A New Twist on a Classic: Potbelly Cookies

Tired of making the same old round cookies for your family and friends? Maybe it’s time to try something a bit more unique, like the potbelly cookie. This chewy, nutty creation deliciously combines warm spices with just the right amount of sweetness.

These easy-to-make cookies have a unique look and flavor that will leave your guests guessing. But the secret to this treat lies in the mix of ingredients and preparation.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt, walnuts, spices, ginger and mix until combined.
  4. Add vanilla and milk, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 portions and roll each into a round cylinder, about 6 inches in length.
  6. Place each cylinder on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool before serving.

The potbelly cookie gets its name from its unique appearance. As the dough bakes and rises, it puffs up and spreads out creating a round biscuit, with a pinched center resembling the shape of a potbelly. The crunchy walnuts, rich spices and supple, chewy texture make this treat an indulgence worthy of any celebration.

The potbelly cookie is a great way to explore eye-catching and flavorful sweets from around the world. It’s reminiscent of kolache from the Czech Republic, pan de muerto from Mexico and sandwiched biscuits from the UK. No matter what cuisine your palate fancies, the potbelly cookie has something for everyone.

Try the potbelly cookie for your next get-together and wow your guests with an irresistible and unique treat!