7 hours ago
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is the easiest baking recipe I know. I make it when I don't feel like baking.
I had some kind of flu like bug all week and was stuck inside the house going out of my mind.
So, to console myself, I baked, but I didn't eat any of the goods!
I lost 3 lbs. so far! (but that doesn't really count when you are sick!).
This recipe has only 5 ingredients, and done in a saucepan on the stove!
Much like a shortbread. Buttery and delicious.
They will be gone in the time it takes to bake them. (not eaten by me....NO BAKED GOODS, remember?).
That is the only negative about them. The recipe doesn't make enough.
Tuscan Pine Nut Cookies w/ Rosemary:
1/4 cup pine nuts (pignoli nuts), lightly toasted
1/2 cup powdered confectioners sugar
1 cup flour
1 stick of butter
1 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary
Have all of your ingredients ready to go.
Preheat oven at 350.
I use a pie dish, though the dough doesn't spread all the way to the edges. I manage.
In a heavy saucepan, on medium heat, heat your butter stick until melted.
Now add your powdered sugar, toasted pine nuts and chopped rosemary.
Now add your flour last and stir to make a ball of dough.
Spread your dough in a small baking dish or pan and spread out as evenly as possible (no greasing necessary, this is a buttery dough).
Bake for about 20 minutes until edges are firm and starting to brown.
Let cool in pan about 3 minutes before carefully slicing into wedges.
After 15 minutes, lift cookies out of pan with a small spatula and cool completely on racks. This is important. The dough needs enough time to cool down and harden, otherwise when you slice them, they will fall apart.
Enjoy! They had better be gone by the time I finish this post!