Pouring and placing the ingredients into our KitchenAid heavy duty mixer is something the little one loves to do! And, once the pair of interlocking splatter guards are in place (thank goodness for them!), he lets the powerful mixer rip and hum. Nothing mixes as evenly or easily as the lifesaving mixer, which my husband (god bless him) picked up for me over a decade ago.
Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of shortbread dough and place 1.5 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with back of teaspoon (dust spoon with flour first so it doesn't stick). Press half a walnut onto top of cookie.
|Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven|
for 12-15 minutes
or until light golden brown.
|My Little Helper Loads up the Walnuts.|
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Economizing Key: If you don't have enough walnuts, you can top the remaining cookies with pecan halves instead. In fact, this shortbread recipe can be made by completely replacing walnuts with pecans. If you don't have another cookie to pair these with, place dried apricots here and there in between the cookies. Fruit and nuts - good combo.