Celebrations with Christmas Cookies

January 20th 2013

Christmas celebrations and cookies go hand in hand!!! Yummy Christmas cookies are one of the most popular confectionery items. Though cookies can be bought ready made, but for people like me who love baking and decorating, there is nothing better than homemade cookies …..they are simply fun to make as well as fun to eat. You can even send these cookies to your near and dear ones as Christmas gifts. Just imagine the smile on their faces when they will see a Christmas gift basket filled with mouth watering homemade cookies…isn’t it simply wow :)

Fruit wreaths cookies are a craze these days. My kids simply love gorging on them. It’s very easy to prepare and is not at all time consuming.

Fruit Wreaths

Serves around 25 -27 plates

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cup butter-flavored shortening (any brand but I prefer Crisco)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries.

Recipe: To begin with mix the shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the egg yolks and almond extract until well blended. Gradually pour in the flour and blend. Stir in the almonds and candied fruit. Make walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll them into pencil-thin ropes. Shape the ropes into wreaths on a greased baking sheet. Then, bake the cookies in an oven preheated to 325 F for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cookies turn slightly golden.

So, keep serving them and share the spirit of Christmas with us. If you have some other mouth watering recipes for Christmas then feel free to share it with us ….Merry Christmas :)

luv ya'll!!

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