Walnut Shortbread Cookies with Flake Salt and Citrus Recipe

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Walnut Shortbread Cookies with Flake Salt and Citrus
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Put nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool, then finely chop.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and zest in a bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks, stopping once to scrape bowl. Add flour and nuts and beat just until dough comes together and is blended.
  3. Shape dough into a disk about 1/2 in. thick, wrap with plastic, and chill until firm, 30 to 45 minutes. Reduce oven to 300°.
  4. Roll dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/4 in. Cut into rounds or squares with a fluted 1 1/2-in. cutter and set 1 in. apart on 2 or 3 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt. Gather and reroll scraps, chilling dough if needed.
  5. Bake 2 pans at a time until golden, swapping positions in oven halfway through, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool on a rack.
  6. Make ahead: Up to 3 days, airtight.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4493.72 Kcal (18814 kJ)
Calories from fat 2743.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 304.8g 469%
Cholesterol 860.05mg 287%
Sodium 9167.85mg 382%
Potassium 1219.35mg 26%
Total Carbs 387.89g 129%
Sugars 79.63g 319%
Dietary Fiber 38.99g 156%
Protein 73.23g 146%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 23.4mg 130%
Calcium 1048.7mg 105%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 463.1 Kcal (1939 kJ)
Calories from fat 282.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.41g 469%
Cholesterol 88.63mg 287%
Sodium 944.8mg 382%
Potassium 125.66mg 26%
Total Carbs 39.97g 129%
Sugars 8.21g 319%
Dietary Fiber 4.02g 156%
Protein 7.55g 146%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 76%
Iron 2.4mg 130%
Calcium 108.1mg 105%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 114.5
  • 124

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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