Recipe courtesy of Mihaela Pesa Dascalu
Romanian Holiday Cookies
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
about 4 dozen, 1 1/2-inch cookies.
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
about 4 dozen, 1 1/2-inch cookies.
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup lard, at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Walnuts, Turkish delight or slivered almonds, for decoration
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. 

In a heavy duty mixer, beat lard until softened. Add the egg, vanilla, and dry ingredients all at once. Mix on low speed until a thick dough forms. Cook's Note: Dough can be piped into flowers, shaped using a cookie press, or rolled into 1-inch balls. 

Place a piece of walnut or Turkish delight in the middle of each cookie and press a little. 

Line the cookies on a baking sheet (ungreased, or lined with parchment paper), leaving a 1-inch space in between. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven, allow to cool and dust with powdered sugar.

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