Food that's FUN to eat is at the top of my list over the holidays. Okay, I'll admit that cookies dominate the list, but these fruity treats are close runner ups. STRAWBERRIES dipped in 'candiquik' (I actually like this better than white chocolate) and green sugar. ORANGE JUICE made fresh from fruits sent to me by a good friend in Florida. The best tasting ones are those with the ugly, brownish peels. I can see why they wouldn't be very marketable in the grocery store, but they sure make great juice!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Spumoni (or 'Neopolitan') Cookies
Today...rainy and cold. PERFECT for baking Christmas cookies.
This is a favorite recipe. I'm making these to hand out at a nursing home tomorrow. Lots of fun to make...more fun to eat! Sometimes I keep the green dough white and call 'em Neopolitans!
NOTE: Chill dough overnite
375º bake 9 minutes
1 Cup Butter
1 ¼ Cup Sugar
1 teas. Vanilla
2 ½ Cups sifted Flour
1 ½ teas. Baking Powder
¼ teas. Salt
a) ¼ cup chopped maraschino cherries mixed with 1 heaping TBLS. flour
b) ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (green dye optional)
c) 1 melted square unsweetened chocolate
Mix ingredients, divide dough onto three equal parts. Mix each with a, b, c.. Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil large enough to cover bottom, sides and fold over top. Press dough into lined loaf pan one layer at a time. Fold foil over top and chill overnite. Cut lengthwise. Cut the two long pieces into 1/3 “ slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated 375 oven for about 9 minutes. Do not overbake.
Posted by The Skillful Bee at 2:59 PM