Classic Cup Christmas Cookies
These cookies are very pretty, and tasty. Look great on gift trays during the holidays, with the green and red. If you don't like cherries used sweetened dried cranberries.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 1cup unsalted butter
- 1½ cups confectioners' sugar
- ½teaspoon orange extract
- 4teaspoons orange zest
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ cups dried cherries
- ½cup chopped pistachio nuts
- 4ounces vanilla flavored confectioners' coating, melted
Step 1In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add egg, orange extract, and orange zest; mix until smooth. Sift together the flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Then, stir in the dried cherries and chopped pistachios. Roll dough into a 10 inch long log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in plastic or wax paper, and freeze for 2 hours. If dough is too difficult to form a log, refrigerate for 1 hour first.
Step 2Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets.
Step 3Cut roll into 1/2 inch slices and place onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Use melted candy coating to drizzle a striped pattern on the cookies when they are completely cool.