Nimkies (The Pacific Island Way)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla extract until a dough forms. If desired, stir in the chopped nuts.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls, about the size of a walnut. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and press them down slightly to flatten.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Nimkies are ready to serve.

Note: Nimkies are a type of shortbread cookie, so you can customize the recipe with different extract like almond or lemon, or you can add some chocolate chips or cocoa powder to make it a chocolate version.


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