Black walnuts were used a lot in Native American recipes and as a healing agent. Black walnuts hulls, taken internally as a home remedy to treat pinworms, ringworms, as a laxative, jock itch, and skin yeast infections. A study in Phytotherapy Research found that juglone from black walnuts showed significant inhibition of RNase H activity in the. I think all these attributes make black walnuts a superfood. Black walnuts have a very dominant taste. Black walnuts are earthy tasting, bittersweet and thick. Black walnuts are native to 15 states including Mississippi.
BLACK WALNUT COOKIES
1 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 ½ cups light brown sugar, 2 eggs, ½ cup milk, 1 ¾ cup flour, sifted, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3 cups quick rolled oats, 1 ¼ cups raisins, ¾ cups black walnuts, chopped.
In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat until light and fluffy. Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients till well mixed. Stir in oats, raisins, and nuts. Drop a tablespoon of the cookie sheet approximately tablespoon 2-inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan.