The recipes for Christmas cookies are really endless; here are five delicious ideas to give as gifts…
What are the best recipes for Christmas cookies to prepare at home? As the most famous cookies now know them and find them all, today I present more details of the recipe that you can serve both at home and wrap up and give to friends and relatives. The books do not need an introduction and probably not even the snowflakes Ragusans that closely resemble the almond paste.
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Less famous but equally delicious mince pies that are the baskets stuffed with apple, dried fruit and spices, and then there are Kipferl of the lunettes which are delicate and soft and finally, the Nordic Spritz cookies that are absolutely fabulous.
Biscotti from Tuscany
- 500 g flour 00
- 200 g of shelled almonds
- 250 g of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 200 grams of butter
- Grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Put the flour in the mixer and add the cold butter cut into small pieces, knead with your fingertips so as to obtain a compound crumbled, then add sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
Mix all ingredients well and then add the almonds and knead to distribute throughout the dough. Form a ball and let rest in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Divide the dough into two parts, make the rolls and place them on parchment paper, then bake at 200°C for 20-25 minutes, then take the pan from the oven and with a sharp knife cut the roll sideways, then finish cooking for about 20 minutes but at 180°C.
- 175 grams of flour
- 100 grams of butter
- 30 ml of water
- 15 grams of sugar
- 2 apples
- 100 grams of brown sugar
- 100 grams of raisins
- 60 grams of walnuts
- 2 tablespoons of whiskey
- 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Prepare the base by mixing the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cold butter and then add a bit of water until you have a smooth and homogeneous. Then form a ball and let it rest me, Loretta. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
Peel the apples and cut into cubes little ones, then put them in a saucepan with sugar, cinnamon, raisins and other ingredients, then cook over low heat for about twenty minutes.
Roll out the dough, make small baskets in the molds for tartlets and folders, prick the bottom with a fork and then stuffed with a mixture of apple with the scraps of dough to make the stars and put them on. Cook the mince pies in a preheated oven at 190 ° C for 10-15 minutes.
- 35 g sugar
- 120 g butter at room temperature
- 140 grams of flour 00
- 60 grams of almond flour
- 1 vanilla pod
- Vanilla sugar
Cut lengthwise and remove the same as the vanilla seeds, then put them in a bowl with the sugar, flour and that of 00 almonds, add the cold butter cut into small pieces and mix everything well until you have a smooth mixture. Let the dough rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Flour a work surface and then put the mixture let the sausages about two inches thick and then Poggi Ali on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for ten minutes. Let the cookies cool and then pass in the vanilla sugar.
- 1 kg of peeled almonds
- 1 kg of sugar
- 240 grams of egg whites
- 2 sticks of vanilla
- 3 drops of bitter almond aroma (or 3-4 bitter almonds)
- Powdered sugar
Put the almonds in a food processor with the sugar and the vanilla seeds, blend everything well several times, until you have a smooth and without lumps.
Pour the mixture and stir into the egg whites, then add the essence of bitter almonds. Shape into balls and then roll them in powdered sugar, then place the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, then bake in a hot oven at 180 °C for 12 minutes. Let cool and serve.
- 190 gr butter
- 225 gr flour
- 75g icing sugar
- 1 vanilla berry
- 1 egg white
- 1 pinch fleur de sel
In a large bowl put the butter, icing sugar, vanilla seeds and fleur de sel, stir well with a whisk and then add the egg and finally the flour, mix until creamy and smooth and creamy. Put the mixture into a pastry bag with a star nozzle and let the “W” on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 160 °C for 10 minutes.
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