Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Cookie Recipes

The Germans adorn the indoor as well as the outdoors of their house with the help of lights, crafts and other décor items at Christmas season.

The time from 1st December to Christmas Eve is called Adventszeit( ‘the time of advent’).

Baking of cookies is cherished custom in this country. They are prepared by whole families, friends and relatives.

Some of the Christmas Cookie Easy Recipes are:

Basic Cookie Dough Recipe

You will need:
1/2-cup of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method of Preparation:
Stir all the ingredients but the flour. Beat using an electric mixer; scrap the sides of the bowl some times, until it light and fluffy. Use a low speed, add the flour and beat until all the ingredients Aare well- blended.
Put the mixture on a baking sheet with a tablespoon measure pressing down with a spoon to flatten a bit or roll out. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter. It should be baked at 350 degree for 15 minutes, until it becomes golden brown.

Breakfast Cookies

You will need:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup raisins

Method of Preparation:
Cream butter and sugar, beating in egg. Add flour along with baking soda, mixing well. Stir in bacon, cornflakes and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2″ apart onto cookie sheets without grease.
The cookies should be baked at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until it is light brown color. Prior taking out it to wire racks, let it cool for two minutes. Keep the cookies in the fridge.

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