Monday, February 20, 2012

Crispy Walnut Strips

Remember those tasty little leftover pieces of pie crust you bake on the cookie sheet along with the pie?  These cookie are those, only as Emeril Lagasse would say, "Kicked up a notch."  The great thing about these is that there is a whole batch so no one has to fight over them like I remember as a kid doing over the pie crusts pieces.

Crispy Walnut Strips

1 cup cold butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar - divided
1 cup ground walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut butter into flour until it is course crumbs.  With a fork, stir in sour cream.  Divide dough in half, shape into balls, wrap tightly and freeze for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar on lightly floured surface.  Roll out like pie crust.  Combine rest of sugar, cinnamon and nuts and sprinkle over dough.  Press the mixture into the dough, the rolling pin works good for this.  Cut into 1 inch strips.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I think this is the greatest idea ever. Especially to make a whole batch instead of fighting over pie dough scraps, and I love the taste of cinnamon-sugar and walnuts!