Saturday, June 02, 2007

Weekly lesson

I didn't forget. Really. All right. I forgot. Not to go to my baking lesson, because that would cause chaos in my world, but I forgot to share my recipes with you. This week there's only one, as I admit I blew the hot kitchen early in favor of going to the beach and swimming. Yes, the Atlantic is heinously cold this time of year but I went swimming anyway. Maine is not for sissies, I assure you.

So here it is. The one recipe I snatched this week from the bakery before hitting the waves. It is a simple one, and pretty common, I think. But man oh man, are these good!


Walnut Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
granulated sugar
walnut halves

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs. In a small bowl, dissolve soda in milk, then add to mixture. Add flour, salt and chopped walnuts. Place by heaping spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Sift sugar over top and press walnut half into each cookie. Place in pre-heated 375-degree oven and bake for 8 minutes.