Hello all, Iris here! Today I have some yummy recipe to share with you and also a card I made! But before I continue let's congratulate ScrappyAndrea who was randomly drawn from yesterdays entries! Congratulations - Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! :-) And the song we were looking for was of course 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' !
Ok let's start with the recipe now. It's not only a very yummy recipe i have to say, it's also pretty quickly made. Do you bake Christmas cookies? I love to bake! Especially baking all kinds of different Christmas cookies and cakes has a huge tradition in our family. So I have to admit my first Christmas cookies for this year I already made in early October...LOL....no I'm not joking! Of course they didn't last long ;-) I always find a reason to make some more and try new recipes too. But the recipe I like to share with you is one my Mom already made every year and they are one of my favorites and on my cookie plate every year! They are called:
Fruchthaeufchen - Fruit Piles
200g / 6.5 oz unsalted butter
125g / 2/3 cups sugar
1 TL / tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
finely grated peel from 1 lemon
pinch of salt
250g / 2 cups flour
2 EL / tbsp milk
100g / 3.5 oz slivered almonds
100g / 3.5 oz raisins
150g / 5 oz finely diced fruit cake mix (candied, diced mixed friuts)
Using an electric mixer or stand mix whip the butter until frothy. Gradually add sugar, pinch of salt, vanilla, egg yolks and finely grated lemon peel. Spoon by spoon add flour and milk and mix until combined. Fold in almonds, raisins and mixed fruits. Using 2 teaspoons put little piles on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 - 20 min. at 175 C / 350 F.
And this is the card I made with the stamp 'Andrew's Christmas Stocking' from the new 2011 Christmas Collection! This cutie stamp is available in the store right now, but you have to hurry there are only 10 left!! More details and info about this card is available on my blog!
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Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to you all!