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Walnut Refrigerator Cookies Recipe Card Front

Front of the recipe card for walnut refrigerator cookies.

The vintage recipe card owner notates that the recipe is from August 1951 and is from Companion Pin Up.

I have searched and cannot find what type of publication that Companion is. Was it a magazine? A cookbook? If you know, share by commenting below.

UPDATE – thanks to reader Brenda we know now it’s the Women’s Home Companion magazine.

Now, why in the world would this WALNUT recipe say add 1 cup of chopped walnuts or 4 squares of chocolate. Am I reading this wrong? If you can steer me in the right direction, please comment below.

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Walnut Refrigerator Cookies

Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or 4 squares of melted chocolate, cooled chocolate mixed with the egg


  1. In a bowl, sift flour and then add baking powder, salt, soda, sift again.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream shortening and both sugars
  3. Add eggs to the sugar mixture
  4. Add flour to the sugar mixture
  5. Press and shape dough into 3 loaves 2" square and 5" long on waxed paper.
  6. Wrap tightly and chill
  7. Cut chilled loaf into slice 1/8" - 1/4" in thickness.
  8. Place slices 1" apart on cookie sheet
  9. Bake 5 - 8 minutes at 400 degrees

Walnut Refrigerator Cookies

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Thursday 23rd of July 2020

My mom thinks it might be Women’s Home Companion magazine. Pin Up may have been a special section.


Monday 3rd of December 2018

It is called "Women's Home Companion". It is a magazine, I found them on EBay.

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