Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cookies!

And the food posts continue!

But honestly, during the week of Christmas, food is pretty much my life.

These are a nougat-less version of Nougattaler. I used peach and plum jams instead of nougat as, unfortunately, it's not widely available in the U.S. (and especially not in the middle-of-nowhere, which is where I'm at now).


The original German recipe is here, though I've translated it below :)

1 c. + 1 Tblsp. / 200 g. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. / 75 g. sugar
1 egg
1 c. / 250 g. flour
1/2 Tblsp. baking powder
1 c. / 150 g. ground nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)

Jam for filling

Chocolate for dipping

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then quickly knead into a smooth dough on a well-floured surface. Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 F / 180 C for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Let cool.

Dip half of the cookies in chocolate. Spread the bottom of the other half with jam. Sandwich the chocolate halves with the jam halves. Let chocolate cool.

(photos Jaksco)

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