Yesterday I baked up a batch of one of my favorite cookies recipes – Star Cookies. This recipe is one of my Grandmother’s. I always remember them as being made with walnuts but my Dad said originally the recipe was made with peanuts. However, my grandparents had a couple of huge walnut trees and eventually walnuts were incorporated into the recipe.
The cookies are crispy and chewy. They are great with a cup of tea or coffee or a hot buttered rum. I’m always amazed at how my Grandmother made these in the past. There are 7 cups of finely chopped walnuts – with a food processor that’s a breeze, chopping them by hand would have been a different story!