I've been baking like crazy over the last couple of weeks. I've made Belgium cookies, sugar cookies, shortbread, peppermint meringues,whipped shortbread, dream bars, and cranberry-almond biscotti! Luckily, we have some visiting to do over the next week so I can bring sweets along with me because there's no way we need to eat all of it!
The whipped shortbread recipe I made was spur of the moment but it turned out really well.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
18 Maraschino cherries, halved and blotted dry
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl for about 5 minutes until light and creamy. (I used my kitchenaid mixer)
Combine flour and cornstarch in small bowl. Add to butter mixture in 2 additions, beating well after each addition until no dry flour remains. Drop using 1 tbsp for each, about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Put 1 cherry half in centre of each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes until edges are just golden. Let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
These cookies are so yummy! They melt in your mouth and I think they look so cute with a cherry in the
By far, belgium cookies (or empire cookies) are my favourite Christmas cookie!
We made peppermint meringues which taste like candy. I've never made meringues before but I will definitely try them again with a different flavour.
Sorry for the dark photo, since meringues take 3 hours to bake, it was dark by the time they came out of the oven.
I still plan on making mint nanaimo bars, chocolate macaroons, and gingerbread whoopie pies... our freezer is going to be full!
Have a good night!