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(english) Christmas relaxing_cookies

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Last week playing with the iPad with my son we found an App with cookies recipes from Martha Stewart, we have chosen one and we made some cookies straight away:

MEXICAN HOT-CHOCOLATE COOKIES

They are delicious and very easy to preparare. There is a very good cookies section in her page. There are videos really interesting with ingredients and instructions.Just follow the link above if want know more.

The other night we made more cookies🙂

MARASCHINO CHERRY BITES
(I found the recipe into a magazine)

Ingredients:
220 g jar maraschino cherries with sterns, drained
1/2 cup walnuts (I put almonds)
125 g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla beat paste
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour
icing sugar mixture, to decorate

Dry cherries with absorbent kitchen paper. Place nuts in a food processor, process until fine crumbs form.
Beat butter, sugar and paste of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add sifted flour and nuts. Form a dough. Transfer dough to a floured surface, knead until smooth. Roll 2 tsp of dough into a ball. Place ball in the palm of your hand and flatten to the size of a 50c coin using your thumb, place  one cherry in the centre. Mould dough around the cherry leaving stern exposed. Repeat with remaining dough and cheries.

Place on two oven trays lined with baking paper
Preheat the oven to 160 C (320 F)  and cook for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Place tray on a wire rack to cool.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.
…..And so  I had a wonderful idea for Christmas gifts: decorated personalized cookies for your friends choosing  a special ingredient according their character: for your sensual friends bitter chocolate biscuits with a soft hazelnut cream, intense flavor. For those who like  simple  but refined things pastry with jam and philadelphia mousse. Biscuits with chocolate and nuts for the sportsman friend: a real bundle of energy. Paprika and cocoa for the romantic and passionate. For the sweet mood cinnamon, ginger for the brave and for those who love intense flavors biscuits with coffee or mint and chocolate. And if you want something unusual but with a  delicate taste try the cookies with maraschino cherries!
But be careful to not exaggerate 😉

What biscuit are you?Let out your creativity and fantasy and let you be seduced by some unusual taste.

40 thoughts on “(english) Christmas relaxing_cookies

  1. Dear Anto,

    you have got me into bread baking and now tempting me to bake cookies. I am afraid I may not be up to it🙂 Can I just buy from you. They all look so good. I can almost taste them here.

    Danny

  2. The cookies looks wonderful! I am going to start my baking. It will be too much for my husband and me to eat. I do not bake too much – but do enjoy it around Christmas!

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