incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and walnuts and mix just to combine. If the dough is soft, wrap it tightly in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Otherwise, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured work surface into a 6-by-7-inch rectangle. Using a ruler, square the edges as much as possible. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into1-inch squares. Place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the cookies until they are firm, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight containers for up to 2 weeks.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Beer Can Cauliflower

Move over, chicken. There's a new grill star in town.


Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Maple Walnut Shortbread Bars

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Daisy Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cardamom-Semolina Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of ICI Restaurant

Boozy Marmalade Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Georgia Hardstark|Alie Ward

Fig and Walnut Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

B and W Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Shortbread "Fingers"

Recipe courtesy of Sharon Bowers

Classic Shortbread Cookies in 4 Ingredients with added 1 ingredient Variations

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories