Thursday, December 16, 2010
Cookie Recipe #348 - Holiday Citrus Logs
Some chewy ingredients are used to make these citrusy logs that require no baking. They do need, however, 3-4 days for the flavors to blend, so plan ahead, then just slice and serve.
Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce)package vanilla wafers, crushed (about 3 cups), 1 (8-ounce) package candied cherries, coarsely chopped, 1 (8-ounce)package chopped dates, (1 3/4 cups), 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (or orange juice), 1 tablespoon white corn syrup, additional 1-2 tablespoons white corn syrup, heated, additional finely chopped pecans or sliced almonds, toasted.
Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except additional corn syrup and finely chopped nuts. Shape into two 10-inch logs. Brush with additional corn syrup; roll in finely chopped nuts. Wrap tightly in waxed paper or parchment paper; refrigerate for 3-4 days to blend flavors. To serve, unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
Makes 2 (10-inch) logs.
"Treasury of Holiday Cookies", Publications International, Ltd., Lincolnwood, IL, 1994.