Almond-Praline Wafers – CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

Almond-Praline Wafers - CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE

How to cook Almond-Praline Wafers? INGREDIENTS: 1⁄3 CUP SUGAR; 1⁄3 CUP FINELY CHOPPED TOASTED RAW ALMONDS; 3⁄4 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE; 1⁄2 CUP SUGAR; 1⁄2 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT; 1,25 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR; 1⁄2 TSP. BAKING POWDER; 1 TBSP. AMARETTO OR WATER. INSTRUCTIONS: To make praline, place a small, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sugar and shake the pan until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Add almonds and shake to coat. Turn out onto a sheet of buttered aluminum foil and let cool. Break into pieces, then whirl…

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.…

Sandwiches with egg pate and avocado- QUICK BREAKFAST IDEA

Sandwiches with egg pate and avocado

How to cook Sandwiches with egg pate and avocado? INGREDIENTS: 4 hard-boiled eggs, 100 g natural yogurt, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp sugar or honey, 1 avocado, 2 hamburger buns or 4 slices of bread, 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, 2 small pickled cucumber or 2 tsp capers (optional), 4-6 leaves of green salad (optional), salt, ground black pepper to taste. INSTRUCTIONS: Eggs finely chop or grate on a coarse grater. Gherkins (or capers), if you use them, finely slice. Mix the yogurt with lemon juice,…

Baked eggs – quick breakfast idea

Baked eggs - quick breakfast idea

How to cook Baked eggs ?   Ingredients: 2 eggs 5-6 medium-sized mushrooms 4 tbsp milk or cream 80 g grated cheese 4 tbsp chopped boiled chicken 1 tbsp chopped fresh greens 1 tbsp vegetable oil salt, ground black pepper to taste Instructions: 1. Mushrooms cut into pieces, mix with chicken meat and a half cheese, salt and pepper to taste. 2. Portions molds for baking grease with oil, in each place equal amount of mushroom with the chicken, pour each portion 1 tablespoon of milk or cream. In each mold…

Poached eggs – quick breakfast idea

Poached eggs - quick breakfast idea

How to cook Poached eggs? Poached Eggs are great for Breakfast — eggs contain many healthy and nutritious substances and help to maintain a feeling of satiety for a long time. One of my favorite choices of cooking poached eggs. Cook it very simple, the main condition — the eggs should be very fresh (stale egg protein during cooking it will spread). Ingredients: 2 eggs 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 cherry tomato salt, ground black pepper, to taste Instructions: 1. In a saucepan boil 1…