May 5, 2010

the (baked) goods: golden anniversary cookies

You may not have been thinking about cookies at the beginning of this post; but by the end you won't be able to stop.  That's because this morning I made a batch of one of my favourite sweet treats.

Golden Anniversary Cookies are usually reserved for Christmas, but I was feeling a the cravings hard this week so I threw tradition out the window and got festive in May.  Plus I was visiting my grandma this weekend and her super-fabulous kitchen always makes me want to get my bake on.

Recipe follows these sugar-coma inducing photos.

Golden Anniversary Cookies

1 3/4 c pasty flour
3/4 c chopped pecans
1 c chocolate chips
3/4 c butter (room temperature)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c icing sugar (plus a little extra for dusting)
3/4 tsp rum extract
2 tsp cold water

Combine flour, pecans and chocolate chips.  Cream butter and gradually add salt and icing sugar.  Cream until fluffy.  Add rum extract and water.  Mix.  Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend. 

Preheat over to 325F.  Mold dough into balls or crescents on an ungreased pan.  Bake for 23 minutes or cookies have browned the teeny-tiny bit.  

Sprinkle cookies with icing sugar while they are still warm. 

These are such great cookies - they remind me of shortbread because they just melt in your mouth.  Next time you get the baking itch you may want to try these out.  You won't be sorry (unless you're allergic to nuts - then you will be sorry, I promise).

Have you baked anything delicious lately?  I'd love to try out a sweet new recipe!