Saturday, January 24, 2009

Toasted walnut and cassis cookies with some good news


Let's have the good news first. Very happy to announce that my entry Lingue di suocera with star anise for Meeta's Monthly Mingle -World of Spiced Cookies has been chosen the winner of this round.
Anita of Dessert First was kind enough to reward the winner (moi) with a copy of her first book, Field Guide to Cookies: How to identify and bake virtually every cookie imaginable. To purchase Anita's book please click here.
Thank you Anita and Meeta. And to celebrate I baked these wonderful toasted walnut and cassis cookies (only appropriate for the occasion).


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Ingredients


2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts, toasted, finely chopped
3/4 cup blackcurrant jam
2 tsp cassis
powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350F.
In a bowl mix butter, sugar, salt and vanilla with a fork. Stir in flour and walnuts. Form tablespoons of dough into balls. Put them on a baking tray 2 inches appart. Flatten them to 1/3 inch thick rounds. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.
Perfect with a glass of milk. Enjoy!


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11 comments:

MeetaK said...

very well deserved!

Tartelette said...

These are wonderful! Congrats on winning!

Snooky doodle said...

THESE COOKIES LOOK SO NICE AND YUMMR. THE PHOTO IS SO GREAT TOO

Elra said...

I just like cookies with any jams filling. Delicious!
Cheers,
Elra

Andrea said...

These are so lovely! Jam definitely takes a cookie to the the next level. Congrats on your win!

Kate said...

They look so tempting. Congratulations.

Aran said...

congrats!!!

Cherie said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow, congratulations for winning! Enjoy your new book!

Apples and Butter said...

Congrats on yoru win and those pictures look absolutely beautiful!

Ash said...

These look delicious! Great pics!