Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Biscuit Recipes!!!!

Well, I FINALLY got the biscuit recipes from my mum! YAY MUM.

I will post my bday pics tomorrow :)

Don't forget to get baking gear ready and make your stollen!

Shortbread Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
3 tblespoons icing sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tblespoon brandy
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1tspoon baking powder

whole cloves
2cups icing sugar

1 Melt butter until sediment is golden brown. (do not burn)
2 Pour oiled butter into mixing bowl, leaving sediment in pan.
3 When butter has solidified add 1st quantity of icing sugar & beat until
light & fluffy.
4 Add egg yolk & brandy & beat well.
5 Stir in almonds.
6 Sift flour & baking powder & mix lightly into butter mixture.
7 Break off pieces (walnut size) & shape into balls or crescents & insert a
clove into centre if desired.
8 Place on ungreased oven tray & bake in a moderate oven for 15-20mins until
lightly coloured.
9 Cool for 10mins.
10 Sift icing sugar onto waxed paper & lift warm cookies onto this.
11 Sift more icing sugar over cookies.
12 Seal & store 2 days to improve flavour..
Note melting & browning butter in initial step may be omitted, but it gives
great flavour.

Greek Sesame Cookies
1 cup butter
1&1/2 cups castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs
5 cups plain flour
3 tsp bakiing powder
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup sesame seeds &/or other flavourings/decorations such as whole
almonds 1/2 almonds, glace cherries coloured sugars etc

Cream butter & sugar with vanilla.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating in well.
Sift dry ingredients & stir into creamed mixture to form a soft dough.
If mixture to sticky then chill in fridge for a while.
Mould into desired shapes, for sesame coookies shape pieces of dough into
pencil shapes then roll in sesame seeds & form into rings or coils .Roll &
use cookie cutters & decorate or form into balls, flatten with a fork and
place a nut on top.
Bake on greased baking trays in a moderate oven for 15-20mins until golden
place a nut on top.
Bake on greased baking trays in a moderate oven for 15-20mis until golden


Anonymous said...

Thanks Clare, seems like a perfect day for making cookies too! Hooray for projects:D 

Posted by KT

Anonymous said...

Those sesame cookies sound good--I've never made anything like them. Thanks, Clare's mom! 

Posted by amy

Anonymous said...

hi clare, i know these will be fantastic; can just imagine what they will taste like even without any pictures! 

Posted by J

Anonymous said...

HA ! I was a lucky recipient of those christmas biscuits and I have to say that they were goood !! Thanks Clare... with a friend like you, I won't need to bake any biscuits coz I know you'll always make me some ;) 

Posted by Rachel

Anonymous said...

Have you made the biscuts? I would love to know your opinion!

Hi Amy

You have no idea how wrong you might be soon :P

Hi J

If you look at the stollen post I think all your questions might be answered!

Hi Rachel
Well anytime you ask :)... BUT it would be easier if ou moved CLOSER!!! 

Posted by clare eats

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