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 cup acorn flour
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
- 2-3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 pound butter (at room temperature)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Powdered sugar, for dusting (about 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 300
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….