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12.10.2008

12 Days Of Cookies A Gourmet Cookie Extravaganza...Old Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies


On the 10th day of Cookies Glamah baked for me Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies! We are winding down on the cookies posts. Would you believe Certain Someone, who is sick of cookies,actually asked me if we had any tonight? He wanted me to box up some for a business trip.If he only knew you just cant whip up a lot of cookies on short notice like that. Fortunately for him I made the dough for this Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies the night before. It was intriguing because on the Gourmet web site, they showed a video of the test kitchen editor who explained how the dough was made with sieved hard boiled egg yolks, and raw ones, was one of her favorites.Gourmet published this recipe in December 1947. I have heard vaguely of cookies made with cooked egg yolks. It supposedly yields a flaky cookies. they also have along self life in airtight tins, so these are perfect for gift giving. If you are looking for a fun roll out, cookie cutter project for the kids, this is your recipe too.I halved the recipe and got close to 40 cookies. I loved the technique of brushing the dough with beaten egg white and then sprinkling with sugar. The recipe also called for adding chopped walnuts or almonds. I used leftover hazelnut meal instead.Some I just used colored sugar toppings.The result is nice shimmery gloss. Go to town with these cookies shaping and decorating. I think I have found my go to roll out sugar cookies dough.


Be sure to visit my other baking friends and see what they chose to bake for the holidays from Gourmet.com.
Jerry - http://www.cookingbytheseatofmypants.com/
Judy - http://www.nofearentertaining.blogspot.com/
Sandy - http://www.bakersbench.blogspot.com/
Kelly - http://sassandveracity.typepad.com/
Claire - http://www.thebarefootkitchen.com/
Andrea - http://www.andreasrecipes.com/

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12 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cute! I love Butter Cookies!

Cheers,

Rosa

TeachGirl said...

This was exactly what I needed! I have to make some more cookies until Saturday, Lucia*, and this looks great!

* You know - candles in a girl's hair, ginger bread cookies and saffron buns. And my birthday. :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

how fun!! I have great memories of making sugar cookies.

Dhanggit said...

these are so adorable!! i am so trying this with children coming over this weekend, this is perfect!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Very cute! I love the sugar sprinkled ones!!!

kellypea said...

How fun and very festive looking for the season! I love decorating cookies -- and it's great that you had the dough in the fridge. Sounds like a keeper since the dough was low maintenance.

Heather said...

Aww, those remind me of the the cookies my grandma and I used to bake when I was a kid. But she never had that cool Eiffel Tower cookie cutter.

Joy said...

Tres chic eiffel tower cutter! I like!

Peter M said...

Me too, me too! I liek the Biscuits de Tour Eiffel!

Núria said...

These cookies are so cute!!!!! Please tell Certain Someone to get two packages and drop one over Spain when he flies to wherever he flies this time ;D

Andrea said...

They are so sparkly and pretty! A new go to rolled cookie recipe? I must give these a try with the boys, they'll love them.

Jeanne said...

"sieved hard-boiled egg yolks"? The mind boggles!!

These look absolutely gorgeous - you could easily hang them on your Christmas tree as edible decorations, although your tree would soon be eaten bare ;-)