Almond Coffee Walnuts

by O. Hampson, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Nuts - Candy

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 36 Cookies


I don't know if you would consider these cookies or not but I serve them as cookies. They are great with a cup of coffee and can be made a week ahead of time.


Ingredients:


2/3 c. almond paste, about 6 (mine comes in 7 ounces)

2 T. coffee liqueur (if using a 7-ounce pkg. of almond paste, add 1 more tsp. of liqueur)

1 tsp. instant espresso powder (if using a 7-ounce pkg. add 1/4 tsp. of espresso powder)

72 walnut halves

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


Instructions:


Mix first 3 ingredients in small bowl until smooth. Spread 1/2 tsp. of almond mixture on flat side of 1 walnut half. Top with another walnut half, flat side down, forming a sandwich. Repeat with remaining walnuts and filling.


Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over barely simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from over water. Dip 1 end of 1 stuffed walnut halfway into chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into pan. Set on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining walnuts and chocolate. 


Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.


These are really nice arranged in a glass bowl.


 

Enjoy!


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