December 11, 2009

Spicy Icy Stars

Last year I posted my first batch of holiday cookies the same day like now. That's funny! The good thing about it that at least I know that I am not that behind with the preparations as I thought. Phew! I got two cookie doughs resting in the fridge among the filling of the lunch today. These icy stars are easy to prepare and are real fun to cut the stars out of an already baked dough.

200 g honey
50 g sugar
100 g ground almond

100 g candied lemon and orange
250 g flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground kardamom

1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon cinnamon
50 g powder sugar and 2 tablespoon arrack

Bring honey and sugar to cook and let it cool. Cutter candied lemon and orange and mix it together with the almond, flour, baking powder and the spices. Add honey and the egg and knead a dough. Roll it out between two baking sheets (about 5 mm thick) and bake for 15 minutes on 170°C. For the glaze cook powder sugar with arak. Remove the baked cookie and brush with the glaze, put it back for 30 seconds and cut out the cookies. Let it cool and keep it in an airtight container.

I am sending these cookies to the event managed by Susan from Food Blogga: Eat Christmas Cookies. The event is running until the 20th of December so if you got some cookies you want to share, join the fun!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look gorgeous!



Anonymous said...

Scrumptuous looking cookies...and I love your header for the season!
PS: why don't you enter your cookies for Foodbloggas Christmas cookie entry...see her link in my sidebar. they will look perfect there!

chriesi said...

Thanks Rosa! :)

Aw that is a great idea! Thanks a lot, Ronelle!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

You house must have smelled heavenly! I love the combination of citrus and spices, Chriesi and only wish I could enjoy one with my cup of tea right now. PS-Thank you for your patience. I found your entry in my spam box.

Anonymous said...

Your cookies are beautiful!

chriesi said...

@Susan: Thank you! No problem at all! I thought it would be there.

@mimi: Thank you!

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