The recipes for Christmas cookies are really endless; here are five delicious ideas to give as gifts…
What are the best recipes for Christmas cookies to prepare at home? As the most famous cookies now know them and find them all, today I present more details of the recipe that you can serve both at home and wrap up and give to friends and relatives. The books do not need an introduction and probably not even the snowflakes Ragusans that closely resemble the almond paste.
Top 5 Homemade Christmas Cookies
Less famous but equally delicious mince pies that are the baskets stuffed with apple, dried fruit and spices, and then there are Kipferl of the lunettes which are delicate and soft and finally, the Nordic Spritz cookies that are absolutely fabulous.
5. Biscotti from Tuscany
- 500 g flour 00
- 200 g of shelled almonds
- 250 g of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 200 grams of butter
- Grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Put the flour in the mixer and add the cold butter cut into small pieces, knead with your fingertips so as to obtain a compound crumbled, then add sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
Mix all ingredients well and then add the almonds and knead to distribute throughout the dough. Form a ball and let rest in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Divide the dough into two parts, make the rolls and place them on parchment paper, then bake at 200°C for 20-25 minutes, then take the pan from the oven and with a sharp knife cut the roll sideways, then finish cooking for about 20 minutes but at 180°C.