Friday, October 4, 2013

Chestnut Cookies

At the end of every month, K brings home a new book from school. The back cover of each book has some sort of seasonal food and the mom's book includes the recipe. September's book had a recipe for chestnut cookies. They were super cute and K requested that we make them - so we did! They were a really simple cookie to make (and quite tasty to boot), which was nice so that K could do most of the work.

Combine 100g of flour and a dash of salt in a bowl.

Put 120g of peeled, sweetened chestnuts in a bag and crush them up. (The photo below is pre-crushed chestnuts.)

In a separate bowl, mix 50g of room temperature butter, 1 tablespoon of whipping cream and 40g of brown sugar. Once that is combined, use a spatula to mix in the dry ingredients. Then stir in the chestnuts.

Grab some of the dough, form a ball and then smash it into a chestnut shape - mine are not the greatest... I got 11 cookies out of it all.

Cover the very bottoms of the cookies with an egg wash and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

K and I shared the sesame seed step, you can probably tell who did which cookies ;) Then bake them for 20 minutes at 180C.

Once they cooled, I piped little chocolate faces onto them. K loved watching me do this. I asked if he wanted to do some of the faces, but he declined.

He did not decline munching on a few of them though!

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