Cookies! Black Walnut Maple Sandwiches

 

Sliced refrigerator cookies are the only way to fly!
Sliced refrigerator cookies are the only way to fly!

These cookies have been on my mind for a long time. The walnut refrigerator cookie was one of the first on my Christmas Cookie Pinterest board.  Then I saw the black walnuts at Costco and that was it.

BlackWalnut5Cmed

Typically for Christmas sandwich cookies, I make them with pistachio and then fill them with home made pistachio cream (which is essentially steamed pistachio nuts creamed with a little oil and sugar. It’s a green orgasm in a jar, but I digress.) But, this year I wanted something new and when I saw those nuts, the pairing of black walnut and maple came to mind.

BlackWalnut2Cmed

So, what is maple cream? Or Maple butter? Here’s a link on how to do it, but essentially it’s pure maple syrup that’s heated and then whipped at a certain temperature.  It’ll hella dear, though, so don’t have a heart attack.  It also lasts forever, so for a cookie filling it will go a long way.

BlackWalnut3Cmed

Himself likes the cookies plain, without the maple. He thinks that brings out too much of the earthiness in the nuts.  But, since I like that, we’ll have to disagree.

BlackWalnut4Cmed

Happy Cookie Season, ya’ll.

[yumprint-recipe id='78']