These are a shortbread-like biscuit, similar to one half of a melting moment.
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup cornflour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup icing sugar
- 225g butter, unsalted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅔ cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts), toasted
- Chop toasted nuts (if using) in food processor with about 2 tablespoons of the flour. Process until finely ground but not a paste. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Add flour and salt. Beat until combined.
- Stir in nuts.
- Cover and chill for about an hour, or until firm. (I made my dough a couple of days before I was ready to bake).
- Form the dough into 1" (2.5cm) balls and place about 4cm apart on baking sheet.
- Bake at 175°C for about 12-15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
- Cool for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
- Roll in extra icing sugar. (Or sprinkle on top.)
These were very popular at my tree-trimming party this year.
Tip: If you form the dough into a square slab you can cut the dough into even-sized cubes and roll them into balls easily.