These cookies are a perfect alternative for traditional gingerbread ones, if you’re bored with those. They are also great to use with cookie cutters – they hold their shapes perfectly, better than the best of sugar cookie recipes I’ve tried. Extremely delicate and soft, they just dissolve in your mouth. And the taste is simply divine! It will surely please all walnut lovers, I can guarantee that. 🙂
For one batch (dozens of small cookies) you’ll need:
- 300g plain flour
- 200g butter, softened to room temperature
- 100g ground walnuts
- 100g icing sugar
- a sprinkle of baking powder
Preheat the oven to 130ºC.
Mix all ingredients together with your hands and knead the dough. Roll it out to about 2mm thick and cut out your shapes.
Bake your cookies for about 20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and leave on the baking tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave there to cool.
They taste best decorated with chocolate (actually, is there anything that doesn’t taste better with chocolate? 😀 ).
Check out my other Christmas cookie recipes: