Monday, December 15, 2008

Grandma's Odd Cookie Parade

Over Thanksgiving, I was going through my mom's recipe box, copying recipes that I didn't have. A theme started to emerge in the traditional cookies that my grandmother serves every Christmas - they were all a little odd.

This is one of my favorites - the biscuit cookie. They are convenient and super easy to make. I usually have canned biscuits in the fridge around Christmastime so that I can make these as needed.

The only fancy equipment you need is a pair of kitchen shears. I keep a pair in my kitchen drawer for food stuff. I have to hide them from Farmer Brown who only ever needs scissors for things such as cutting burrs out of the dog's fur.

It is important to buy cheap biscuits because the dough doesn't get too fluffy. I buy the cheap biscuits that are sold in packs of four cans, that have ten biscuits per can. I also buy the store brand candied cherries. I don't particularly like candied cherries, but they seem to work with the cookie.

Biscuit Cookies
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 can cheap biscuits
6 Tb. melted butter
red and green gumdrops or candied cherries, cut in half (use those kitchen shears)

Mix the sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Open your cheap can of biscuits and separate each biscuit into two layers. This will give you twenty biscuit rounds. Using your kitchen shears, cut the rounds like flowers. Dip the flower cookies into the butter, then into the sugar mixture, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Here's the final plate ready to go to the neighbor's house.


Blissful Babe said...

How interesting! And fun! And oh so easy! All of my favorite things. :)

Tiffany said...

I've never seen a recipe like that. My kids would probably like that. for some reason, they love anything that involves a canned biscuit.

Heather said...

I just got the Bobby Flay cookbook from your recent giveaway in the mail today! Thanks again, and thank you for the above and beyond gifts of the kitchen towels and candy! You are awesome!

Merry Christmas!

Ang said...

Chad likes to fry (yes, I did say fry) canned biscuits... the kids call them "man-style biscuits" and will eat two cans of them in an instant!! So, why is it that I make wonderful, from-scratch, biscuits??? lol


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