Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Cookie Recipe #346 - Christmas Cookies
These tasty Christmas cookies are made with crushed rice cereal (Rice Krispies) and marzipan.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons marzipan, 1 egg, 1 cup crushed crispy rice cereal, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, red and green food coloring, colored sugar and/or sprinkles.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
Crush cereal by placing in a resealable plastic bag and using a rolling pin to go back and forth until finely crushed (or use a meat mallet). In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar. Soften marzipan with a fork in a small bowl and blend into creamed mixture. Add egg, cereal, then flour, mixing well after each addition.
Divide dough into 3 portions, adding red food coloring to one and green to another. Turn each portion onto well-floured surface, kneading a few times until dough becomes elastic.
Roll dough, one portion at a time, on floured surface, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into Christmas shapes of choice. Decorate with colored sugar and/or sprinkles and arrange on baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven until firm. Do not let cookies brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Makes 3-4 dozen depending on size of cookie cutters.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications, Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.