Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Hello cupcakes! So today I am going to share with you one of my favorite shortbread recipes! I found it in the Miette baking book. I am excited to share this recipe with you, I hope you all love it as much as I do! 
Don't forget to watch my YouTube video featuring these cookies!
The ingredients-

1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350

Step 2: Toast the walnuts until lightly browned, this should take about 12 to 15 minutes. Be sure to let them fully cool then place them in a food processor and grind them finely.

Step 3: Sift together the flour and salt into a bowl and set it to the side. In another bowl use an electric mixer with a paddle attachment to beat together the butter and the sugar, mix until light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and mix until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and walnuts, mix until it is all blended. 

Step 4: Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap, set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes has passed you can use any shape cookie cutter you would like and cut out your cookies!

Step 5: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and bake until the cookies are firm, this should take around 10-12 minutes. Let them cool and WAA-LAA they are ready to eat! If you want to decorate them like I did you can use Wilton's Cookie Icing

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