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.


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

Unknown said...

Ohh good job. I love these cookies.

Oggi said...

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

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