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Christmas Cookie Design ©M-J de Mesterton 2007
Easy-to-Make, Pure and Simple,
American Classic Style Christmas Biscuit Recipe
"Elegant Christmas Cookies", adapted from a 1950s recipe by Antoinette Pope (The Antoinette Pope School of Cookery). I’ve been enjoying these since I was a child. Here are the ingredients:
One half-pound of butter
Two and a half cups of flour
One cup of powdered sugar
One tablespoon of milk (full-fat, of course)
One teaspoon of vanilla (imitation vanilla is just as good as the real thing)
One egg yolk mixed with two tablespoons of cream (to brush on top, as a base for sprinkles–adds nice flavor, believe it or not). If you are going to use icing and a piping bag to decorate these Christmas cookies, skip this decorating step.
The ingredients, except for the egg yolk and cream, are mixed together and rolled out to a quarter (1/4) inch thickness. Then cookie-cutters are employed; the things are brushed with egg yolk/cream and sprinkled with coloured sugar. I prefer Swedish pärlsokker, or white pearl sugar. Transfer the cut-out cookies to an upside-down cookie-sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until their edges have turned light brown. Allow the cookies ("biscuits") to cool before removing them from the baking sheet.
©2007 M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on December 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM|
A collection of solar G-Shock watches by Casio basks in the sun, getting all charged-up to survive for months of multi-function use. These G-Shocks are among the world's toughest and most dependable watches, and each of these models tells time in 48 cities and 29 time zones around the planet; each also includes useful lighted display, alarm, timer and stopwatch functions. And because the iconic G-Shock lateral tank shape is now available in a range of colours and surface treatments, ladies and gents alike may use these rugged watches as fashion accessories. I wear mine with both country clothes and evening clothes--ladies often are amused by the unusual juxtaposition of tough military-inspired styling and silk chiffon...: a G-Shock in the right colour is an unexpected boon to any woman of substance!
©M-J de Mesterton 2011
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