One of the recipes we have consistently made is Almond Logs. My Mom made all of it, including fruitcake with wine or brandy. Your new favorite bar cookie is packed with bright, sweet maraschino cherries. Toss in 2 T. maraschino cherry juice and shake until coconut is pink. That bowl even had grooves in it from chopping lots and lots of nuts. Since I cherish the traditions of my Danish heritage, I have taught my children and grandchildren how to make this Danish Christmas cookie. Order Online. In separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. My mother learned to make this Christmas cookie as a child in Denmark. In my family, however, we call these cookies the “tartar sauce cookies.”. It was fun to see the frosting go from pink to red, from pale green or blue to darker. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Success in extruding the dough is based on chilling it until it is just firm enough to be extruded. 2. We bake my grandma’s recipes below every year, and the Russian tea cakes are a personal favorite. Maraschino Cherry Butter Cookies. Cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degrees (hard crack stage). Put flour, cardamom, baking powder and salt in a bowl, stir and set aside. My family makes these cookies every holiday season. Make balls of about 1 inch. Sugars and frosting are abundant! Chill for up to an hour. Maybe I’d better practice on a couple of batches before they come again. The batter will be thick. Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula. Cream 1 cup unsalted softened butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, mix in vanilla. Step 5. Pour into pan. salt Every year at Christmas, I make almond press cookies with maraschino cherries on top. I get many compliments on my roll out cookies, mostly because of the easy, glossy, almondy frosting. Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar. Decorate with red/green/multicolored holiday sprinkles. My German, Hungarian and French-Canadian grandparents made tourquere, butterhorns and spritz. It’s easy to make the cookies ahead, freeze them and then frost a day or two before serving. Divide dough in three parts, roll into three logs. Cookie Day usually lasts 8-10 hours, or until finished, with breaks for lunch, sampling, and laughter. Daughter Mary’s kitchen and adjacent areas are set up for mixing, rolling, cutting, decorating, baking, cooling and stacking. Stir in shortening and blend well until smooth and easy to dip cookies into without breaking. In addition to folding in those sweet maraschino cherries, we reserved their juice to sweeten up the dough with even more cherry flavor! Let glaze air dry before storing. You missed the bowl? Chill the dough for one hour. 1. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill at least three hours. Place 1/2 of a maraschino cherry or a walnut half on top of each cookie. round cookie cutter that has scalloped edge. Roll in sugar and finely chopped nuts mixture. Remove from the heat and quickly stir in baking soda. Try to remove as much moisture from the cherries as you can by placing them between paper towels and pressing gently. It was a wonderful accident, every year. Never had a need to freeze any cookies. Like a chemistry experiment. Makes up to 4 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutters. Frosting should be easy to spread and run just to the edge of cooled cookies. But keep your memories top of mind, and be sure to take lots of pictures while making cookies this year. Heat oven to 375°. Stir together sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. This is the fifth year that we have asked Eat readers to reminisce about holiday cookie-making, and as always, we were inundated with great stories, photos and recipes. She always has made so much out of next to nothing, a trait I wish I could have inherited as an adult and mother of three. Add vanilla extract and pinch of salt and mix some more. The original recipe calls for rolling the dough into individual logs by hand. Heat oven to 350 degrees. The only modification we have made is in the process. This is now officially a Pioneer Press holiday tradition. Add butter; pulse 10 or 20 times, until butter and flour are well combined. ... 24 maraschino cherries; Glaze. Everyone helps, even the youngest, unwrapping kisses or sprinkling sugars. Blend thoroughly and add the vanilla extract. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Form the dough into the log and press it well or it will crumble when you slice the cookies (the log should be about 2 inch thick) Wrap it in the plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hour. Jess Fleming has been with the Pioneer Press since 1999, and has been covering the Eat beat since 2012. DIRECTIONS. Place coconut in a large zip lock bag. Cream together sugars, oil and butter. Our favorite cookie was the cherry slices. Store in an airtight container. Tradition plays a major role in the annual Cookie Day for Virginia Shepherd of White Bear Township, her daughter Mary Pucel and her sister Kathy Ames of St. Anthony, and her granddaughter Emma Frazee of New Brighton. 2/3 to ¾ cup finely chopped maraschino cherries (from 10-12 ounce jar)* ¾ cup finely chopped Private Selection White Chocolate Chips* Glaze: Melt chocolate chips over low heat. This is the story: Many years ago, my husband, being so helpful in the busy Christmas season, offered to make the dough for these cookies, while I went Christmas shopping. Bake at 350 degrees 10 minutes or until golden brown. