Pastry: Nut Triangles

posted by SandyOH 12-11-102 5:43 PM

Nut Triangles

Pastry:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/3 cup water

Filling:
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water


To prepare pastry, in medium bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour and brown sugar. Using pastry blender, or two knives used in scissor-fashion, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl, combine egg yolks and water. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup flour until smooth. Stir into flour-butter mixture until blended. Cover and chill 3 hours or until firm.

Meanwhile, prepare filling. In a small bowl, stir together walnuts, pecans, brown sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cover and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375F. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. On lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin, roll each piece into a 4-1/2 inch circle.

Place 1 tablespoon of filling in center of one piece. Roll 3 sides of circle up and in towards center until ends meet, forming a small triangle. Pinch corners firmly together. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. In a small cup combine egg white with water and brush over cookies.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 1 dozen

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