Isn’t it a little ironic that on the same day lent starts, I feature this cookie? Yes, this cookie swimming with butter – doused in sugar and packed with flour.
I apologize – I really do.
All of you who have decided to take part in lent and give up sugar ( or sweets, for that matter of fact) for the next forty-days - – you impress me. Whatever you maybe giving up … chocolate … coffee.. sugar … smoking… alcohol… you’re all doing a good thing as long as you’re doing it for the right reason. I hope the next forty days brings you peace, love and causes you to remember the reason you are making this sacrifice :)
The good news is, you really don’t want this cookie.
crumbly and butter messy with a disgusting just the right amount of sweetness… it’s chock full of walnuts and would be terrible perfect with a cup of coffee.
Who am I kidding…?
It’s lent – - I probably shouldn’t lie to you.
I love this buttery goodness… bookmark this recipe for after Easter. Come back then, and tell me how much you love love love your daily dose of sugar ;)
Until then, hold tight cupcakes – - forty days will come and go in the blink of an eye.
This cookie, is also perfect for a little post Mardi-Gras pick-me-up. You know, just in case you had a couple extra sips over the weekend. All the goodness in this cookie will take care of any hangover you may have.
I care about you - – it’s true. The last thing I want, is for your to go into work feeling sick. It’s your duty to eat these cookies and feel better ;)
Crumbling the moment it hits your lips
Melt in your mouth delicious
Irresistible Walnut Sable Cookies
4 Cups Flour
2 Cups Butter
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
3/4 Cups Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
3 Cups Chopped Walnuts
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
In your standing mixer ( or in a large bowl, using a hand mixer) – combine butter and cream cheese. Mix until light and fluffy.
Next, add both sugars.
Now, add flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
Add 1 1/2 cups walnuts.
Transfer to a floured surface, and divide into two even halves.
Roll each half into a long log, approximately 1 inch in diameter.
Wrap each log in parchment paper and chill, at least 30 minutes or up to two weeks.
Once chilled, Pre-heat oven to 350 oc and lightly spray your cookie sheet.
Handling one log at a time unwrap and coat in the rest of the chopped walnuts.
Next, using a sharp knife slice into 1/4 inch slices. Repeat with second long.
Arrange your sliced dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving approximately 1/2 inch between each cookie.
Bake for 15 minuets.
Allow to cool … and then – - enter sable bliss ;)
This really is a QUITE the post- I talk about purifying yourself – - discuss a hang over you may have … and then temp you with cookies :).
Hmm… yea, let’s skip all that and just focus on the sweetness at hand!!
I hope you have a delicious day sweet hearts