RECIPE: Tasty Holiday Fruit Cookies
My sister sent me a recipe the other day suggtesting that I use it for my upcoming Christmas get together. It was a recipe for Holiday cookies. I tried the recipe and was very impressed, not only at the taste but also at how simple they were considering the outcome. Anyway, the recipe was from a small blog called Living the Gourmet at livingthegourmet.blogspot.com
1 stick butter (softened)
3 cups flour
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1 orange
1 cup sugar
Â½ baking soda
Â½ tsp nutmeg
1 cup butter milk
1 tsp orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Favorite jam or preserve.
Preheat oven 375 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients, flour, nutmeg, sugar, and baking soda.
In separate bowl combine wet ingredients, buttermilk, butter, lemon juice, vanilla, egg, orange juice, and zests. Mix.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Mold into ball and pat with flour. Wrap in kitchen towel and put in refrigerator over night.
Cut into four pieces, take one piece and place remaining pieces back in refrigerator. Mold piece into ball, flour surface of work area, and roll out not too thin. Cut out circles (using cap of 30-ounce mayonnaise jar is perfect for cutting circles).
Place circles on non-stick cookie sheet. Fill middle of circles with about Â¼ teaspoon jam, then pinch closed.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar.
HOpe you like it, I know I do.