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Spiced Nut Triangles [UPDATED]

Published 3:03pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Updated 10:33am Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

These rich and decadent cookies are simple to make, yet have a “designer” look to them, especially fanned out on a plate. I recently shared them at an Art of the Lakes member meeting and they got raves for “culinary artistic expression!”

Spiced Nut Triangles

Ingredients:

 

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg, separated

2 cups flour

 1 tsp. cinnamon

 Dash of nutmeg

 1 c. sliced almonds (or walnuts or combo)

*Sparkling sugar (optional)

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and beat well. Mix flour and spices, then add to wet mixture, stirring well. (I used my stand mixer for this whole process)
Spread dough in a 15 X 10 cookie sheet with sides. Beat egg white until foamy and spread over dough. Sprinkle nuts on top and press in with a flat spatula. Sprinkle sparkling sugar on top. Bake 275° for 1 hour – cut while warm — cut into squares (24) and then diagonally through the squares to make triangles (48). You could cut bigger squares/triangles but I like the little size. Cool completely before serving.

*Sparkling sugar is the coarser kind that doesn’t melt in baking. I love it and use it on almost all muffins and lots of cookies. It is just a “happy” ingredient. I get mine through King Arthur Flour online.

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