Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snowy Walnut Melt-away Cookies

I was longing to be able to taste these melt-in-your-mouth walnut cookies ever since I tasted them in Boston Cookies swap end of last year. I was disappointed that the cookies was not nominated for the Best Cookies award that afternoon because it was one of the best cookies I have tasted there. Ever since, I have been browsing the internet for a recipe but without much success. 


So what makes this cookies so extraordinary? The key is that the cookies literally melt in your mouth! No kidding! No biting is necessary. Besides that, I simply love the fragrance of the baked walnuts. Mmm... Mmm... It is so addictive and impossible to resist them. 



Today I had the extra urge to make these snowy bites because there were flurries falling from the sky. For the past two days, Bostonians were afraid to see the end of the winter as the weather started to warm up. It is very rare to be 'snowless' in Boston and the freaky winter did shelved many skiing trips aside. Oh dear... Did we bring Singapore's sunshine to this part of the world?  


I hope this snowy Walnut melt-away cookies will bring some snow to Boston and i can play in the snow again!




Recipe (20 cookies)
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Walnut, grounded
  • 1 cup Cake flour
  • 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • Confectionery sugar 
Steps:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. 
  3. Add in vanilla essence and butter. 
  4. Using hands, rub in the butter into the other ingredients. Mix well. 
  5. Roll the dough into small balls and laid them on a baking tray. Give 1.5" intervals between each balls. 
  6. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. 
  7. Let the cookies cool slightly in the tray. Approximately 5 minutes. 
  8. Remove the cookies carefully with a palate knife and rest them on a cooking rack. 
  9. After 5 minutes, coat the cookies with confectionery sugar. Side aside on a plate. 
  10. When the cookies are totally cooled, dust confectionery sugar over the cookies.