Nutty Christmas Cookie Recipes You Must Try! Get inspired

Nuts are an essential part of Christmas cookies, which you can add to dough and creams.

Are you also among the lovers of this festive treat?

Then get inspired by our tasty recipes for nutty Christmas cookies.

Trust me you will love it.

Linnaeus cookies with nuts

Linnaeus sweets belong to the classics, enriched with walnuts they are absolutely wonderful and tasty, suitable for filling with jam or cream.


  • 100 g of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 200 g of butter
  • 100 g of walnuts


  1. Let the butter soften completely.
  2. Grate or grind the nuts.
  3. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl.
  4. Add the nuts and mix.
  5. Finally, add eggs and butter.
  6. We will make a smooth and firm dough from all the ingredients.
  7. We form or cut out favorite shapes from the dough.
  8. Place the shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C until pink.
  10. Baked shapes can be decorated or dipped in chocolate or other toppings.
  11. We let them lie in the heat for at least the second day, and only then can we store them.
Cut out shapes from Line dough on baking paper on a baking sheet.

Nuts filled with rum cream

Nuts are excellent, as is the cream filling, which we glue together Christmas cookies. Let’s go!


  • 400 g plain flour
  • 60 g ground nuts
  • 300 g of herria
  • 140 g of powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 spoons of cocoa
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • lemon peel
  • for the filling: 1 Salko, 1 spoon of rum, a handful of ground nuts, 125 g of butter


  1. Make a dough from all the ingredients.
  2. In order for the dough to be processed better, it is good to let it rest overnight.
  3. The next day, we fill the dough into the nut molds, leaving a thin layer, which will then expand during baking.
  4. Bake the dough in the molds.
  5. After baking, knock the dough out of the molds and glue it with the prepared cream.
  6. We prepare the cream by submerging a closed can of Salka in water in a pot and cooking for about 2 hours.
  7. After cooling, open the can.
  8. Mix the caramelized Salko with rum and ground nuts and mix the cream.
Nuts filled with cream in a decorative box with a Christmas decoration.

Snowballs with walnuts

These Christmas balls are made from finely chopped walnuts, flour and vanilla, and as a bonus, sprinkled with powdered sugar. Yummy!


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 spoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • about 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Let’s prepare the dough.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, walnuts, salt and sugar) in a large bowl.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Add the butter in small pieces and combine everything with your hands.
  5. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator or overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  7. Line the tray with a silicone baking mat.
  8. We shape the dough into small balls, no bigger than a walnut, and place them on the mat, spaced at least on the cookie sheet, spaced at least 2.5 cm apart.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes.
  10. When the balls are still warm but cool enough to touch, roll them in the powdered sugar.
  11. Place them on a rack to cool completely.
  12. After cooling, dust again with powdered sugar.
Christmas nut balls covered in powdered sugar on a decorative plate.

If you prefer coconut, try our 6 delicious recipes for cookies with coconut .

Swiss Christmas cookies with nuts

This nut candy is one of the Swiss classics and you should definitely try it! Topping with a drop of candy cherry will add an unmistakable taste.


For the candy:

  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 225 g ground walnuts
  • 150 g ground hazelnuts
  • 200 g of powdered sugar

For the frosting:

  • 150 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 and ½ spoons of water
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of cherries
  • walnut halves for garnish


  1. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff.
  2. Add the ground walnuts, ground hazelnuts and sugar to the egg whites and mix everything together to form a sticky dough.
  3. Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper to about 1cm thick.
  4. Use a cookie cutter of your choice (eg flower, Christmas tree, star) and cut out the candy.
  5. Since the dough is quite wet and sticky, you will probably need to use a spatula to lift the cookies.
  6. Place the candy on a sheet of baking paper and let dry for about 6 hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  8. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  9. Let the finished cookies cool.
  10. Make the frosting by mixing together the icing sugar, water and cherries.
  11. Gently dip one side of the cookie into the frosting and let the excess frosting drip off.
  12. Place the iced candy on a wire rack and garnish with half a walnut.
Christmas cookies made of nuts covered with glaze and decorated with a walnut on a grate.

Nut cream with rum

There are different types of nut creams. For example, try to prepare this according to our recipe.


  • 120 g of walnuts
  • 120 g of powdered sugar
  • half a deciliter of boiling milk
  • 120 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • a little vanilla sugar


  1. We grind the walnuts.
  2. Mix the nuts with sugar and scald with hot milk.
  3. Then mix everything until the nuts start to turn white.
  4. Add the rum and finally the softened butter.
  5. We mix the cream, which can be used to glue different types of nut Christmas cookies.
Cream of nuts in a pot.

Decorating Christmas cookies with nuts

We use nuts for decoration in different ways .

Some sweets are decorated before baking by sprinkling them with coarsely ground or chopped nuts. A decorative tip can be used to spray a walnut foam made from stiff egg whites onto the shapes from the Linz dough.

The candy decorated in this way is then presented as a separate candy or forms the top part of a filled candy . Nuts are widely used as a decoration on glazed cookies, where they can be used for both dark and light icing.

We decorate unbaked cookies with pieces of nuts on the surface , but we can also incorporate them into the mass during shaping and then they form the filling.

Peeled and halved almonds are used to decorate dark icing, gingerbread or cocoa cookies. Almonds are also suitable for unbaked cookies as a top decoration or filling.

Nuts are very healthy in moderation. So, to make them last longer, read our article on how to preserve nuts .

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We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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