Simple and Sweet: Swiss Walnut Cookies

Simple and Sweet: Swiss Walnut Cookies

Cambria Bold
Dec 11, 2012

This time of year it seems everywhere you go—from the office to grandma's living room, from your friend's apartment to your partner's holiday party—you find a plate of cookies: decadent, sweet, sticky. It's wonderful and enjoyable, but if you're like me, at some point all that gooey sweetness fails to satisfy, and you find yourself wanting to nibble on something a little lighter, simpler, yet still festive and fitting to the season.

When I came across this recipe for Swiss Walnut Cookies on the food blog Eat, Little Bird, I immediately knew I needed to make a batch. Traditionally called Baumnuss-Guetzli, this Swiss seasonal cookie is made from ground walnuts and hazelnuts, and drizzled with a Kirsch (cherry brandy) frosting. Chewy and just sweet enough, these biscuit-like cookies taste very similar to Italian almond cookies (Ricciarelli). And I love the single walnut for decoration. Beautiful and simple.

→ Get the recipe: Swiss Walnut Christmas Cookies at Eat, Little Bird

Related: Easy, Delicious Hazelnut Rosemary Jam Cookies

(Image: Eat, Little Bird)

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