Cookies · gluten-free

Raspberry-Hazelnut Macaroons (Haselnussmakronen)

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I will not take credit for this awesome recipe.  I read it in Food and Wine magazine and I knew I had to make it.  Granted this is more of a Christmas Cookie, I say yumminess is allowed all year round.  Also, it is snowing outside so I can pretend that it is the holidays !

Enjoy

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/haselnussmakronen

Breakfast · Cookies

Almond Butter Oatmeal cookies

A 5 ingredient wonder ! This is cookie is rich and moist and guilt-free ! So here goes !

Mix the following in a bowl:

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 honey

1/4 crunchy almond butter (use smooth if you like)

2 eggs

2 tsp of ground cinnamon

Drop batter to form cookies, I made 5 large cookies for breakfast, you could get a dozen small cookies.

Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy with coffee or a cold glass of  milk !

Classics · Cookies

French Macarons

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Ingredients

  • For the Macarons

    • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 3/4 cup almond flour
    • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
    • Pinch of cream of tartar
    • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
    • Seedless raspberry jam and melted chocolate, mixed for the filling
  1. Pulse confectioners’ sugar and almond flour in a food processor until combined. Sift mixture 2 times.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk whites with a mixer on medium speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar, and whisk until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to low, then add superfine sugar. Increase speed to high, and whisk until stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. Sift flour mixture over whites, and fold until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  3. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip, and pipe 3/4-inch rounds 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets, dragging pastry tip to the side of rounds rather than forming peaks. Tap bottom of each sheet on work surface to release trapped air. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake 1 sheet at a time, rotating halfway through, until macarons are crisp and firm, about 10 minutes. After each batch, increase oven temperature to 375 degrees, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325 degrees.
  4. Let macarons cool on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. (If macarons stick, spray water underneath parchment on hot sheet. The steam will help release macarons.)
  5. Sandwich 2 same-size macarons with 1 teaspoon filling. Serve immediately, or stack between layers of parchment, wrap in plastic, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Cookies

Maple Almond Butter cookies–Christmas Cookies #12

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  •         1  cup natural creamy almond butter
  •        3/4  cup maple syrup
  •         6  tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  •         2  teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  •         2   eggs
  •         3  cups whole wheat pastry flour
  •         1 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  •         1/2  teaspoon fine sea salt
  •         1/2  cup turbinado sugar

In a large bowl, beat almond butter, maple syrup, butter, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy, about 1 minute. Add flour, baking soda and salt, and beat again, just until combined.

Transfer a third of the dough to a large piece of wax paper and shape into a 10-inch log. Roll up snugly, twisting the ends like a piece of candy. Repeat with remaining dough, making 3 logs total. Chill until firm, 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread turbinado sugar in a shallow bowl. Working with one log at a time, cut dough crosswise into 12 rounds, press 1 side of each round into the sugar and arrange on a large, parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, sugar-side up, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes, and then set aside to let cool completely.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Cookies

Cookies & Cream Cookie Recipe–Christmas Cookies #11

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1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 package Cookies n’Creme pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
10 Oreos, chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugars.
Stir in pudding mix.
Add eggs and vanilla to cream mixture.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt into mixture.
Chop ten oreos into small pieces.
Add chopped Oreo’s and white chocolate chips to dough.
Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

Cookies

Tangerine Butter Cookies–Christmas Cookies #10

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Yield: 84 cookies
Prep 45 mins Bake 350°F 9 mins per batch

Ingredients
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons finely shredded tangerine peel or orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange extract
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white cornmeal
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
Directions
1. In a very large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar, the baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, tangerine peel, vanilla, and orange extract until combined. Gradually beat in oil until smooth. Beat in cornmeal. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. If necessary, cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using a wooden skewer or toothpick, press an “X” into each ball of dough.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned. While warm, lightly press again with wooden skewer to make deeper “X” indentations. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Makes 84 cookies.