Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yum - Holiday Baking

A holiday season favourite!

1-1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg yolk beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp clementine zest
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp clementine juice
1/2 cup chocolate melted (semisweet)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
silver sanding sugar (optional)

Mixing Instructions:

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and zest and set aside.
Cream the butter with the sugar until well blended. Stir in egg yolk, clementine juice and vanilla. Add in dry ingredients andmix to make a soft dough. Chill until dough is firm.
On a lightly floured board, roll out cold dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into fancy cookie shapes. The size of the cookie cutter will determine the amount of cookies you will get.

When cookies have cooled you can dip them in the melted chocolate. Chocolate should be melted in a double boiler to avoid scorching from direct heat. Once dipped you can then sprinkle some sanding sugar on them while chocolate is still soft.
Let chocolate cool throughly. Enjoy!

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 8-10 minutes on cookie sheets that have been lightly greased or lined with parchment paper.

Cool on racks.


You can find the recipe on my website under IN THE PANTRY where you can print the recipe. I'll be adding some more in the upcoming days. It is the start of Holiday baking!

1 comment:

moosecraft said...

Oh YUM! They sound delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!