Friday, August 14, 2009

Buttery Walnut Ginger Cookies

I was looking for something new in the cookies department, but nothing too heavy since it's summer. I started with the idea of a walnut cookie, then decided to add a little extra flavor kick with some ginger and butter extract. This is more of a grown up cookie, with each flavor subtly distinct.

1 C. each granulated and brown sugar
1 1/2 stick margarine
1/4 C. unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs, minus 1 yolk
1 1/2 tsp. butter extract
1 tsp. black walnut extract
1 tsp. baking powder dissolved in 2 T. hot water
1 1/4 tsp. ginger
4 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. walnuts, rough chopped

In mixer, add sugars and margarine/applesauce. Mix well. Add each ingredient individually, mixing well before adding the next ingredient.

Drop by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet, bake 8-9 minutes.

Yield = 60-65 small cookies

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