Jewish Shortbread


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth. Mix in the walnuts, vanilla, salt and flour until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into crescent shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms begin to brown. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Roll the cookies in the cinnamon sugar while still hot. Cool completely before storing in an airtight tin.