Recipe By Karyn
Published Mar 5th
Prep 20m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 dozen cookies Calories 158.7

This is a traditional Christmas cookie made every year at our annual cookie baking weekend!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound sweet butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Beat sweet butter and cream cheese together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually stir flour into butter until forming a dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place into 3/4-inch muffin cups. Press dough into the bottom and sides of each muffin cup.
  3. 3 Mix brown sugar, walnuts, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of walnut filling into the dough cups.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned and filling is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 158.7
  • Carbohydrate 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol 36.8 mg
  • Fat 10.4 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2 g
  • Sodium 65.7 mg
  • Sugar 9.1 g


  1. My man requested these. He’s had other recipes but really loved the dough base in these. Next time, he wants me to substitute pecans. Can’t wait to try it!
  2. excellent results. i did make a few changes. i decreased the flour to 1 1/2 cups. the dough seemed more workable. i greased the tins and instead of forming balls and pushing them into the cups i made about a 1" ball and rolled it out and formed it into the shape of the cup. - Read more ...
  3. They're just like my little Grandma Bubbles would make. Thank you so much!
  4. These are my all-time favorite dessert! My grandma used to make these for the holidays now I make them all the time. My mom who doesn't care for cooking or baking much helps too so that says a lot! lol. I use a full 8 oz. block of cream cheese for every stick of butter - Read more ...
  5. Loved the flavor would just brown them a bit more.
  6. This is the EXACT recipe that my Aunt Tessie made every Holiday Season.I made them for the first time earlier this year and my siblings and cousins where over joyed how I captured her recipe exact! They are easy to make the only time consumer is pressing the dough nicely into the pettifor pan. I - Read more ...
  7. Delectable bite size treats that are perfect for entertaining showers etc.
  8. I couldn't find my grandmother's recipe for "nut cups" so I thought I'd try this one. It seemed similar to what I could remember from hers except for the nuts. She used pecans. That was the only substitute I made. The 1" balls weren't enough dough in each muffin cup and yes I do have - Read more ...
  9. These are very rich and delicious! I added the flour a little at a time and found I only needed about 1 1/4 cups to be able to form a good ball. I also used paper cups and baked a bit longer than the 20 minutes. Thanks Karyn for the recipe!

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