Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pine Nut Cookies

Source:BBC Good Food Magazine
Makes about 18 biscuits
Plain flour-250 g
Butter-175 g softened
Golden Granulated Sugar-140 g
Pine nuts-50 g, plus a few extra
Baking powder-1 tsp
Grated nutmeg-1/2 tsp
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.Grease and line a baking sheet.
Toast the pinenuts in a dry pan for 1 to 2 minutes,set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar well, add the grated nutmeg, stir the egg into it.
Sift the flour and baking powder into it, make it into a dough, mix the nuts with this dough,saving some for later.Wrap the dough in a cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
Take walnut size piece of the dough,press it lightly to 5 cm round and press 2 pinenuts on top of it.
Bake for 15 minutes until pale and golden,transfer to a wire rack to cool.Sprinkle with sugar and serve.

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