Nut Delight Cookies–Extra Delicious and Easy

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Nut Delight Cookies (makes 3-4 dozen cookies) Extra Delicious and Easy.

The holidays are almost upon us and before you know it, they’ll be over and gone. However, even so it’s never too late for a fast and easy cookie making. Why? Well, here are 3 reasons for the baking of this particular lacy and delicate treat.

  • They are a cinch to make
  • They will fill your home with a magnificent scent
  • They are versatile as to the ingredients and therefore I bet that you have them all in your pantry/refrigerator—so no shopping.
  • They are perfect to take for your cross country ski outing on our BCRD (Blaine County Recreation District) trails now that they and the weather are getting rather perfect.

Ingredients Needed:

  • One cup all-purpose flour
  • Half teaspoon coarse salt (regular is fine as well)
  • One cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temp or if you only have the salted kind, omit the half tsp. salt
  • Three-quarters cup packed brown sugar—dark is better but if you only have light, that’s OK
  • One egg yolk
  • Two-thirds finely chopped nuts of your choice (I used almonds and I lightly toasted mine. I also used my small Cuisinart to finely chop them.)
  • Nut halves and larger pieces for last minute before baking décor.

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper if you have that; if not, try to use a Teflon sheet and if you don’t have that, lightly grease your sheet.
  • Cream the butter with the sugar in a medium sized bowl. When the batter is nice and smooth mix in the egg yolk till well combined. I used my electric beaters to do all of the aforementioned and then, you will be using something like a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to add in the well chopped nuts. Stir again till well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift and flour and salt or put the flour and salt in a sifter and add the dry ingredients to your creamed butter concoction; mix till well combined.
  • The dough will not be really thick and that’s OK because you are going to drop medium size spoonfuls onto your lined cookie sheets— 3 horizontally and 3 inches apart because they do tend to spread and onward down on whatever size sheet that you are using. When your sheet has the spoonfuls of dough on it, place a half nut or some smaller slices of nuts into the top of each spoonful.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes; if using two cookie sheets, rotate them half way through.
  • You want to watch carefully at the 12 minute point to see that they don’t get too brown.
  • Let them rest for a minute or so on the cookie sheet and then place the cookies on a rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container if need be—however, I bet they’ll all be gone before you have a chance to do that.

Need help for parties? Need a recipe? Call Margot 208-721-3551, email margot6@mindspring.com or check out her more than 200 recipe blog: http://blog.tempinnkeeper.com

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About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID. margot6@mindspring.com TempInnKeeper@mindspring.com

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