Help! Hungarian walnut cookies

Dec 29, 2016
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I found this recipe in my Grandmother's old things. It doesn't seem to work? I think it's missing flour. Any ideas?

Hungarian walnut cookies

1lb. Walnuts ground
1 cup fine granulated sugar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
4 egg whites
3/4 cup icing sugar

Mix walnuts (ground) and granulated sugar. Add lemon juice, zest and 3 egg whites. Knead until mixture sticks together. Pat out on sugared board to rectangle 3 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Beat remaining egg white stiff and gradually add in icing sugar. Spread over walnut mixture. Cut into strips 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch. Arrange cookies in a row on well-greased cookie sheets. Bake in pre-heated oven (200F) for 20 minutes. I tend to bake this for at least 30 minutes and leave strips in the shut off oven until they are stiff to the touch.


Sep 7, 2015
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There are many recipes out there for "cookies" that don't use flour. Ground nuts are used instead.

One of my favorite "cookies" called a Chocolate Chewie, does not have any flour in it at all.

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