Sweet Crunch Bites

Recipe for Walnut Cookies with dough flakes, walnuts, and condensed milk cream. Individual bite-sized desserts.

If you like individual-sized desserts, have you tried the Zakarpatski Palochki or Rogaliki? Individual sized desserts are wonderful because they are easier to serve but taste just as great.

Walnut cookies stacked on top of each other dusted with powdered sugar.

I haven’t had the opportunity to bake with frozen dough before. I have never even heard of the concept if I am honest. If you haven’t either you are in for a treat. These walnut crunch bites and are so addictive!. It’s amazing how well the ingredients compliment each other. The unique crunchy flakes with walnuts and condensed milk cream are so delicious. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee. 🙂 P.S. How cute are these Cupcake Wrappers? I just love them. They are reusable as well.

Walnut cookies laid out on a parchment paper dusted with powdered sugar.

how to make sweet crunch bites-

  • In a large bowl, add milk. Mix together baking soda with vinegar, add to the milk.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg, add in the melted butter. Add to the milk and mix.
  • Lightly mix in the flour, the dough will be hard to mix and flakey.

How to make the dough for this walnut cookie recipe.

  • Shape three balls out of the dough.
  • Cover tray with parchment paper. Add dough balls onto a tray and freeze for an hour or overnight.
  • Grate the frozen dough. Spread the grated dough evenly onto two rimmed baking sheets.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 355°F for about 30-35 minutes.
  • After about 15 minutes of baking, mix the flakes to ensure even baking. Bake another 10 minutes and mix again. Finished flakes will have a nice golden color to them. Don’t overcook or else the flakes will burn in some areas. Let flakes cool completely before adding cream to them.
  • Blend the walnuts. Don’t blend too fine, they should be small pieces but you should be able to taste them. Add to cooled flakes and mix.

How to bake the dough flakes and form the walnut cookies with chopped walnuts, dough flakes and cream.

  • For the cream. Beat the butter, add to the condensed milk and beat again. Add to the flakes/walnuts and mix with a spatula.
  • Once everything is mixed lightly dampen your hands and make small balls, squeeze them together with both hands so they stick and won’t fall apart.
  • There should be around 24 balls.  Refrigerate for at least an hour. Dust tops of balls with powdered sugar before serving. (If balls are hard to shape, refrigerate for about a half an hour to an hour, then shape.)
  • The dessert can either be kept in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Half of my family prefers them cold the other room temp, try both.

A walnut cookie bitten into topped with powdered sugar.

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Walnut Cookies

Recipe for walnut cookies made with dough flakes, walnuts, and condensed milk cream. Individual bite-sized desserts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: walnut cookies
Servings: 24 walnut bites
Calories: 199kcal

Ingredients

dough-

cream-

Instructions

  • Add milk in a bowl. Combine together the baking soda and vinegar and combine with the milk.
  • Whisk the egg in a bowl, add the melted butter to the egg and mix. (Butter should not be hot, just very warm)
  • Pour the butter mixture to the milk and mix.
  • Add in the sifted flour and mix until well incorporated. The dough will be hard and flakey.
  • Shape the dough into three large balls. Add to a parchment paper-lined plate and add the dough balls, freeze for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven at 355°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Grate the frozen dough. Spread the grated dough evenly among the baking sheets.
  • Bake at 355°F for about 30-35 minutes. After about 15 minutes of baking, mix the flakes to ensure even baking. Bake another 10 minutes and mix again.
  • Finished flakes will have a nice golden color to them. Don’t overcook or else the flakes will burn in some areas. Let flakes cool completely before adding cream to them.
  • Blend the walnuts and add to cooled flakes and mix.
  • Cream the butter and add in the condensed milk and combine. Beat the butter, add to the condensed milk and beat again. Add to the flakes/walnuts and mix with a spatula.
  • In a bowl, add the dough flake mixture and the cream and mix until well combined.
  • Form 24 balls out of the mixture. For easier assembly work with damp hands.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour. Dust tops of balls with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Walnut Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • nadia 09/06/2014, 3:06 am Link Reply

    Awesome treats Valya! looking forward to making them.tnx.

    • admin 09/08/2014, 8:04 am Link Reply

      Thank you Nadush. Enjoy.

  • Lily 08/29/2014, 1:09 am Link Reply

    Look really delicious! The recipie is very similar to cake “muraveinik”. Have you tried cooked condensed milk in this recipie?

    • admin 08/29/2014, 12:00 pm Link Reply

      Lily,
      Hmm never tried muraveinik. Will have to look it up:). Cooked condensed milk is a great idea. I bet they would taste even better. My mother in law said they stuff these in “ryomki” shot glasses or however u say them. She says then once they set u get them out and they are shaped like cones. Cute idea but we don’t drink and I don’t have them so had to compromise and do balls:):).

      • Marina 08/30/2014, 7:46 pm Link

        I make kartoshka pirozhenoe but I bake the dough first then shred it and mix with cream..I wonder if this recipe will work if the dough is baked first..probably will need less flour..

      • admin 08/31/2014, 10:05 am Link

        Marina,
        I bet it will taste just fine baked first. I think the only reason you would freeze and grate it would be for even flakes. You may just need to make crush some of the larger pieces into smaller ones once they have baked a bit or else some will burn while others remain uncooked..:)

      • Lily 08/31/2014, 4:00 am Link

        Ye you should try cake muraveinik. It’s very similar to this recipie but you do the cream with cooked condence milk, and everyone loves it!
        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QIkaVejpG-4

      • admin 08/31/2014, 9:57 am Link

        Lily,
        Oh Thank you so much for sharing. Definitely giving this a try.. My family will love this. Even the name itself already sounds appetizing..:)

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