Christmas Project: Almond and Nut Cookies

October 27, 2010 at 21:22 | Posted in Christmas Project, Recipes | Leave a comment

Finally, I am able to post about the latest test batch of cookies I have made.

This time, I have picked Almond and Nut Cookies from a cute recipe box all about cookies I’ve received for Christmas a few years ago.

The cookies turned out to be very good, but the amount of work that goes into making the dough, spreading it regularly onto a level surface and waiting for it to set do not make them viable for my Christmas Project.

However, they are still extremely good cookies, with a nice nutty flavour, and I highly recommend them!

Please excuse the slightly blurry picture… my camera is acting up as of lately…

Here is the recipe!

Almond and Nut Cookies
150 gr. butter
100 gr. sugar
1 large egg
200 gr. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
125 gr. almonds, chopped
125 gr. nuts, chopped
pinch of salt

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and the sugar, until light and fluffy. Incorporate the egg, the sifted flour, the cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix well and add the chopped almonds and nuts.
  2. Spread the dough regularly onto a cookie sheet (covered with baking parchment or foil) and let it set for 30 minutes.
  3. With a knife, cut the dough into small bars and place them on a cookie sheet.
  4. Cook at 170 C for 20 minutes.

My tips:

  • If the dough is too stiff when adding the nuts, add a tiny bit of milk to help incorporate them.
  • Make sure the almonds and nuts are not already toasted: they will toast as the cookies bake in the oven.
  • It would be a good idea to add the cinnamon to the flour before mixing it in. Adding the cinnamon after it makes it very difficult to get well and evenly amalgamated.
  • Chop both the almonds and the nuts coarsely, as it’s nice to feel the “crunchyness” in the cookies.




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