So yesterday I wanted to bake something but I didn’t want to go to the supermarket to buy ingredients. Looking through the kitchen cabinets and my newest cookbook, Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess, I found that I had just the right things for a batch of espresso and walnut cookies.
The of espresso powder and the half bag of walnuts were left over from my attempt at a much more complicated cake that I’ll try to make again later this week. If it works this time, I’ll post a photo.
The rest of the ingredients are just the usual cookie fodder: flour, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and butter. I was one-quarter of a cup shy the butter needed but thought I’d go for it.
The results were good. C.J. said they were delicious. I thought they were okay but not a recipe I’ll repeat if it requires a trip to the market to buy espresso powder.
It could be the recipe, it could be me or it could be the missing quarter cup of butter, but I found espresso and walnut cookies to be just a three out of five star cookie.
In other words, fine for dunking.