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    I dont like to be the cause of family tensions when it comes to food and coffee :, so i will relent this recipe for those waiting on the edge of their kitchen stools. This would suit those who like their milk based drinks with sugar as this does contain a bit of sugar, unlike biscotti which would suit the espresso punter, but its just a guideline. Now is the time to do you christmas shopping before it gets crazy, so this recipe is appropriate as a gift made from the heart to someone you love. Some plain coloured wrapping paper and some scottish ribbon will do wonders for packaging.

    160gm butter
    4 tablespons sugar
    1/4 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
    1 1/4 cups cake flour (low protein)
    4 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
    1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
    2 tablespoons jam ( i used home made cumquat jam)

    Melt butter in saucepan large enough to mix all ingredients.
    Remove from heat.
    Stir in sugar and vanilla.
    Sift flour with cornflour into saucepan.
    Mix til combined.
    Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls.
    Roll in nuts and place on greased oven tray.
    Make indentation in centre of each biscuit and spoon a little jam in centre. Bake at 160C for 15-20 min or til pale golden. Makes 20.

    If you want a coffee theme has i have done before is to melt 50gms of dark chocolate and mix it with 20 ml Kahlua and 20 ml ristretto, then spoon into centre of each biscuit after blind baking biscuits. Has to be a thick mixture or it will run. If its runny after mixing, then simply add more melted chocolate. If you want to go crazy , crush up some coffee beans (brown) and add to chocolate.

    Gary

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    Re: Santas Buttons Cookies

    Originally posted by 342E232230263E3434470 link=1291006000/0#0 date=1291006000
    160gm butter
    I suffered some cracking of the dough as i was making holes for the jam, so i tried another using 20gms more butter.
    This resulted in a more compliant mixture to shaping and a richer texture.
    If you want to stay on the original recipe, then you can warm up the dough slightly to keep it from cracking. A warm kitchen helps.

    Gary

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    • #3
      Re: Santas Buttons Cookies

      Thoughts on recipe: tasty

      I was pretty sure Id put the additional butter on the recipe Id written down so only put 160g into my batch as well. Only noticed after they were in the oven when I checked this thread for cooking time. Mine also have some cracking, but they still taste fine ;D

      Other than asap, any suggestions for best eaten by?

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      • #4
        Re: Santas Buttons Cookies

        Originally posted by 4542160 link=1291006000/2#2 date=1292658744
        Other than asap, any suggestions for best eaten by?
        Sure. Me! ;D



        Java "Cookie Monster" phile
        Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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        • #5
          Re: Santas Buttons Cookies

          Originally posted by 0502560 link=1291006000/2#2 date=1292658744
          Other than asap, any suggestions for best eaten by?
          afternoon tea.Haaaaa hahaha ;D ahem, : well, I made batch that still tasted great after 4 days as i was the only one eating them and my nephew is doing his physical science degree so he is on a high protein diet ( dont ask me why ) and my wife is overseas.

          I would not bank on them being at their best after 5 days because of the absence of addiitives n preservatives.

          Keep them in a cool dark place just like roasted coffee beans. You can even carefully put them in those one way valve bags to keep them fresh

          Originally posted by 1C372037263E3F3A33560 link=1291006000/3#3 date=1292667815
          Sure. Me! Grin
          Certainly made me chuckle there Java you cookie monster.
          Its hard to beat those monster choc chip cookie dough cookies of USA. i must say.

          Gary

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          • #6
            Re: Santas Buttons Cookies

            Originally posted by 706A676674627A7070030 link=1291006000/4#4 date=1292750018
            afternoon tea.Haaaaa hahaha ;D        ahem,  : well, I made batch that still tasted great after 4 days as i was the only one eating them
            Yes, well, their population did drop somewhat on the first day. Jam was still a bit warm on the first one and I proceeded to burn the top of my mouth. At this rate, Ill just sample each day and see where the decline is (though theres unlikely to be any left by day 5 or 6) ;D

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