Christmas Cookies

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Postby tristar » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:50 pm

NCPaul wrote:I posted a recipe here that should be very good with liver sausage.

http://forum.sausagemaking.org/viewtopic.php?t=6352

Several have found it easier to roll the crackers out then cut them. Maybe a bit of carmelized onion on top of the liver sausage? :D


Or a sweet spicy chutney made with Sauternes and raisins. :D
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Sweets & Cookies

Postby covlocks » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:25 pm

I had a very sucessful time this year with my cookies and sweets.

It took quite a bit of recipe adaptation but I added Marshmallow, Turkish Delight, 3 different types of fudge, Nougat, and Honeycomb to my achieved list, and it was easy.

After playing with sugar work, baskets, sugar glass, pig tails etc, which I found, after getting the knack of judging the readiness of the sugar, remarkably easy, I decided to attempt some sweets. I was suprised how easy it was, and after adapting some recipes from the american web sites, the sweets were very popular with guests, their children, and of course myself, which at this point I must admit I have been on a sugar "high" for a few weeks. Dont think I have slept for ages.

Anyway, could it be another area for the forum? Sweets and Cookies recipes...............
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Postby NCPaul » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:35 pm

A lot of people don't like fruit cake; that might change if more people tried this one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/free-range-fruitcake-recipe/index.html

It uses dried fruit that is reconsituted with rum - yum. :D

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Postby NCPaul » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:51 pm

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

from Cook's Illustrated

1 c AP flour
1/3 c cocao powder
1/4 t salt
8 T unsalted butter
2/3 c sugar
1 lg egg seperated, plus 1 egg white
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
1 c pecans chopped
14 soft carmels
3 T heavy cream

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To get detailed instructions, one has to order the recipe here:

http://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/detail/17808

Worth it in this case.
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Postby NCPaul » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

also from Cook's Illustrated

4 T unsalted butter
6 T light brown sugar
1/4 c dark corn syrup
2 t vanilla extract
1/4 c AP flour
1 1/2 t heavy cream
1/2 c quick cooking oats
@ 350F

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Pretty good lace effect.
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Postby NCPaul » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:05 pm

Candied Orange Peels

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I explained my process here:

viewtopic.php?t=7822

Dip in dark chocolate and you make a great treat from using just sugar, water, orange peels and chocolate. :D
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Postby wheels » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Superb post, I'd forgotten the previous one - I meant to try them. Thanks, I'll make sure that I try them this time.

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Postby SweetCharly » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:09 pm

I think I'll be trying these "Christmas" cookies for Easter :lol: I hope I'll be able to refine my skills after attending my course. So many great ideas here to try out!
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Postby salumi512 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:10 pm

You can watch Jacques Pepin make candied grapefruit rind and grapefruit supreme in this episode of More Fast Food My Way

http://www.kqed.org/w/morefastfoodmyway/episode221.html

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Postby wheels » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:46 pm

Isn't he great - I could listen to him all day.

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Postby mitchamus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:58 pm

wow those look awesome...

although my Swedish Dream goes a little different to that... :wink:
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Postby NCPaul » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:12 am

It's that time again. :D
This is the recipe page I use (same on the back side)
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My wife offered to re-type it but decided that it had a certain charm to it. Not only is it used to make cookies, but it looks like is has been actively involved. I sent a copy to my sister and she complained that it only had the ingredients and the oven temperature listed without any instructions. I told her to write under each recipe, "make usual way". :D
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Postby NCPaul » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:19 am

Dagmars Danish Butter Cookies

1 Egg
1/2 # Butter
2 2/3 c. AP Flour
2/3 c. Sugar
1 t Vanilla
Make usual way.
Bake at 350F

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Postby NCPaul » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:32 am

I made three sandwich cookies this year, which I am generally reluctant to do because it doubles the work. The first was Thomas Keller's "Better Nutters" from his Bouchon Bakery cookbook (ISBN 978-1-57965-435-1). The recipe can be easily found on the internet. If you want to roll and cut the cookies, you will need to increase the flour from the amount he uses to make drop cookies (both versions are good). The filling is piped peanut butter and butter cream.

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Postby NCPaul » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:43 am

Hazelnut-Mocha Sandwiches
From Cook's Illustrated

2 1/2 c AP Flour
1 c Hazelnuts, toasted and ground fine
1 c Sugar
1/4 t Salt
16 T Unsalted butter
2 t Vanilla extract
2 T Cream cheese
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1/2 c Heavy cream
1 t Instant coffee
12 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped

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