California Central Coast Recipes

Walnut Puff Cookies

2017 TheRomanticTable.com
Walnut Puff Cookies are a flourless, low-cal cookie recipe that we came up with while experimenting with Christmas desserts. Made of finely chopped walnuts, egg whites, a little sugar and vanilla extract, each bite is a crunchy mouthful treat.

They are so simple to make, easy on the calories and so satisfying that you'll wonder why there hasn't been a recipe like this before! And you'll want to keep them in the house for unexpected company and those times when when you just want a little something but don't want to spoil your appetite --or your diet. These little gems are pure enjoyment without the guilt of other treats.


www.theromantictable.com 2017, Walnut Puff Cookies
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
MAKES 8 SERVINGS.
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Ingredients.

12 oz. Walnuts
8 oz. Powdered Sugar , packed
1 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons Salt
3 large Egg Whites at room temperature
1/4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar



Preparation Directions.

Makes about 40 cookies

1 Preheat the oven to 325F

2 Prepare two 12x17 inch (half-sheet) cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper, or buttering them.

3 Place the walnuts and 1/4 cup of the sugar into a food processor with a metal blade. Process the walnuts until finely chopped but not oily. Add in the salt and vanilla extract and process just enough to mix in thoroughly.

4 In a mixer, beat the egg whites on low speed until just foamy. Add the cream of tartar and beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Turn the speed to medium high and gradually add the rest of the sugar. Continue to beat until stiff shiny peaks form.

5 Take 1/4 of the egg whites and mix into the walnut mixture. This loosens up the walnuts so they will be easier to fold into the egg whites.

6 Fold the walnut into the remaining egg white mixture. Fold just enough to mix thoroughly.

7 Spoon the walnut mixture into a pastry bag with a plain 1/2inch tip. Pipe 1-1/2inch mounds 1-1/2 apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

8 Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. When done remove and cool on racks.

9 Store in a tightly closed container.


Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

These cookies go very well with coffee or tea.

A tip from Sue!

An easier way to pound your meats and poultry

Been frustrated by plastic wrap that won't stay as you pound your meats? Save yourself some grief by using an extra plastic bag from your grocery store's meat or produce counter. Simply place the breast of meat inside flat between the top and bottom of the plastic bag, laying flat and pound away.