Spring is here, which would mean tea parties, if most of us still had tea parties. But just in case you are planning one, here is a scrumptious recipe, fit for any tea party... which I greatly encourage- having a tea party, that is.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar, plus 1 cup sifted for rolling
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup ground walnuts, preferably toasted
1 Preheat the oven to 350F. Have ready ungreased cookie sheets.
2 In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the butter, the ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, the cinnamon, and salt on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. On a low speed, gradually beat in the flour and then the nuts just until mixed. The dough will be stiff and somewhat crumbly.
3 Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll between your palms into 1-inch balls. Place on the cookie sheets, spacing them about 1 ½ inches apart.
4 Bake in the center of the oven until the tops are set to touch and the bottoms are lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets until they are still warm but are firm enough to handle without crumbling.
5 Spread the 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar on a plate. Roll the warm cookies in the sugar, coating them evenly. Set on wire racks to cool completely. When the cookies have cooled, roll them again lightly in the sugar.
Makes 50 cookies
I haven't had the chance to make these yet, as Ive just come across the recipe, but they look oh so delicious, and perhaps I will whip up a batch this weekend. I love simple recipes with beautiful outcomes.
If you are not having a tea party anytime soon, then why not have a cookie swap with your friends? This way you cans hare your creation and get some different yummy treats in exchange.
I got this recipe from http://www.styleathome.com/.... a fantastic resource for all things home related.