Been busy baking these cookies for the boy to take to the boarding school he's attending as he is feeling homesick and hopefully these cookies will give him some comfort. Poor fella's been calling every evening, asking to come home. Guess he needs more time to adjust to life away from home...sigh!
3 Flavoured Cookies...ChocolateNuts, PoppySeeds and Cherries Butter Cookies...very crispy and delicious! Need to practise patience to freeze it really well till dough is firm and to practise cutting the dough too!
Well, here's the recipe which I have printed from here. I have finally found the site after doing a search on the internet.
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
340g sugar (I reduce this to 200g)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chopped candied cherries
1/4 cup chopped pecans (I substituted with almonds)
2 tbl milk chocolate, melted (I substituted with 1 tbsp of cocoa powder mixed in 2 tbsp hot water)
2 tbsp poppy seeds (can substitute with black sesame seeds)
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Cream butter and sugar and beat in egg and vanilla.
Then mix in the flour mixture till combined.
Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Mix the chocolate and nuts into one part and press evenly into the bottom of a waxed paper lined 9 x 5 " loaf pan. Set pan in the freezer for a few minutes until firm.
Next stir in cherries into the second dough portion. Add 1 drop of red food colour and mix till evenly combined. Then press evenly on top of the chocolate layer and put back into the freezer until second layer is firm.
Lastly, add poppy seeds into the remaining dough and press that evenly over the cherry layer. Cover pan and chill in the fridge until firm.
Remove dough from loaf pan and cut into thin slices (1/8 inch). (I find using a plastic knife is much easier)
Bake on greased or parchment lined baking sheets for about 10 minutes at 170 DegC. Watch closely to make sure u don't burn the cookies. When it's browned slightly, take out and cool completely before storing in air tight containers.
You can change the placement of the layers according to your liking. I did mine with the cherries layer on top.
Brown Sugar Cookies
These cookies are his favourite.