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“These are primo! Adapted from Maida Heatter. I think I reduced the amount of sugar from the original recipe. I will give the more "standard" ingredients with a healthier variation that I personally use. The estimate of preparation time includes chilling time.”
1hr 39mins
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust 2 oven racks so that one is 1/3 down from the top and other is 1/3 up from the bottom.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F
  3. Melt butter in microwave on high – about 1.5 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs one at a time.
  5. Add dry ingredients; add nuts.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for about an hour or more, until it is really cold, or cheat and use the freezer for a shorter amount of time. Do not skip this step! This is necessary or the cookies will spread while baking.
  7. Drop the chilled dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, switching pans once. Do not overbake.
  9. Here are my substitutions: instead of white sugar, I use fructose;
  10. Instead of white flour, I use 1 1/4 cups organic oat flour or whole wheat pastry flour plus 1/4 cup soy flour.

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