I remember the first
time I saw Brasil nut when I arrived in
There was just one (1)
thing that contained Brasil nuts that I was pretty keen on : Brasil nut
cookies. The thing is, I grew up in north Brasil, in the capital city of
The recipe I am sharing with you is very easy and simple to prepare. It was given to my mom by a friend of hers back in the days when we lived in Belém – couldn’t be more typical. Besides being very crunchy – which automatically qualifies it as yummy to me, another lovely thing about these cookies in my opinion is the fact that when the cookies are done and you remove them from the oven you get a really lovely whiff of nuts. Kind of earthy.
300g of ground Brasil nuts
300g unsalted butter, softened
200g plain flour
200g corn flour
Put all the ingredients in a bow and mix them all together using your hands. Well, you can start by using a wooden spoon but eventually you will have to put your hands on the dough. When the mixture becomes a uniform ball start preparing the cookies. Use a tea spoon measure for each cookie. I find that the smaller they are the sweeter it is as they tend to grow a bit once in the oven.Put the baking tray in the oven an wait until the cookies are golden.Don't let them burn.
The cookies below are still Brasil nut ones but I have added a special touch. I have added guava paste to them - that's what the red blob is. Guava paste will be covered in a future article but I can just say that we love it as a nation. We eat it with cheese, in sandwiches (I know that I did), in cakes. So why not on Brasil nut cookies?