These subtly spiced flourless walnut cookies are nutty and rich and a cinch to make.
When I find myself craving a little treat, a little something special to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon or after dinner, I make these walnut cookies. They’ve become one of my favorite tea time cookies and they couldn’t be simpler to make.
There’s no butter, no oil, and no flour. With only three main ingredients (ground walnuts, coconut sugar and egg yolks) they’re a fairly easy cookie to make, but the results will impress.
The charmingly simple cookies are delicately spiced, with the warm and aromatic flavors of vanilla and cardamom (feel free to use cinnamon instead if that’s more your thing, but I strongly suggest you give the cardamom a try) and the caramel undertones of coconut sugar. Their lightly puffed and cracked tops reveal a beautifully tender yet chewy interior with a rich, nutty flavor.
In the time it takes the oven to heat up, you can have a batch ready to bake.
Raw walnuts are quickly ground in the food processor then added to coconut sugar and egg yolks which have been whipped until creamy, scooped onto a baking sheet and topped with a few extra crushed walnuts for crunch. A small scattering of flaky salt over the and into the oven they go. In about 10 minutes you’ll have a fresh tray of cookies cooling, ready to be devoured. All you need now is that pot of tea…
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