Jasmin L.: "These cookies are a classic and so good. Make sur…" Read More
9Ingredients
1090Calories
50Minutes

These vanilla shortbread cookies make the perfect edible gift around the holidays and if you want to do something a little different you can hang them from ribbon to use as ornaments on the tree. Almond meal adds a bit of nuttiness that pairs perfectly with the vanilla that is featured so delicately in these cookies. A simple colorful icing and some sprinkles add a beautiful and festive decoration to these otherwise simple cookies.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams almond meal
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (half pod lengthwise and scrape out seeds)
  • 200 grams butter (soft, cut into small pieces)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water (or grenadine syrup)

Directions

  1. Mix all the "dry" ingredients in a medium-sized bowl (flour, almond meal, brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and vanilla seeds).
  2. Make a well and pour in the egg yolks and the butter.
  3. Mix the dough with your fingertips and knead until obtaining a ball.
  4. If you have a food processor, place all the ingredients into the bowl with the hook at once and run on medium until the dough forms a ball and comes away clean from the sides.
  5. Wrap the ball in a cling film and put it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Take out the dough ball and take one third of it (it will be easier to manage).
  9. On a floured surface, thinly roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  10. Using cookie cutters, cut out cookies.
  11. If you want to use the cookies as Christmas tree ornaments, remember to poke a small hole at the top (using a straw for example), so that you can hang the cookies on the tree.
  12. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes.
  13. Let them cool completely before decorating.
  14. In the pastry aisle of your grocery store, you can find special pencils to decorate the cookies. If you prefer, use powdered sugar for the icing: mix 200 grams of powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of water (to color the icing, use food coloring or replace the water with grenadine syrup).
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NutritionView more

1090Calories
Sodium21%DV500mg
Fat86%DV56g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs46%DV137g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories1090Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat56g86%
Saturated Fat27g135%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol210mg70%
Sodium500mg21%
Potassium310mg9%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate137g46%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars74g148%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Jasmin L. 3 Jul 2015
These cookies are a classic and so good. Make sure you plan when to make them as there is a 2 hour rest for the dough. I also rolled these quite thin so they only took about 8 minutes to cook.