You are here: Home » Recipes » Santa’s Little Walnut Helpers Santa’s Little Walnut Helpers Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 1 dozen Prep 25 mins Cook 20 mins PrintEmail Ingredients Topping1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup sour cream1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 cup chopped California walnutsDough1/2 cup butter or margarine1 cup packed brown sugar1 -- egg1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon saltIcing1/2 cup powdered sugar1 tablespoon water Instructions Topping: In small mixing bowl stir together sugar, sour cream and cinnamon until smooth. Stir in walnuts; set aside. Dough: In mixing bowl bream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. On low speed gradually add dry ingredients, beating just until smooth. Divide dough into twelve equal parts. Roll dough into balls and place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. With your fingertip, make a wide, round depression in the center of each cookie, reaching almost to the edges and leaving a rim. Fill depression in cookies with walnut topping, mounding fairly high above rims. Bake in 350Foven 15 to 20 minutes, until filling is set. Transfer cookies to rack to cool. To make icing, mix powdered sugar and water until smooth. Drizzle over rims of cookies.