Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cherry & Walnut Cookies

I have to confess, I haven't been doing much baking lately. I'd fallen into the bad habit of picking up 2 for $4 packets of biscuits from the supermarket for the kids just so I had something in the house for them. Most days they'd have crackers and cheese or a couple of bikkies and a glass of milk. Mother guilt had set in and I'd beat myself up for it. Now, I realise it got me through a bad patch and after all is said and done, $2 is a pretty good price for a packet of biscuits but I don't believe you can get that same taste as you can from a homemade biscuit.

Looking for inspiration, I dug around through the basket filled with dried fruit and nuts and grabbed the small packet of glacé cherries and a small amount of walnuts left in a packet. Cherries and walnuts are perfect together. I used the usual biscuit recipe I love so much given to me by my friend Claire in Tasmania. Just mix dry, mix wet and mix together. Melt and mix. That's my kind of recipe. Even Miss Fusspot ate these. If she knew there were cherries and nuts in them, she'd freak. I told her the little red things were lollies.

Cherry & Walnut Cookies

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
185g butter - melted
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup glacé cherries, chopped finely
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped finely

Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Mix together. Bake for approx 15 mins or until golden.



  1. Sounds delicious! Last night at the grocery store, I grabbed a package of granola bars for the kids and told Vanessa that I really need to bake some cookies instead!

  2. Oh Anne, you have saved my bacon. I have been feeling exactly the same and this morning the kids went to school with bought biscuits. It is getting me through my overdone, overstretched patch. But I am grocery shopping after work so am going to make some of your recipe biscuits. Fantastic thanks.

  3. This recipe looks so good....and I love how versatile! You truly are an amazing chef!

  4. mmm nothing tastes like homemade, indeed! and I love how creative the cherry and walnut combo is!

  5. Oh Anne, I want to come live at your house! These have made my mouth water! Yum, cherry & walnut! xxx


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