Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Brown Sugar & Walnut Biscuits
Despite being deceptively simple they are also lovely, light, crispy and very yummy.
Feel free to substitute the walnuts with almonds or pecans....whatever takes your fancy really.
1 Cup walnuts (plus extra for decorating)
3/4 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed.
1 Cup (250grams) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 Cups plain flour
Preheat the oven to 120C. Grease and line two cookie sheets.
In a food processor, process 1 cup of walnuts until coarsely chopped. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and process until you have a fine crumbed texture. Set aside.
Combine the butter, the remaining sugar, the vanilla and the salt in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to mix until light and fluffy. Add the flour and nut mixture and beat until just incorporated.
Scoop up spoonfuls of dough and then roll them into balls. Arrange the balls onto the cookie sheets, making sure to leave about 4 Cm's between each ball. Press a piece of walnut into the centre of each biscuit.
Bake until the biscuits are lovely and brown around the edges. This should take around 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Lovely as a treat for morning tea, afternoon tea....or anytime for that matter!