Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pine Nut Cookies #Dairyfree #Eggfree

It is already on to the second week of advent and also time to bake more cookies for the family.  Today I we made Pine Nut Cookies.  This is a quick and easy recipe.  I prepared the dough in the morning, rolled it up to chill.  After school the girls cut and decorated them :)

I have been staying away from pine nuts and substituting walnuts this past year as the origin of them is sometimes questionable.  But when I saw them at Trader Joe's last week, I just could not pass the package up.  Ron will be quite happy because these are one of his favorite Christmas cookies.

Pine Nut Cookies
3/4 C vegan "butter" {I prefer Earth Balance sticks}
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
1 Tbl almond, soy, or hemp milk
3/4 C pine nuts and additional pine nuts reserved for decoration
2 C Flour

1. Grind pine nuts to a meal
2. Cream margarine in a mixer then slowly,
3. Add sugar, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, and "milk". Mix it well for 1-2 minutes; then
4. Add pine nut meal and mix it well for another minute or so.  Then,
5. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.
6. Separate dough into two or three parts.  Place each individually onto ceran wrap, before rolling each
    piece into a roll.
7. Place in fridge - and cool for at least an hour before baking
***Preheat oven to 375 F***
8. After dough is cooled - line cookie sheets with parchment paper and cut dough into individual rings  
   {medium to fine thickness}.  Decorate each cookie with reserved pine nuts
9. Bake for app. 10 minutes - they should be light golden; and cool them.
10. *Optional* Sprinkle powder sugar over the cooled off cookies

Place in cookie tin when they are completely cooled off {if they last that long}


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