In my fridge, I found I had a few ounces of cream cheese and decided to find some recipes to use it up. While I like watching Martha Stewart’s TV show since EVERYTHING is perfect, I had never tried one of her recipes.
Until now. I thought her recipe for cream cheese walnut cookies sounded delicious. While there are more directions than I usually care to follow, they were surprisingly simple.
When you’re making these cookies, don’t forget to factor in extra time for the dough to go into the fridge/freezer. Also, I used a small heaping 1/4 tsp of Kosher salt (even though it called for more).
Once I molded into the best circular logs as I possibly could (meaning when I grew tired of trying to make them perfect), I cut them using a knife and a sawing back-and-forth motion. Otherwise, you “rough” up the dough.
When I took them out of the oven and tried a bite, the cream cheese gave the cookies a bit of a bite and the walnuts a crunch. The cookies are definitely rich and reminded me a bit of shortbread.
Seriously, if you find yourself with a little time, you should try to make these. I liked them.