5 stars all the way. I'm crazy about these. Very unique, fantastic flavor. Not to sweet - the kind of cookie you could eat for breakfast, or with tea. I think they're perfect! I did sub orange extract for the orange zest because I was to lazy to run to the store for one thing, but it worked out fine! I also forgot about the powdered sugar but I don't think they need it. Thanks a lot Toni! Keeper!
These are wonderful cookies! The subtlety of the orange and clove flavors are magic. I did resist Toni's efforts to make us healthy and use all butter, but otherwise did as told. Mine were shaped as capital G's -- a birthday initial. I agree that these might be good with a glaze but they are quite wonderful as they are. A winner, Toni!
Loved the light orange flavor of these cookies, made them in S's and O's, these would go very nicely with some Sambucca. Thank You for sharing this recipe.
These are excellent tasting cookies. I made various shapes from O to S and horseshoes also. Fairly easy to work with if you work fast. Love the texture and flavor. Thanks Toni
Delicious cookies! The walnut puree adds interesting texture and flavor. These would be great with tea. I twisted mine into figure 8's; they were so pretty! I will definitely be using these for my Christmas cookie tray. Thanks for sharing!
Great Flavors! I made these to bring to a party and I nibbled on them the whole way there! I made pretzel knots and dusted them with powdered sugar! Everyone loved them!
Great cookies. I followed directions exactly. toni, you must have GIANT walnuts in NYC, because when I pinched my dough into shelled walnut size pieces, I got 60 cookies, not 30! The good news is that I can have 2 cookies for a serving! I dipped the ends in chocolate, but actually like them better without. I made mine all in little circle shapes. I tried a horseshoe shape, but the ends got a little too crisp. The circles made for more even baking.
The citrus and walnut flavours flavours are great together. The ground up walnuts give an interesting texture to these light biscuits. Don't be tempted to dredge the dough with flour if they get difficult to handle, i did this for my first one and it ended up looking wrinkled. A tiny bit of flour can be useful sometimes, but the oil in the recipe seems to stop them actually sticking to the surface you roll out on.