Thursday, November 19, 2009



Recipe is from Good Housekeeping "Best -Loved Desserts"

It's a nice recipe of very delicious cookies. You can bake them for some-speacial occasion, they are perfect for the Holiday season.

1 cup-all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold butter
3 tbsp cold water
1 jar (7 oz) macadamia nuts
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 F. Line 9-inch pan with foil, grease foil. If you don't have exact 9-inch pan, I used the slight bigger rectangle one and build up the necessary size with the foil.

In a medium bowl, with a wire whisk, mix flour, sugar , and salt. With knives or pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle in water, about 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with fork after each addition. Help with your hands to moist all the dough. With lightly floured hands, press dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. With fork, prick dough at 1-inch intervals to prevent puffing.

Bake crust until golden, 15-20 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Turn your ovens heat to 375 F.

Coarsely chop 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, reserve hem for the topping. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse remaining macadamia nuts and brown sugar until nuts are finely ground. Add egg and vanilla. Pulse until just combined.

Spread macadamia filling evenly over cooled crust with a spatula. Sprinkle reserved chopped macadamia nuts on top. Bake until filling has set , 20 minutes.

Cool completely in pan on wire rack. When cool , lift foil with pastry out of pan and place on cutting board. Cut into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 4 squares, cut each square diagonally in half.

P.S. The macadamia nuts are little bit pricier than other nuts, but very delicious. You can find them in your local Nut store, Whole Foods or Turkish grocery stores. I also, think that walnuts would work great  in this recipe.

No comments: