Carl Reiner Cookies

From an HBO television show that Carl Reiner (the comedian – Rob Reiner’s father) MC’d in the 1980’s. Very rich, very fragile cookie but worth it!

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
9 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream the cheese and oleo together. Add the flour, sugar and nuts. Mix well.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten thin with wet fingers. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.


Calories: 187 kcal
Carbohydrates: 17.8 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Fat: 12.3 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 2.2 g
Sodium: 83 mg