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February 2015

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Cookies, Sweet Snacks

Dead Snowmen Cookies

Snow. Snowmen. Dead Snowmen. Yes, that is right. More snow themed cookies, on the “Winter of Discontent” theme (if you are getting bored with this theme, you are lucky as it is the last one in the mini-series). I normally don’t go in for the cutesy cookies, but as I was bantering with a friend on Facebook about how I could just about kill a snowman, I decided to make these. More commonly called “Melting Snowman Cookies”, they are chocolate and peanut butter cookies, with melted white chocolate, mini-peanut butter cups and other decorations.
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Cookies, Sweet Snacks

Cinnamon Snowflakes/Stars (Zimtsterne) (GF)

These little cookies are the third in the mini-series “Winter of Discontent”; snow-ish cookies. OK, ok, you’re going to have to use your imagination a little bit because I know that they are stars, not snowflakes. I tried to use my snowflake cookie cutters, but they were just too fine and delicate, and the dough kept getting stuck. Because these don’t use wheat flour (are GF), the almond and hazelnut flour are just too sticky for the intricate cutters.

Anyway, these Cinnamon “Snowflakes” are based on the German Christmas cookie “Zimtsterne” (Cinnamon Stars). They are very common and actually quite easy to make. Just egg whites, ground nuts, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Great for Christmas — or hey, snowflakes in February too.
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Cookies, Sweet Snacks

Chocolate Pecan Snowcap Cookies (GF)

Here is the second cookie type in a mini-series that I am calling “Winter of Discontent”. The latest snowstorm has passed, but it has been replaced by an arctic wind and wind chills that could easily kill a person after not too long. That is a good excuse to use the oven though, because it keeps the flat nice and warm. These cookies are pure chocolate and sugar, contain no wheat flour and are topped with crushed sugar cubes to sort of make it took like snow. They are also really simple to make.
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