Christmas Biscotti – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

Christmas Biscotti - CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook Christmas Biscotti? INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 3⁄4 CUP SUGAR; 2 EGGS; 1 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT; 2 TSP. GRATED ORANGE ZEST; 2,25 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; 1,5 TSP. BAKING POWDER; 1⁄2 TSP. GROUND CLOVES; 1⁄4 TSP. SALT; 1 CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES; 2⁄3 CUP RAW PISTACHIO NUTS.   INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 325°F. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla extract, and orange zest until blended. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cloves, and salt. Add to…

Swiss Hazelnut Half-Moons – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

Swiss Hazelnut Half-Moons - CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook Swiss Hazelnut Half-Moons? INGREDIENTS: 1 VANILLA BEAN; 3⁄4 CUP PLUS 2 TBSP. BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE; 1 CUP FIRMLY PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR; 1⁄8 TSP. SALT; 3⁄4 TSP. GROUND CINNAMON; 1⁄2 TSP. GROUND CLOVES; 1 EGG YOLK; 2 TBSP. MILK; 1 CUP GROUND LIGHTLY TOASTED, SKINNED HAZELNUTS; 1,5 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR. CHOCOLATE GLAZE: 3 OZ. BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE; 1 OZ. UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE.   INSTRUCTIONS: Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds into a bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves and cream together until blended. Mix…

Coriander Shortbread Stars – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

Coriander Shortbread Stars - CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook Coriander Shortbread Stars? INGREDIENTS: 3 TSP. SHELLED CORIANDER SEEDS; 11⁄4 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; 1⁄3 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR; 1⁄2 CUP COLD UNSALTED; BUTTER, CUT INTO PIECES; POWDERED SUGAR FOR DUSTING. INSTRUCTIONS: Place coriander seeds in a spice grinder and grind finely. In a food processor or electric mixer, combine flour, granulated sugar, butter, and ground coriander. Process or mix until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to…

Viennese Marzipan Bells – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

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How to cook Viennese Marzipan Bells? INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE; 6 TBSP. ALMOND PASTE; 1⁄2 CUP SUGAR; 1 EGG YOLK; 1⁄2 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT; 1⁄4 TSP. ALMOND EXTRACT; 11⁄2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; MARZIPAN FILLING: 3⁄4 CUP ALMOND PASTE; 3 TBSP. UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE; 11⁄4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR; 2 TSP. LIGHT CORN SYRUP; 1⁄4 TSP. ALMOND EXTRACT; CHOCOLATE GLAZE: 6 OZ. BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE; 1 OZ. UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE; 1 TSP. VEGETABLE SHORTENING. INSTRUCTIONS: In a bowl, cream together butter, almond paste, and granulated sugar until fluffy.…

Almond Doves of Peace – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook Almond Doves of Peace? INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 CUP BLANCHED ALMONDS; 3⁄4 CUP SUGAR; 1 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE; 1 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT; 1⁄4 TSP. SALT; 2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; ABOUT 48 BLANCHED ALMOND HALVES; DECORATING SUGAR, SUCH AS DEMERARA OR SUGAR SPRINKLES. INSTRUCTIONS: In a food processor or blender, grind almonds finely with 1 tablespoon sugar. In the food processor or in a bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract, salt, flour, and nuts and…

Vanilla-Almond Crescents – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

Vanilla-Almond Crescents - CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook  Vanilla-Almond Crescents? INGREDIENTS: 2⁄3 CUP BLANCHED ALMONDS; 3⁄4 CUP POWDERED SUGAR; 1 VANILLA BEAN, SPLIT LENGTHWISE; 2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; DASH OF SALT; 3⁄4 CUP PLUS 2 TBSP. UNSALTED BUTTER, CUT INTO 1⁄2-INCH CHUNKS, CHILLED; 2 EGG YOLKS; 1 CUP VANILLA SUGAR. INSTRUCTIONS: In a food processor or blender, finely grind almonds with 2 tablespoons sugar and turn into a bowl. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them into the bowl. Place flour, remaining sugar, and salt in an electric mixer and mix briefly.…

Kourabiedes Christmas cookies recipe

Kourabiedes Christmas cookies recipe

Kourabiedes Christmas cookies. Kourabiedes Christmas cookies have a thick snowfall of powdered sugar. At Christmastime, it is typical to stud a whole clove in each to signify the spices brought by the magi to the Christ child. Ingredients: 1 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, 3 TBSP. POWDERED SUGAR, 1 EGG YOLK, 1⁄2 TSP. ALMOND EXTRACT, 1⁄8 TSP. SALT, 2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, 2⁄3 CUP GROUND, LIGHTLY TOASTED BLANCHED ALMONDS, 36 WHOLE CLOVES, POWDERED SUGAR FOR COATING. Directions:

Peppernuts Christmas cookie recipe

Peppernuts Christmas cookie recipe

Peppernuts Christmas cookie. Peppernuts Christmas cookie – spicy sweet the size of a hazelnut. Ingredients: 1⁄2 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, 1 CUP FIRMLY PACKED DARK BROWN SUGAR, 3 TBSP. HONEY, 1 EGG, 2 1⁄4 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, 1 TSP. BAKING POWDER, 1⁄2 TSP. BAKING SODA, 1⁄4 TSP. SALT, 1 TSP. GROUND CINNAMON, 1 TSP. GROUND CARDAMOM, 1⁄2 TSP. GROUND ALLSPICE, 1⁄2 TSP. GROUND CLOVES, 1⁄4 TSP. WHITE PEPPER, 1⁄2 CUP GROUND RAW ALMONDS OR SKINNED, TOASTED HAZELNUTS. COGNAC GLAZE: 1⁄2 CUP POWDERED SUGAR, 2 TSP. COGNAC. Directions:

Gingerbread Christmas cookie recipe

Gingerbread Christmas cookie recipe

Gingerbread Christmas cookie.     Ingredients: 1⁄2 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, 1⁄2 CUP SUGAR, 1 EGG, 1⁄2 CUP DARK MOLASSES, 1 TBSP. CIDER VINEGAR, 3 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, 3⁄4 TSP. BAKING SODA, 1⁄4 TSP. SALT, 2 TSP. GROUND GINGER, 1⁄2 TSP. GROUND CINNAMON, DECORATIONS: RED CINNAMON CANDIES, GREEN SUGAR, AND SILVER DRAGEES.   Directions:

Springerle – German Christmas cookie recipe

Springerle - Christmas cookie recipe

Springerle – German Christmas cookie. This centuries – old German Christmas cookie is stamped with a carved wooden mold to create an embossed design. Ingredients: 2 EGGS, 2 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR, 1,5 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, PLUS MORE FOR DUSTING, 1 TSP. BAKING POWDER, DASH SALT, ANISEED FOR COATING, BAKING SHEET. Directions: