Monday, December 6, 2010

St. Nicholas Day Cookies

The Second Week of Advent

Today is St. Nicholas Day!  Here is a recipe for St. Nicholas Purse Cookies!

Saint Nicholas Purse Cookies
Cookies on plate
Saint Nicholas Purse Cookies

1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups  Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
¼ cup corn starch
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
24 Hershey chocolate covered truffle Kisses
about 2 teaspoons powdered sugar (optional)
¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350º.
In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together on low until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for 1 minute on low speed. Sift the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt into the butter mixture. Mix on low speed for about 3 minutes. The mixture will look crumbly at first and then suddenly it will begin to blend together. When the dough forms into a ball it is ready. Lightly roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball, press a kiss into the ball and mold the dough up to shape a cookie that looks like a cinched bag (they settle during baking). Place the dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350º oven until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let sit on pan for one minute before placing on a cookie rack to cool. When cookies are cool, dust with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

  1. these sound delicious...must go out now, in the snow, and buy truffle kisses! thanks!