Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Into Flavor - Nuts...

This is the last week for Linda's Fall Into Flavor. This has been lots of fun, even though I did not have a recipe to share every week. Please go over to Linda's 2nd Cup of Coffee and find many more wonderful recipes (WAIT..... read mine first!!!).

This is supposed to be comfort foods. My "go to" comfort food is a cookie. I'd rather have a cookie any day to most ANY other food - except maybe NUTS! If you put them together, then I'm in heaven! I don't indulge myself as much as I'd like - just because I can't ... for health and weight reasons.

Here are a few of my favorite easy nutty cookie recipes...

Chinese Rocks
(or Wedding Cookies, or Lady Fingers - depends on how you shape them or know them)

1 stick of butter (yes, REAL butter) 2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 cup Self-Rising Flour 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Cup broken pecan pieces Powdered Sugar

Mix nuts and flour - set aside. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add flour and nut mixture. Form into balls (or fingers or crescents) and bake at 45 minutes at 300 degrees . (they will be firm and light brown - don't burn...
Roll in powdered sugar while hot....then again when cool if you want then real white.

Spiced Nuts
Bring to boil in medium flat bottomed pan:
1 cup sugar 5 Tablespoons water

1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pound Nuts (I use either raw peanuts or pecans)

Turn heat on low and stir constantly while cooking until all syrup is taken up in the nuts. Put on greased pan or waxed paper. Separate into pieces before becoming completely cool.

Pecan Kisses

Beat together to for soft peaks:
1 egg white 1/4 teaspoon salt

Slowly add:
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup brown sugar

Fold in:
1 - 2 cups pecans

Drop on greased pan and cook for 30 minutes at 250 degrees....
SOOOOOO good! make a double recipe because you will eat one yourself and you want to have some to share!

Blessings... now run on over to 2nd Cup of Coffee and check out the other delicious comfort foods!


Susan said...

YUM. YUM. YUM. These all sound delicious AND comforting. Unfortunately I can't do much of that either. I like to read the recipes though!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love me some cookies!


Kim said...

Y'all are making me so hungry! :-) Everything I've seen sounds so good I can hardly stand it.