Walnut cookies with melted fudge. They are crunchy sweet and got molten caramel inside. Does it get any better?
When I make these cookies, I have to be quick because otherwise they are gone. There are already requests to make them outside my family. A secret ingredient is of course the walnuts from our own garden. It's a lot of work with the peel, but then you've got something tasty. And if you don't have a walnut tree in your garden, you can buy walnuts already peeled in the supermarket. Very easy and quick.
Walnut tree against mosquitos!
Did you know that a walnut tree beside its delicious fruit has an extra advantage? Indeed, it is a perfect tree against mosquitoes. Mosquitoes don't like the smell of the walnut tree and therefore won't come near it. A terrace under a walnut tree gives a bite-free evening.
Disadvantages of a walnut tree
Does a walnut tree than got any disadvantages? Sure it does. First, a walnut tree is huge. It can be as tall as 15 meters height with a diameter of 10 meters. Not suitable for a city garden with neighbors on both sides. And the second drawback is nothing grows under the tree. That's because the leaves contain poison. (Therefore don't use the walnut leaf ever on your compost heap, because you certainly don't want to spread it into your garden.)
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- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 225 grams butter room temperature
- 50 grams sugar
- 1 egg size L
- 160 grams walnuts toasted, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- walnuts halves for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- In a second bowl add butter and the two sugars and mix this for about 2 to 3 minutes until it's airy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the butter and mix into the batter.
- Take the walnut and caramel and put it in the bowl. Stir them in the batter with a spoon.
- With two spoons create mounds on the baking sheet. Make sure to keep the distance between the cookies they will flow in the oven and become bigger.
- Press a half walnut in the top.
- Bake for 12 minutes in the oven.
- Leave them on the baking plate for 5 minutes, then carefully let them rest on a wire rack until they are room temperature.