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