In honor of our acorn dinner (and the weather) I went looking for an easy cookie ball recipe that would highlight the acorn flour’s delicate nutty flavor. My first attempt with pure acorn flour cookie balls were delicious, but a bit dense.
A quick web search for walnut cookies delivered this solution.
Here’s my variation:
1/3 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 300
In a mixer cream butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. When fluffy add the mixed acorn & walnut flour (add up to 1/2 extra acorn flour if dough feels too “wet”) meal oiliness varies . Set dough to chill in fridge for an hour. When is dough cold, work fast – rolling balls about the diameter of 50 cent piece and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. (I will make smaller balls next time so you can easily pop one in your mouth and enjoy instead of biting in half & getting powered sugar all over yourself – time would have to be adjusted).
3 final variations: plain balls, balls capped with chocolate (melted chips and dipped the balls), and balls dusted with confection sugar. All were enjoyed but the “snowballs” won the greatest acclaim. Try and let us know what variations you come up with….