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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Playing With Fire

I just baked some Yule/Christmas cookies. Figured playing with fire was safer than trying to get pictures of the snow.

These cookies turned out awesome! Light, flaky, not too sweet.
They are a variation on a Russian Tea Cake, one of my favorites.

For those that want to give them a try they go something like this:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 1/2 cps butter
1 tbs vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cp powdered sugar

Beat with mixer until light and fluffy.

Stir in:
3 cps flour
1/2 cp finely chopped nuts (walnut or pecan)
And, my touch, 1 bag of cinnamon chips

measure out 1 level tbs of dough and form into ball, place on cookie sheet.
keep doing this until you rip your hair out or run out of cookie dough.
bake until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Sprinkle hot cookies with powdered sugar using sifter.
Leave on cookie sheet until completely cool.
Store in airtight container if there are any left at this point.
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