Believe it or not, December is here… and Christmas is just around the corner. And it is the one time of the year, I bake cookies! At least the last 3-4 years, since I got my airplane cookie cutters 🙂
Each year, I try a new recipe. This year’s recipe was adapted from here.
3 1/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cardamon powder
1 tsp rose essence
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sour cream
In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cardamon powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, butter, sour cream and essence.
Mix dry and wet ingredients and roll into a ball. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll out the cookie dough into a ball of 1/4 in thickness. Use desired cookie cutter and create fun holiday spirit cookies.
Airplane cookies are here
Time for Airplane cookies
Fly me to the moon
Mediterranean in May
I used part of the Big Pizza Dough to make this… I made them as an accompaniment to the Stuffed Tomato. The Pizza was a failure, but the bread-sticks turned out fine. Point to note, I made the bread-sticks on the day, I prepared the dough, where as I froze and thawed the dough to try the pizza. Must have done something wrong!
1/4 Big Pizza Dough
1-2 tbsp cup olive oil
1-2 tsp fresh chopped Rosemary
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Roll out the amount of pizza dough you want to use into a roll and twist. Layout the strip onto baking pan. Brush with oil, rosemary, and salt.
Bake until the breadsticks are golden, about 15 minutes.
Cherries are my absolute favorite. I always grab a bag each time I am in a grocery this time of the year. Although this year, they have been too expensive at $7.99 a pound. More recently they have come down to $3.99 a pound that I dared to grab some. Although, if memory serves, by now they would have been $.99 a pound out in California!
They are a delicious snack to pack for that afternoon sanck. Sweet and refreshing.
This time I stayed true to the recipe…. You can find it here.
But I bet, you can use some whole wheat or other whole grain flour.. to make a healthier version,