If you're looking for the perfect cookie to go with a cup of tea or coffee on these drowsy winter mornings, try making these delicate and subtle pine nut cookies. If you've never used pine nuts in baking sweets, you're in for a surprise. They add a sweet, nutty flavor to cookies that is positively addictive.
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground fennel
1/4 tsp of salt
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup pine nuts
Using a mixer, cream together the first 6 ingredients. Slowly add in the egg and then the flour until incorporated. Lastly, stir in the pine nuts. Form the dough into a log and wrap with Saran wrap. Refrigerate for an hour and then cut into sliced cookies, about 1/4 inch thick.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cookies on the paper about an inch apart and bake for 12 minutes, or until golden on the edges.
Do you ever cook with pine nuts?