Not too little, not too much

Chocolate Walnut Candy Box 01/05/2011

Filed under: Baking,Chocolate,Cookies,Desserts — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 05:40
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Many of us made the same old resolution: throw away the chocolate and candies and eat way much healthier, lots of fruit and vegetables and yet, here we are, few days later blogging about our latest cookies, cakes, muffins you see where I’m going.

Of course, I said the same as I do every year : if only I could give up chocolate. I never did, at least till now, and to be honest I don’t see this happening soon.

yeah, I did it again, couldn’t help myself not baking something sweet, well at least this time I used just a little bit of chocolate.

Later today, I’m going to another MOPS meeting and I just could not go empty-handed. Keeping that in mind I had to make some treats. Who doesn’t enjoy a small cookies while chitchatting?

Chocolate Walnut Candy Box

 

These buttery cookies are so soft, just melt in your mouth. Almost half of the flour i substituted with ground walnuts, for a slight crunchy bite. You can make them small, as i did, or even cut out cookies, the decision is all yours, but trust me, you have to make these.

Forget the resolution, let’s get baking :D

Ingredients (makes 4 1/2 to 5 dozens)

10 tbsp soft butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 cup ground walnuts

vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* If you decide to drizzle some melted chocolate on top, you need about 3 to 4 oz

Directions

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add vanilla extract, egg yolk and ground walnuts. Mix them.

Add flour and mix just until combined.

Take the dough out of the mixing bowl and shape it in a ball. Cover in plastic foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, even overnight if not in a hurry :P

When the dough is chilled, take small pieces and shape them into balls

Bake in preheated oven at 325 for 15 minutes.

Let them cool and drizzle with melted chocolate, if using. (on some I used colored sugar)

Let the chocolate set and store in airtight containers

 

I know you’re anxious to see how they actually look inside, so I ate one, here’s the proof :P

Thanks for your support, I appreciate it.

Always,

Roxana

 

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23 Responses to “Chocolate Walnut Candy Box”

  1. Brilliant, I do love your lovely cookies, so beautifully decorated too :) Cookies + a bit of gossip = perfect way to spend a day :)

  2. These are delicious!!….and healthy too!!…..think about the properties of the walnuts, and you will be happy of eating them!!…….Abrazotes, Marcela

  3. OMG—they look super wow ! can i grab a few ?

  4. Roxan Says:

    Oh, these look FANTASTIC! I will ignore the amount of butter in there though ;]
    I also have been trying to throw out all the leftover chocolate and candy but I haven’t been able to bring myself to! Instead it’s all being eaten… by me.

  5. Wendy Irene Says:

    Those look beautiful! I like to keep chocolate in my life too, so maybe my New Year’s resolution should be chocolate dipped strawberries ;-)

  6. Lisa Says:

    I likey! Who says you have to give up chocolate. Happy New Year!

  7. Guvi Says:

    Have I told you lately that I hate you? No? I do :)). They look just unbelievably tasty!

  8. gingerbreadbagels Says:

    Can I eat the whole thing please? Those look AMAZING! I absolutely love walnuts in desserts. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels

  9. I love the presentation for these! It looks just like a box of holiday truffles :) They almost look like the “Dough Ball” cookies, too. I’m sure everyone at the MOPS meeting was thrilled with your treat :)

    Hope you’re having a great day!

  10. zerrin Says:

    These are so cute! Gorgeous pictures! I love anything with walnut and I bet these candies would be the winner at holidays.

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  12. Katty Says:

    Almost too pretty to eat, but I wouldn’t let that stop me! ;)

  13. Sommer J Says:

    oooo this looks delicious!!! this is why i do not make new year’s resolutions, too many great sweets to eat!!

  14. Christina Says:

    Wow!! I want one of these now! They are so pretty!. The substitution of the ground walnuts sounds fabulous. :) I love the chocolate drizzle too!

  15. polwig Says:

    Personally I think they are totally healthy because of the nuts of course and should be a staple of everyone’s diet in 2011. They will be mine :)

  16. These are absolutely beautiful! I am so impressed that you made these! I would join MOPS attend regularly if you brought treats like these every time! I gave off giving up any food. I’m no good at it. I can only moderate…I have to at least have a little bit. :)

  17. Maya Says:

    Roxana, these cookies look so amazing, they’re a real sight for sore eyes! If I could have a bite, I bet they taste as wonderful as they look. Love the packaging, by the way.

    Oh, and thanks for leaving your kind comments on my blog. Hope you come visit often, I really heart all my regulars!

  18. jhowells0913 Says:

    What a great gift idea for Christmas next year! Or maybe I’ll just save them for myself ;)

  19. Oh my…can I be a taste tester? This is so impressive and they look just like they came from a gourmet candy shop :)

  20. this looks so gorgeous!! i love the way you decorated them.. :)

  21. These look awesome! I love the decorations!

  22. Monet Says:

    These look picture perfect! I couldn’t believe that you made these at home. They look so professional, and I’m sure they taste better than anything you could buy at the store. Thank you for sharing this precious recipe with me. Sweet dreams, my friend!

  23. Jessica Says:

    These are so pretty and festive! I love that you substituted some of the flour for ground walnuts. Such a great texture!


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