Making Spiced Nuts
Today is St. Nikolaus Day. I’ll share some of our family traditions a little later, but it’s typically the day I make up a big batch of spiced nuts. These will store well until Christmas in an air-tight container… but who am I kidding, this first batch never lasts until the 25th. These also make a great homemade Christmas gift. Pour them into a mason jar and add a pretty bow.
- 2 C. Nuts (whatever nuts you prefer will work)
- 1 Egg White
- 1/2 C. Sugar
- 1/4 C. Cornstarch
- 2 T. Cold Water
- 3 t. Cinnamon
- 1 T. Allspice
- 1/2 t. Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 t. Ginger
- Dash of Salt
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg white with the water and whisk well.
- Once the egg white and water are whisked, add the nuts and toss to coat, set aside.
- In a slightly larger bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and all the remaining spices. Mix well.
- Using a straining spoon, lift nuts from the small bowl and transfer to the bowl containing the spice mixture. Leave the excess egg/water mixture in the small bowl as you only want the coated nuts to go into the spiced mixture.
- Mix well.
- On a cookie sheet lined with foil, spread the nut mixture out in a single layer.
- Place in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
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