Friday, February 08, 2008

Walnut Syrup Cookies


I'm not saying you should have cookies every day, but come on, a cookie every now and then won't hurt you. In fact, cookies as good as these can only be great for you - at least for your mood! You can use almonds or pecans instead of walnuts - or hazelnuts for that matter! - and you do need some kind of golden syrup to give them a caramelly flavor. They're crisp but with a little bit of chewiness to them, and everyone I've given them to loves them. I hope you will, too.

Walnut Syrup Cookies
Makes 40 small cookies

100 g butter, diced (and preferrably softened)
100 g sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
1-2 tbsp golden syrup
50 ml (a little more than 3 tbsp) finely chopped walnuts
180 g flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 175°C.

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla sugar or extract, and one tablespoon of syrup until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder and the nuts. If it seems very crumbly, add a bit more syrup.

Shape into small balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Press down slightly with your hand to flatten them a little. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until lightly golden.

Enjoy with a big glass of milk - or a cup of coffee.

Recipe in Swedish:
Sirapskakor med valnötter

1 comment:

Katie said...

They sound great and very quick and easy to make, pecfect for when the cookie munching mood strikes.