Saint Nicholas, was the “gift giver” I was familiar with during my childhood. He had a white beard, was dressed in bishop’s garbs, carried a crozier, and arrived on a white horse. On December 6th, he was visiting well-behaved children, and placing candy and cookies under their pillows. If you were really good, then he would drop off more goodies on Christmas Eve. You also were expected to know your Catechism, in case he decided to quiz you, before leaving you a gift. We recited prayers and songs dedicated to St. Nicholas, instead of leaving him milk and cookies.
These jumbo cookies are full of chocolate goodness,with crispy bottom, yet a soft and chewy middle.
Total perfection wrapped up superbly in one and all.
These Walnut Crescents are another favorite cookie recipe of mine. This dough is very similar to the Butter Balls recipe, but instead of almonds it uses ground walnuts.
It is a very simple recipe to make, but once baked, these cookies are very delicate and fragile For best results it is best to leave them on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes after baking to cool off, before gently removing them onto a cooling rack.
If you love chocolate, and want to impress your guests with very yummy looking, yet easy to make truffles, this is a recipe for you!
It requires very few ingredients and not much fuss to prepare.
My next few posts will include the cookie recipes I have introduced to you in my cookie preview post.
I am starting with my most favorite cookies, the Cream Wafers. If you read the ingredients, you might not be able to envision how decadent these really are. They are very light and flaky, resemble a puff pastry, and practically melt in your mouth.