These are our favorite cookies. We received this recipe while in England and they are delicious!

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup butter
2 1/3 cups walnuts
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


  1. Mix together flour, eggs, cream cheese and butter. Mix until well blended and refrigerate until firm.
  2. To make Filling: Grind walnuts very fine or put finely chopped nuts between pieces of wax paper and roll with rolling pin to mash them. Put mashed nuts in a saucepan with evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla. Boil until mixture becomes thick. Simmer on low heat.
  3. Roll out small pieces of dough in confectioner’s sugar. Put a small amount of filling on each piece and roll up; shape each into crescent shape. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) on greased cookie sheets for about 20 minutes.


Calories: 400 kcal
Carbohydrates: 36.2 g
Cholesterol: 82 mg
Fat: 25.7 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 8 g
Sodium: 145 mg