Food for Soul

Our 7 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Our Top 7 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Edible Tree Ornaments
Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes, until
light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and beat 2 minutes, or until well blended. Form dough into
a ball; cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough into two pieces and return one to the
refrigerator.

On a lightly floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
Using cookie cutters, cut out assorted Christmas shapes and place on ungreased cookie
sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Remove to a
wire rack and cool completely.
Notes
Before baking, use a straw to make a hole at the top of each cookie that
you plan to hang up. (That’s where you’ll thread them with ribbon for
hanging on the tree.) Then sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.
If you’d like, frost the cooled cookies with a glaze made of 2 cups
confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and red or green food color

Carrot Cake
Ø Materials
· 4 eggs
· 1.5 cups sugar
· 1.5 glasses of milk
· ½ glass of oil
· 1 packet of baking powder
· 1 pack of vanilla
· 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
· margarine for mold lubrication
Ø For the cream on it;
· 2 tablespoons of corn starch
· 1 tea glass of sugar
· 2 glasses of milk
· Half a pack of vanilla
· 1 cup of grated carrot
· 1 glass of ground walnuts
· 3 glasses of flour
Operation steps:
· The mold is oiled and floured.
· Eggs break into a steel or glass whisk bowl. Adding sugar
Mix it with a mixer until it reaches a thick yogurt consistency.
26
· In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla.
· Put warm milk and oil on the beaten egg and mix it with a wooden spoon.
is mixed.
· Add the grated carrots and walnuts and mix again.
· Flour mixture is sifted and added to the liquid mixture.
It is mixed for a short time until a mixture is obtained.
· Pour the cake dough into the mold and spread it properly.
· Put it in a preheated 175-180 degree oven and cook for 40- 45 minutes.
· When it turns pink and feels like a sponge when pressed by hand,
It is taken and removed from the mold properly.
· Cream is prepared. For this;
o Corn starch and sugar are mixed in a pot,
o Cold milk is added slowly and mixed,
o It is put on the stove and mixed and cooked,
As soon as it is taken from the stove, it is poured over the cake.
· After the cream of the prepared cake is frozen, it is sliced ​​and served.
Carrot cake can be prepared without cream and powdered sugar can be sifted if desired.

Holiday Cherry Nut Logs
Ingredients
1 (12-ounce) package vanilla wafer
cookies, crushed
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino cherries,
drained and chopped
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened
condensed milk
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except confectioners’ sugar; mix well.
  2. Form mixture into 4 equal-size logs.
  3. Place confectioners’ sugar in a shallow dish and roll logs in sugar, coating completely.
  4. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, or until firm.
  5. Slice just before serving

Macadamia Nut Balls
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely
chopped
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat flour, butter, oats, granulated sugar, and vanilla until a dough forms.
    Stir in nuts; mix well then roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking
    sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden.
  4. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool 10 minutes before rolling in confectioners’ sugar,
    coating completely.

Chocolate-Kissed Italian Biscotti
Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon anise extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray.
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, and anise; mix well and, using
your hands, work dough until it forms a ball. Work in walnuts until well combined then place
half dough on one baking sheet and form into a 2- x 12-inch loaf about 1-inch high. Repeat
with remaining dough on second baking sheet.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and light golden. Remove from oven and reduce heat to
325 degrees F.
Allow loaves to cool 5 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and place cut-side
down on baking sheets.
Bake 15 minutes then turn cookies over and bake an additional 15
minutes, or until very crisp. When cookies are cool, in a microwaveable
bowl, melt chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in microwave 1 to 1-1/2
minutes, stirring occasionally until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti and allow
chocolate to harden.

Butterscotch People
Ingredients
1 (11-ounce) package butterscotchflavored chips
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
5 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra
1 1/3 cups firmly packed light brown
sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 egg
3 tablespoons miniature semisweet
chocolate chips
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt butterscotch chips and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring continuously. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg; mix well. Add slightly cooled
    butterscotch mixture and beat until well blended (dough will be crumbly).
  4. Shape into a ball and on a lightly floured cutting board with a floured rolling pin, roll dough
    out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using boy and girl cookie cutters, cut out cookies and place on ungreased rimmed baking sheets. Decorate with chocolate
    chips for eyes and mouths, and use three chocolate chips for buttons on
    boys.
  5. For soft cookies, bake 6 minutes; for crisp cookies, bake 8 minutes.
    Notes If you want to hang these as Christmas ornaments, make
    a hole at the top of each cookie with a straw before baking.
    Bake them crisp and then thread ribbon or string through
    holes so they’ll be ready for hanging.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Macaroons

Ingredients

14 ounces sweetened shredded
coconut
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened
condensed milk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (12-ounce) package mini chocolate
chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spoon heaping tablespoons of mixture onto
    prepared baking sheets.
  2. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until light golden.
  3. izvor net

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: