Thursday, 27 November 2014

Walnut Circles

These are very nice, crunchy cookies, which might be prepared in any shape desired, if only You have a cookie cutter :) Margarine gives all of the bakery that characteristic, outrageous taste that makes you want another cookie :) I think they're wonderful for kids, especially when cut in a nice, (now) Christmas-theme shape :) Of course it is possible to decorate it with icing sugar, making Snowmen, Santas, Reindeers and other wonders (yes, yes, pinterest appears to be very helpful here ;) ), if only You have enough time and stomachs enjoying very sweet cookies.
Slightly changed recipe comes from this website.

  • 150g margarine
  • 75g of powdered sugar
  • 230g of flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla or orange extract
  • 75g of walnuts, chopped
  • 75g of candied orange skin

  1. Take a big bowl, put margarine, powdered sugar, flour, egg yolk, salt and extract inside and knead.
  2. Add walnuts and orage skin.
  3. Prepare a baking pan, cover with bakig paper.
  4. Start preheating the oven to 200C.
Here - two methods:
  1. For circles - divide the dough into 2-3 pieces and make cylinders (the diameter of the cylinder is the diameter of the cookie), put in the freezer till it completely freezes. 
  2. When ready, cut into slices, around 0,5-1 cm thick. The dough won't grow, so the cookie will look absolutely the same.
  3. For cookie cutter shapes: put in the freezer till it is really hard but not completely frozen.
  4. Take the rolling pin and roll out the dough to 0,5-1cm thick (use a little flour if neccesary). 
  5. Cut the shapes.
  6. Put the cookies on a baking pan, bake for 10 minutes in 200C.
  7. Cool down, decorate with icing sugar if desired.
  8. Bon appetit! :)

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