What are your treasured homemade treats of the holiday season? Our teamies shared some of their favorites and also some items from their shops related to holiday baking, cooking, candy-making, or eating!!
This recipe is a family favorite! Makes a great hostess gift too!
1 egg white
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 dash vanilla extract
4 cups whole pecans
Preheat over to 275 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Beat egg white until stiff. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Mix in pecans and stir until coated. Pour nuts onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake until browned, about 10-15 min.
Store in a tin to keep fresh.
My friend gave me this recipe several years ago. These are simple hazelnut butter cookies but they taste so good. We bake them every Christmas since then.
Here is a recipe or if you’d like to see the full version with photographs please visit my blog socksandmittens.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-butter-cookies.html
Hazelnut butter cookies:
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 tea-spoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped hazelnuts
Powdered sugar for dusting
Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, flour and salt. Fold in nuts. Knead a dough to make it smooth. Place the dough ball in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 350’F. Line the baking sheet with foil. If your dough is too hard cut it with knife to form a strips and then cut it to even pieces. Roll the pieces into balls about the same size and place on ungreased foil about 1″ apart.
Bake at 350’F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Let them cool completely and dust them with the powdered sugar.
One item from my second shop related to baking is this vintage glass rolling-pin.
Cheese biscuits are a favourite between courses in my house. I think the clean the palate in preparation for the next delicious dish.
1 Cup plain flour
2 tablespoons self-raising flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
125 gram butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
20 gram blue cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup parmesan extra
Preheat oven to 200C / 400F
place flours curry powder and butter in a food processor till crumbly
Stir in cheeses
Bring mixture together into a ball
Roll into a log. Chill for 1 hr
Cut 5 mm slices and arrange on tray lined with baking paper leaving room between.
Sprinkle with extra cheese.
Bake for 15 min
Here is something to serve them on.
We love to make homemade gifts for Christmas and include the recipes! This gorgeous Angel Shortbread mold is perfect for making shortbread or cookies to give as gifts AND it comes with its own recipe book! Whether you make your own gift or want to give a gift to someone who likes to bake – this is the perfect Holiday themed present!
Many thanks for all the great shares! Happy Noshing & Holidays, Everyone!
Until Next Time,