Here I am … again.
This year I am really deep into presenting you all of my favorite christmas cookie recipes.
Since I bought an attachement for my KitchenAid to make spritz biscuits, these are a regular around christmas. They are easily assembled and taste great. The name suggests to make cookie sticks, but I do as well little rounds or „S“ or whatever works.
- 125 g butter or margarine
- 125 g vanilla scented sugar (I mixed a sachet of vanilla sugar with the „regular“ sugar)
- 125 g ground, toasted hazelnuts
- 250 g flour
- 1/8 l milk
- 100 g sugar (for the icing)
- 75 ml water (for the icing)
- 2 Tbsp rhum (for the icing)
Preheat oven to 150 °C.
It is a nice extra to toast the ground hazelnuts for these cookies, simply by toasting them in an ungreased pan over low heat, very carefull, because they burn really quick. You can also buy already toasted nuts.
To assembe the dough, beat the butter/margarine until light, then add all of the other ingredients and mix well. It will form a quite soft but strechy dough.
Spritz your cookies and place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for 25 min on the middle rack.
They will not colour much, I guess you can let them longer in the oven if you prefer.
As long as the cookies are in the oven, prepare the cooked icing.
Place the 75 ml water, the 100 g sugar and the rhum in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar has dissolved.
Right after taking the cookies out of the oven, brush them with this icng, and let dry very well.
I have to apologize, I only made this one photo so far …