Diamond walnut recipes for you to try

Oh, the lovely, nutty things you can do with Diamond walnuts! Straight from ’78, here are wonderful walnut recipes for you to try: California walnut pie, chewy walnut squares, California walnut bread & walnutty chocolate chip cookies.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - November 1978

Walnut recipes: Chocolate chip cookies


2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped Diamond walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Resift flour with baking powder and salt. Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour mixture, then the walnuts and chocolate. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheets, allowing room for spreading. Bake above oven center at 350 F about 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Let stand a minute; remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies, 2-3/4 to 3 inches in diameter.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - Chocolate chip cookies

California walnut pie recipe


1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoons salt
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1 cup large pieces Diamond walnuts


Mix the brown sugar and flour in a saucepan. Add the corn syrup, butter and salt; warm over low heat just until the butter is melted. Beat eggs with the vanilla and stir in the sugar mixture. Turn into a pie shell; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake on the lower rack of oven at 375 F for 40 to 45 minutes, until the filling is set in the center. Cool before cutting. Makes one 9-inch pie.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - California walnut pie

California walnut bread recipe


3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups coarsely-chopped and toasted walnuts, divided
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup softened shortening
1-1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Resift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in 1-1/4 cups of the walnuts. Add the egg, shortening, milk and vanilla. Mix just until the ingredients are blended. Turn into a greased and floured loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of walnuts. Bake at 350 F for 60 to 70 minutes. Let the loaf stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Makes 1 large loaf.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - California walnut bread

Chewy walnut squares recipe


1 egg, unbeaten
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of coarsely-chopped Diamond walnuts


Grease an 8-inch square pan. Stir together the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Quickly stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt, then add the walnuts. Spread the mixture in a pan and bake at 350 F for 18 to 20 minutes. (Cookies should be soft in the center when taken from the oven) Leave in the pan to cool; cut into 2-inch squares. Makes 16 squares.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - Chewy walnut squares



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