Gin, Lemon & Walnut Cookies

These cookies are the old fashioned kind, crisp on the outside with a delicious soft and light middle. The fact they have gin in them is definitely an added bonus! 

This recipe is versatile, so feel free to change up the flavours. I have tried adding different ingredients such as chocolate chunks, hazelnut, cinnamon and ginger…the recipe always works!

I love drinking Brecon Gin with a garnish of lemon, so I thought I would try lemon cookies. Crushed walnuts add a wonderful crunch too. They are very moreish!

 

 

Gin, Lemon & Walnut Cookie Recipe

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 160g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium free range egg, whisked
  • 250g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 unwaxed lemon (zest and half of its juice)
  • 80g walnuts, crushed
  • 25ml Gin (I used Brecon Gin)

Gin Icing

  • 20ml lemon juice (use the other half )
  • 130g icing sugar
  • 25ml Gin (I used Brecon Gin)

 

 

 

Method

  1. Heat the oven to around 180C (for a fan oven) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the whisked egg.
  3. Sift in all the flour and bicarb of soda, then mix in with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the zest of the lemon, juice of half and your gin. Mix until combined.
  5. Finally add your crushed walnuts.
  6. Spoon out small scoops of the mixture, spacing them out on the baking tray. I made around 15 medium/large cookies, but feel free to make more smaller sizes ones.
  7. Bake for around 10 mins until they are light brown on the edges, but still soft in the middle.
  8. Wait a few minutes for them to firm up on the tray before moving to a cooling rack.
  9. In another bowl, mix together the icing sugar, lemon and gin to make a smooth, drizzly icing.
  10. Drizzle over the cookies, adding a little more lemon zest on the top if you like. Enjoy!

 

Check out the video recipe below

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