"Little drops of heaven"...That's what my neice calls them and obvioulsy everyone agrees with her.
Their real name is "Mailanderli" A cookie of Swiss tradition. I got the recipe years ago from a Better Homes & Garden Christmas cookie publication. It is one of the best Christmas cookie magazine i have ever seen and it is worn to bits!
I love this recipe because of its versatility...It makes a great base cookie as well as being on its own. I use it to make Hamantash or "Bishops Hats" however I do not fold them them in the traditional way as I just have to make too many ! So I just pinch mine together. However on Valentines day I use heart cookie cutters in different sizes ..make two in the same size and then use a smaller one to cut out a window in one of the hearts and sandwich them with the same jelly. Here is the recipe...
- 1 1/4 cup butter ( no substitutes)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsps shredded lemon peel
- Raspberry jelly or desired flavor
Roll out to 1/8 inch thick and using a 2 inch round cookie cutter cut out disc. Add about 1/4 tsp of jelly and pinch together well. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Enjoy!! Warning these buttery morsels are completely addicting...and speaking of addicting...
I started my first pair of knitted socks...
I taught my daughter to knit :-)
More drops from heaven ...the biggest snowflakes I have ever seen!
Some handmade crystal drops to decorate lamps with Swarovski crystals, pearls and vintage crystal...this is a gift for a someone!
Our new favorite way to make potatoes...quick and easy... they are almost like chips!
And my new favorite mug!
The first sock is almost done and I am loving it ! I am using Rowan's Fine Art sock yarn. I have two more yarns out for my next pairs.This pattern is from Susan B. Anderson "How I make my socks" Suggested to me by the lovely Andi of My Sister's Knitter blog. Do go visit her she is amazingly talented and helpful!
I got work on it a lot today as we had 12 inches of snow today her in NJ. I had a lovely box of projects to keep me busy and a good supply of tea and dark chocolate. Now that's what oi call a snow day!
Next post I will share the potato recipe and a project I worked on all weekend and a Valentines project to share.
Stay warm if your on the eastern portion of the US and digging out!