The Love You Take Is Equal To The Love You Make
They were all small and the bigger things turned out craptacular.
There were a lot of sewing FOs. Whodda thunk?
There were way too many cookies to count.
Instead of leaving you with sweet sentimentalities about the year that was and the year to come I'll do you one better.
I'll leave you with the recipe for these sweet little lovies.
Pecan Sesame Shortbread
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teasp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup ground pecans(I used a foodprocessor--but some creative blungeoning with a rolling pin and some repeated mincing with a knife might work too)
2 ozs. chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream together your butter and sugar.
Add vanilla, sesame and pecans and mix.
Finally add in flour.
Dough might be sticky. If it's too sticky to work with pop it in the fridge for an hour.
Roll dough out to about 1/2 an inch on a floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Optional: Once the cookies cool, melt the chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate over them.
It had been a while since I had made these--probably because the sesame seeds make them so expensive--but they add such a great dimension to the cookie.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!