Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Cooking 2

I am trying to add our favourite Christmas Cookies to our Christmas Preparation posts. Here is the next installments, Thank you to my good friend Marilyn for starting this ~
These two recipe's are 2 more of our all time favourites. ☺ ♥ ♥

We at least double the Sugar Cookies and 4X the Coffee Balls (these are very moreish)

Tasha Tudor's sugar cookies ♥ ♥
500g of butter
2 eggs
5 cups of plain flour
2 cups of sugar
a pinch of salt
1 tbs vanilla
1 tsp of baking soda dissolved in 3 tbs of milk

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with hands until a smooth dough is formed. No amount of mixing seems to bother it.Form into a ball, dust with flour and chill thoroughly before using. Then break into conveniently sized pieces, probably adding a bit more flour to each bit of dough to make it easier to handle, and roll out. Roll out as thin as possible dust with granulated sugar and nutmeg and cut into shapes. Bake until light brown in 350-degree oven (about 12 minutes). The recipe makes 5-6 dozen cookies. Ground almonds or nuts of any sort may be added to all or part of dough. The Tudors always add ground almonds to one batch which they cut with a flower-shaped cutter and place half a candied cherry on each. They are very pretty (says Tasha Tudor). The others are decorated with chocolate bits, melted and forced through a paper cornucopia. Cookies can be can be made far in advance and wrapped in foil or kept in tin boxes in a cool place.

3/4 cup of coconut
125 butter
1 3/4 cup of icing sugar
3/4 cup of rolled oats
1 dessertspoon of coffee (dissolved in small amount of of hot water)


Cream butter and sugar add oats, coconut and coffee. Roll into balls and refrigerate (or freeze) on tray. Melt 180g chocolate dip in balls and freeze.


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