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Work in a little more flour at a time until the dough is less sticky. Line baking trays with parchment paper. I hope you enjoy my favorite!!!! Growing up in the 70’s I was blessed enough to live across the street from my Nona and Papa, and two miles away from my grandma and grandpa. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the egg and mix well. Press 1 maraschino cherry on top of each cookie. My Italian Nona made ciambellas, ribbons, sweet Easter bread and date-filled cucidati cookies. Decorate with powdered sugar icing, colored sugar or other edible baubles. When I got home, cookie dough all made, I noticed a jar of tartar sauce on the kitchen counter. Spread evenly over the bars. Cut with. Drain on paper towels. Flatten each ball gently with the tines of fork. Roll the balls in sugar, then place them on parchment-lined cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. These cookies are called Melt Aways because they really do melt in your mouth. She knew how to entertain with flair and finesse. Bake at 375 degrees about 11 minutes. Our goal with article comments is to provide a space for civil, informative and constructive conversations. Before covering food and lifestyle, she has previously covered government and public safety. Mix at a lower speed for a few minutes to get a fine dough. In his defense, he said, “I even asked the lady at the store for cream of tartar, and she directed me to the tartar sauce!”. My grandpa would always let a pan of cookies get a little too brown on purpose. Theyâre made with Maraschino Cherries which give them the cherry flavor and pink color, all topped with a milk chocolate Hersheyâs Kiss! 2 cups candied cherries, 1 cup red and 1 cup green, cut in half. Itâs not unusual to see holiday cookies topped with a colorful bit of maraschino cherry. As I laid in my 10 pounds of flour and sugar, dug out my cookie cutters, I was imagining cooling racks of decorated cut-out cookies, which my littlest grandkids — Nicholas, age 11 and Allie, age 5 years — and I would triumphantly present to their parents and their grandpa. We had a good laugh over this “new” ingredient! When it is cool, break into bite size pieces. Do not over cook. Sprinkle a little additional sugar on each cookie. Remove to â¦ Nancy Ngo is a Minnesota native who grew up reading the Pioneer Press, so it’s fitting that she would one day work for them. Favorites include the traditional spritz, Russian tea cakes, peanut butter kiss and roll outs. Yum! You can pour the cups of flour into the bowl. Cut 18 maraschino cherries in half. Combine flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt in a food processor, and pulse once or twice. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Everyone takes a share of the bounty to use all during the holidays. I was fortunate enough to inherit her Swedish tea set, her sterling tea spoons and her recipe boxes, which I treasure. Mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg yolk. Space cookies about 2 inches apart. We mixed up a double batch of 14 different kinds of cookies — baked them and decorated them all in one day. Add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Make sure you have plenty of flour on the surface, the top of the dough, the rolling pin and the cookie cutters. * Aunt Ebba used cardamom seeds she crushed with a mortar and pestle. The little ones love to put the pieces of cherry on each cookie and sprinkle on the sugar. Step 4. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on your lightly buttered cookie sheet. Remove cookies to cooling rack. These cookies were a family favorite at Christmas time. Cream margarine with sugar. Dip cookies in melted white chocolate for an extra pretty presentation. I started my grandkids as soon as they could follow directions, at about age 2: “Sit here on the counter. Bake at 325 degrees. A half-moon-shaped almond cookie dipped in chocolate and finished with a maraschino cherry on top. Her cookies were buttery and her finger sandwiches, a picture of perfection. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes. Add the remaining milk a little at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition, until dough holds together in a sticky mass. The only thing better than ice cream with a cherry on top is ice cream with a chocolate covered cherry on top! Roll into 1 inch balls. The bottoms of the cookies should be a very light golden brown, and the tops should remain white. My grandma would let us eat them instead of packing them up for Christmas Eve. Do not spread out. While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips in the sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring â¦ These Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies are especially fun to make with kids because there are lots of jobs that are good for little hands. Jul 27, 2020 - Explore Linda Lloyd's board "Maraschino Cherries" on Pinterest. Longer baking will result in crisper bars; shorter baking will result in chewier bars. So many happy memories baking with Grandma. One of my favorite annual holiday traditions is to make sugar cookies with my grandson, Michael. Cherry Pie Filling. Store cookies in a tightly covered container. Leave aside. If it has become too stiff to work with, give it time to warm to a workable consistency. These butter cookies are a delicious combination of a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie and a classic sugar cookie making them a holiday must!. To make frosting, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a small heavy saucepan. 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