These triangular shaped cookies are a nice contrast among an assortment of holiday cookies. They are quick to make, since the filling does not require any cooking before use. For me they are just a nice shape, but could easily represent the Holy Trinity if that is part of your religious tradition.
- 1 c. walnuts
- ½ c semi-sweet choc. chips
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 2 tbs butter
- food processor- approx ½ tbs per cookie
- 2 ½ c flour
- 1 stick butter
- ½ c sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place filling ingredients in food processor, and pulse a few times. Texture will be crumbly but moist.
- Cream together the butter & sugar for the dough. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut out 3" rounds. I use a scalloped edge biscuit cutter, but a jar lid will do in a pinch.
- Place ⅓ - ½ tbs. of filling in center of each round.Pinch together into a triangle. Gently press filling to compress, and make sure the corners are well attached (moisten if needed), so they won't open up while baking.
- Place the cookies on parchment lined baking sheet, and bake until lightly golden, about 12-15 minutes.