• 120 grams (4.2 ounces) butter
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) vegetable oil
  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) sugar
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) vanilla sugar
  • 35 grams (1.2 ounces) cornstarch
  • 240 grams (8.5 ounces) flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200 grams (7.1 ounces) firm plums
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) walnuts


  • Mixing Bowl

    A large mixing bowl is ideal to combine all your ingredients evenly. Opt for a non-slip base to make mixing easier.

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

    Using a mixer ensures that the butter and sugars cream together perfectly, giving your cookies the best texture.

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Accurate measurement is crucial for baking, so make sure to level off your ingredients for precise amounts.

  • Chopping Board and Knife

    You'll need these to cut the plums and walnuts. Use a sharp knife for smooth and even cuts.

  • Refrigerator

    Chilling the dough ensures that the cookies hold their shape while baking.

  • Oven

    Preheat it to 180°C (356F) to ensure even baking. A reliable oven thermometer can help you maintain the correct temperature.

  • Parchment Paper

    This makes cleanup a breeze and prevents the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.

  • Wire Rack

    Cooling the cookies on a wire rack helps retain their crispy edges and prevents them from becoming soggy.


Step 1

In a medium-sized bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy and smooth. Make sure the butter is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Step 2

Add the vegetable oil, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Mix well until fully combined.

Step 3

Gradually add the flour to the mix, incorporating it slowly to avoid lumps.

Step 4

Cut the plums into small cubes and chop the walnuts. Ensure the pieces are small to distribute evenly in the dough.

Step 5

Gently fold the plums and walnuts into the dough until evenly distributed.

Step 6

Cover the dough and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. Chilling the dough helps in handling and prevents the cookies from spreading too much.

Step 7

Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).

Step 8

With moist hands, form the dough into balls slightly larger than a walnut-sized portion.

Step 9

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten each ball into a cookie shape.

Step 10

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

Step 11

Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack.

Step 12

If desired, sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar or drizzle them with melted chocolate as a finishing touch. Adding these toppings can elevate the presentation and taste.


These cookies are a hit in any setting! For a more elegant presentation, you could dust them with powdered sugar or drizzle them with melted chocolate. 🍫

Planning a cozy afternoon with friends? Pair these cookies with a warm cup of tea or coffee. ☕ They make for the perfect companion to your favorite hot beverage, adding a touch of sweetness to your relaxation time.

Hosting a family brunch? Serve these cookies on a decorative platter with a side of fresh fruit. 🍇🥝 The combination of flavors will have everyone coming back for seconds.

If you’re up for a treat-yourself moment, enjoy these cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 🍨 The cold ice cream paired with the warm, nutty cookies is an experience you don’t want to miss!


Gluten-Free Version 🌾💔: Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure the blend contains xanthan gum for the best texture. Also, double-check that your cornstarch is gluten-free.

Vegan Version 🌱💪: Replace the butter with a plant-based margarine and use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Opt for a vegan-friendly sugar brand, and voila! You have delicious vegan cookies.


  • Why is my cookie dough too sticky?

    This can happen due to warm butter or too much liquid. Chill the dough longer or add a bit more flour to reach the desired consistency.

  • How do I prevent my cookies from spreading too much?

    Chilling the dough is key. Make sure to refrigerate it for the full 30 minutes or even longer if needed.

  • Can I use different nuts?

    Absolutely! Feel free to substitute walnuts with almonds, pecans, or any nut of your choice. It will slightly change the flavor but will still be delicious.

  • How can I make my cookies crispier?

    Bake them a bit longer and ensure they cool completely on a wire rack to retain that crisp edge. You could also use less moisture-rich ingredients like dried plums instead of fresh ones.

  • Can I freeze the dough?

    Yes, you can! Freeze the dough balls on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a ziplock bag. They'll last up to 3 months in the freezer.

  • How can I enhance the flavor?

    Adding a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg can elevate the taste. Also, using high-quality vanilla extract makes a big difference.

Nutrition facts

Soft Plum and Walnut Cookies
Recipe Yield:24 cookies
Calories:Per Cookie
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 120
Total Fat:6.5g
Saturated Fat:2.5g
Total Carbohydrate:12g
Total Sugars:5g