DANISH CHRISTSMAS COOKIES

Christmas is just a few days away. Everyone has been busy planning, shopping,and  decorating  the last few weeks. Although the house is packed with food, most Danish housewifes have a tittle extra time to bake some cookies at the last minute. Vanilla rings are the Classic and most loved Danish cookie. Years ago, this cookie was made with the help of a meat grinder attachment on their  kitchen machine. Not many people have this type of kitchen machine anymore and now  we use a piping bag with a star nozzle. If you can’t buy ground almonds, here is a simple way to remove the skins of the almonds. Place almonds in boiling Water and let dem Cook a minute, but no more. Drain the water off, pat them dry. Take an almond and place it between your thumb and index finger and push the skin off. If you do it right, it will pop off. Sometimes flying across the kitchen. It is fast and easy.

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Vanilla Rings

8 oz. flour, 7 oz. butter, 5 oz. sugar, 1 egg,  4 oz. almonds, banched, skin removed and finely chopped,, 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Work all the ingredients together and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Put the dough into a piping bag fitted with a ½ inch star nozzle. Pipe the dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet so the dough form a small circle or small rings. Bake until lightly brown 5-7 minutes.

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