Thursday, December 10, 2015

Almond and Apricot Cookies

Almond and Apricot Cookies... for the 2% of World's population who are done with the chocolate chip drama :)  Holiday cookies -bake some flavorful ones for the awesome people in ur life and bring a smile on their face. I bet many would come upto you and say thank you it reminds me of my childhood . . . my mom or grandma always baked such cookies around Christmas.


No cookie cutter needed how cool is that!

Goes well with a cup of  black coffee.

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

PRINTABLE RECIPE
Ingredients:
All purpose flour-11/4 cup
Almond powder -1/2 cup + lil bit more (toasted slightly)
Butter- 1 stick (room temperature)
Sugar - 1/3 cup or a tbsp more according to sweetness
Cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp
Egg-1
Apricot chopped -1/2 cup

Method:
Cream the butter and sugar with a whisk then add cinnamon powder.
Add egg mix everything well then add the all purpose flour and almond flour mix just until well combined.
Bring the mixture together into a lump and roll it into a log shape and wrap with a cling wrap and freeze for 1-2 hours. Remove and slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces with a knife.
Arrange on a parchment lined baking tray and bake at 350 F for around 15 minutes.
Allow it to cool completely ona wire rack.

Icing:
Powdered sugar - 1 3/4 cup
5 tbsp Disarrano (Amaretto Liqueur)
Whisk well .The mixture should be thick yet slightly falling consistency.
Apply the icing on the cookies. Allow it to dry and as it sits it hardens and becomes shinier.
Note: If u want to skip the liqueur for icing then use 1/2 vanilla extract and milk or water to get the same consistency.(Milk gives whiter icing fyi)




If u are thinking the icing runs all over the place be assured it hardens and stays just like u see I did a overflowing one to look like snow covered East Coast.Perfect wintry feel right! Here are some fun shots from last year's snow formations.


Hope u like it.
Meena

Here are a few more Holiday Cookies selection from Food Network friends:

Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
The Lemon Bowl: 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Shortbread
Creative Culinary: 
Old Fashioned Date Nut Bars
Feed Me Phoebe: 
The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Almond-Sugar Cookies With Pepitas & Apricot
Red or Green: 
Kahlua-Spice Brownies
TasteBook: 
Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
The Wimpy Vegetarian: 
Figgy Cardamom Snickerdoodles
The Mom 100: 
The Best No-Bake Haystack Cookies
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: 
Almond and Apricot Cookies
Healthy Eats: 
5 Ideas for a Healthier Holiday Cookie Swap


8 comments:

  1. Wow yummy cookies and love the pics

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  2. Perfect Christmas recipe Meena . Love it

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  3. Nice pics and really yummy and cool cookies.... :)

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  4. I am slowly trying to move away from chocolate madness and these cookies look just perfect... being an apricot lover, I wouldn't mind having that whole batch, without that icing of course... :)

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  5. Cool pics and that sounds one yumm cookie with almonds and apricots in it...perfect for holiday season

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  6. These are gorgeous cookies Meena!❤️

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  7. Oh my goodness!,!! Awesome ,girl, you nailed my heart with the cookies, I am going to bake these and post in my blog and of course you will be the star meena:-) how do you take soo good pics ,
    Merry Christmas in advance and god bless!

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