Madey Edlin

walnut cinnamonn slices

In cookie, dessert, nuts on September 6, 2010 at 11:24 pm

walnut cinnmon cookies

I have been really into baking things as of late so I tried these because they looked like they matched the coolness in the air that’s creeping into our late summer.

From one of my favorite cookbooks, Tartine, is a cookie/bar that is moist in the middle and flaky, crumbly on the edges. Just enough cinnamon to make it feel like a cookie that should be eaten on a cool fall evening.

Just trust me, you’ll love them.

p.s. guess what? I followed the recipe 100%!

walnut cinnmon cookies

[It says to bake for about 7 minutes, I ended up baking them for closer to 15 minutes to get the edges golden.]

1 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
11 Tablespoons butter at a cool room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Sugar Coating

2 large egg yolks
2 Tablespoons cream
1 cup sugar

Sift the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda together into a mixing bowl, and set aside. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar, until just combine. In a small bowl beat the egg and sugar together until blended. Slowly add the egg mixture to the butter mixture, beating at medium speed until well mixed. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, beat on low speed just until a dough forms. Mix in the walnuts.
Turn the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap. Form a rectangle about 1inch thick. Wrap tightly, and chill until firm, about 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 325. Butter a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.

Unwrap the dough, using a sharp knife, slice the rectangle lengthwise into 2-inch-wide rectangular logs. To make the sugar coating, in a small bowl whisk together the egg yolk and cream to make a a egg wash. Spread the sugar onto a baking sheet. Brush the rectangular logs well, but sparingly with the egg wash. One at a a time dredge the logs in the sugar, coating evenly on all sides. Cut lengthwise and into 2 inch bars (creating 2x1inch bars).arrange on baking sheet.
Bake until cookies are golden on the edges, but still pale in the middle, about 7 minutes (see note).

walnut cinnmon cookies

(Original recipe Tartine Bakery)
(Photographs copyright of madey edlin)

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