Walnut butter biscuits

IMG_2106copyAs you all know, this month’s feature cookbook by The Cookbook Guru is: The Complete Margaret Fulton Cookbook.  My last post from this cookbook featured the old favourites Burnt Butter Biscuits.  In that post, I mentioned I thought the sweet section of the book had stood the test of time better than the savoury.  Not to be a defeatist, I made the Spiced Beef on page 153 of the 1974 edition.  It tasted pretty good but it was supposed to be eaten as a cold meat and Maus and I had it hot with vegies.  And, even though I used the ingredients as listed, I didn’t follow the instruction too closely,  All in all, not post worthy.

So, back to the biscuit chapter I went.  There are lots of opportunities there.  I showed it to Maus and told her to choose a biscuit recipe she would like me to make but …. she got the answer wrong so I chose one myself. 🙂

I have mentioned before, I love walnuts and I had already noted two possibilities flavoured with walnuts.  I chose the walnut butter biscuits and I am glad I did, they are so good.  Good, old fashioned home made biscuits are the best.  (I may make Maus’ choice but, then again, I may not.)

Ingredients:

  •  250g butter (at room temperature)
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups finely chopped walnuts*
  •  walnut halves, to decorate

*  All up, you will need about 300g of walnuts.

We made 40 biscuits using a 20 mil tablespoon of batter for each biscuit.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Sift the flour with the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Fold the flour into the creamed mixture.
  6. Add the chopped nuts.
  7. Form the mixture into balls, place on the prepared baking trays, flatten slightly with your fingers and then top each with a walnut half.
  8. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

21 thoughts on “Walnut butter biscuits

  1. I always enjoy reading your blog, Glenda, and this one made me laugh. I feel a bit sorry for Maus, though.

  2. Now those look very tasty. I always forget that you call them biscuits and we call them cookies. Our biscuits would be more like the size of a bread roll. Doesn’t matter what we call them though does it – it’s all good.

  3. Yum, I think walnuts give biscuits (anything really) a wonderful flavour. I added a leftover handful to this weeks smoko biscuits for the G.O. and they were lovely.
    I ask the G.O. does he want cake, banana bread or biscuits. He always chooses biscuits so he can dunk them in his tea. Like you, sometimes I choose otherwise regardless.

  4. Reblogged this on The Cookbook Guru and commented:
    I’m pretty sure as the weather cools down for us down under that is should be compulsory to have a sweet treat with your cup of tea or coffee. For me I’d look no further than these delicious sounding Walnut Butter Biscuits that Glenda has contributed from this month’s book from Margaret Fulton.

  5. yum, love the sound of these. I have to admit the sweet section is attracting me the most out of the book so far too. Reblogged this for you. 🙂 Leah

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