December 10, 2010

Food Friday: Cookies

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Christmas Cookies

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I'm a bit Christmas-y lately and baked shortbread cookies adding two of my favorite Christmas goodie ingredients, candied cherries and golden raisins. I baked the paciencia with red and green swirls, the recipe will be on a future post.

Cherry Sultana Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped red candied cherries
½ cup green candies cherries
½ cup coarsely chopped sultanas (golden raisins)
3 tablespoons cherry brandy
  • Soak sultanas in brandy for 1 hour. Drain, reserving the brandy, then toss them in 1 tablespoon of the flour. Set aside. Whisk together the rest of the flour, tapioca flour, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed until softened. Gradually add sugar and beat on medium-high until fluffy. Add milk and reserved cherry brandy and beat on low for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until well incorporated. Stir in cherries and golden raisins.
  • Shape into two 9 inch-long logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut the logs into ¼ inch-thick slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart and bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned. Remove from baking sheets and let cookies cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

7 comments:

maiylah said...

the cookies does look Christmas-y!perfect as gifts (whether for Christmas, or not)!

ps. naunahan pala kita sa template... hehe. ;)

Gizelle said...

kulay pa lang ang sarap na...I love shortbreads...they are too costly here.

P.S. Amazon says shipping for 2 cast iron plates would be 8,40$ (they cost 29$) :)saw them at a Japanese store here and 1 costs 20euros (26$) :( I need 6!

Jay-agent112778 said...

the colors makes it more yummy

here's my FOOD FRIDAY entry

Midge said...

Those cherry cookies look like miniature parols - they look so Christmasy!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

They look like jellies! :D

Joy said...

Ohh good job. I love these cookies.

oggi said...

Hi all, thanks. Red and green cherries make everything festive.:)

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