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Russian walnut cookies in a bowl

Russian Walnut Cookies

Oreshki are at the center of some of my favorite childhood memories. They are crumbly and buttery, with a rich creamy filling. Trust me, there is nothing better.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword russian cookies, russian walnut cookies, walnut cookies
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 87kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a bowl, mix together the flour and sugar.
  • Add in butter and margarine. Use a handheld mixer to combine the ingredients until you have a smooth, even consistency.
  • Make a little hole in the middle of the flour mixture. Then, add the eggs, mayo and baking powder into it.
    crumbly dough for russian walnut cookies
  • Use your handheld mixer to beat the ingredients together completely. Your dough should be soft and a little sticky.
    well combined dough in a bowl for Russian walnut cookies
  • Place small pieces of dough inside each metal form of an oreshki mold. When using a stove top, cook until golden brown. Flip the pan over and cook the other side. FYI: Each side can take 1½ to 3 minutes depending on the thickness of your mold. Make sure to check the instructions on the box!
    Russian walnut cookies in oreshnitsa
  • Let the cookies cool. Then, break off the access dough that seeped out of the molds and cooked to the inside of the pan.
    walnut cookie halves with a jar of dulce de leche
  • Fill each mold with dulce de leche. Then, place another mold on top to make an walnut shape.
    Russian walnut cookies in a bowl


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg