Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tutti Frutti Cookies

In spite of baking two cookies already, Gudiya feels that they are not "Christmas worthy" cookies as there is no colorful [ read red and green] frosting. So I made this batch with red and green sugar. These are ready for cookie swapping.

This recipe is from C&H Sugar wesbsite. But instead of using dried cranberries, I used tutti-frutti/candied peels.

TuttiFrutti Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons orange rind, finely grated
2 teaspoons orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
1 cup cranberries, dried/ I used 1 cup tutti frutti and 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Sugar Topping/ I used Wiltons Green and Red Sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth; add rind and extracts.
Add egg; beat until fluffy.
Pour in molasses; mix until totally incorporated.
In medium bowl, sift flour and all dry ingredients; slowly beat into sugar mixture.
Stir in cranberries or tuttifrutties and almonds.
Place dough in freezer for 10 minutes.
 Form golf ball-size balls; roll in red/green sugars, lightly flatten in palm of hand and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 10-13 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on sheet 5-7 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.

Note -
1. Instead of cranberries, I used 1 cup tuttifrutti and 1/2 cup sliced almonds
2. Makes 3 dozen cookies.


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