I posted Walnuts and Chocolate on September 7, 2011. To date, it’s the most-viewed post on this blog. Following is an excerpt for those of you searching for walnut-shaped cookies for the holidays.
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The cookies are filled with a chocolate filling based on ganache. I made a dark chocolate ganache and added a touch of butter for gloss and a smidgen of ground walnuts for fun. The walnut-shell texture is highlighted by a dusting of cocoa powder and powdered sugar mixed with flour brushed into the mold (so the cookie dough will release).
They’re time-intensive to make, but well worth the fun!