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Cookies, Cornmeal Wreath Recipe

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This recipe for Cookies, Cornmeal Wreath, by , is from The Marley Family Cookbook #2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pierre LaMontagne
Added: Monday, February 14, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon anise extract, optional
2 large eggs, room temperature
confectioner's sugar, for dusting
Decorative Topping:

1 cup cornflakes
1 large egg white, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat the butter with a mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and anise to the butter; continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes more.
Add the eggs 1 at a time to the butter mixture; mix until incorporated.. Stir the flour-cornmeal mixture into the wet ingredients with a spoon or spatula. Divide the dough into 34 (1 inch) balls (3/4 oz). Arrange the cookies on 2 parchment-lined cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
Make a hole in the center of each ball with the handle of a wooden spoon. Work each piece of dough by hand into a dough nut-like shape that has a 1 inch hole and is about 2 inches wide. Use scissors to snip 1/2-inch long angled cuts, about 1/2-inch apart around the outside ring of each cookie.
Freeze the cookies on the sheet until firm, about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Toss a few of the cornflakes at a time with the egg whites until they're all tossed; arrange these on the surface of the cookies in a leaf like pattern.
Bake the cookies until just golden around the edges, about 14-18 minutes. Transfer them to a rack to cool.
Dust them with confectioner's sugar.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Cook: 18 min Inactive prep: 10 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From foodtv.com's '12 Days Of Christmas' cookies.

It is easier to apply the cornflakes to the wreaths if you let them soak for a bit in the egg whites.

 

 

 

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