Monday, April 11, 2016

Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies

Hubby is a firm subscriber of the belief that most men have...
the louder he screams at the T.V., the more he is controlling the game.

I mentioned it one day and my father happened to agree with hubby (shocker!) but added in that "waving your hands wildly while screaming at the T.V. ensures that you are heard"

I love the men in my life, even if they are armchair quarterbacks.

If this only lasted, say, for one wouldn't be so bad.
Hubby loooooves football (hello, his team is tattooed on him 2ce)
baseball (wanted to move our wedding date due to a "big game")
Hockey (oh kill me)

I swear he would watch paint dry if you called it a sport.

1 Cup sugar
1 Cup shortening
1 Egg
1 Tsp vanilla
1 Cup milk
4 ½ Cup all purpose flour
4 Tsp baking powder
½ Tsp salt
1 ½ Lbs walnuts (finely chopped)
1 Stick butter (melted)
1 ½ Cup sugar
4 Egg whites (lightly beaten)
2 Cups powdered sugar
1 Tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp milk

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt
4. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening
5. Add egg and vanilla, combine well
6. Add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, alternating. Add some dry, add milk, dry, milk.
7. Divide dough into 4 even pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until cold.
8. Mix nuts with sugar and then add in melted butter.
9. Add egg whites to nut mixture
10. Roll a piece of dough into a rectangle measuring about 6 inches by 18 inches
11. Spread ¼ of nut mixture onto rectangle
12. Roll dough with the short ends to the side (like a jelly roll)
13. Cut the roll into 1 inch pieces
14. Place dough on sheet seam side down
15. Cook for 15-20 minutes
16. Repeat with rest of the dough
17. Cool cookies completely
18. Mix sugar, vanilla, and milk
19. Ice the top of the cooled cookies


Cookie Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

Icing Ingredients

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