Christmas Cookies (Pastini Di Natale)
|Sifted flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Tablespoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||62 1⁄2 Gram (0.25 Cup)|
|Egg yolk||1 , slightly beaten|
|Almond extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Milk||125 Milliliter (0.5 Cup)|
|Confectioner's sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Candied cherries||170 Gram, candied (1 Cup)|
|Almonds||60 Gram, chopped (0.5 Cup)|
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
Mix in butter or margarine with fingers.
Add egg yolk, almond extract and milk.
Mix to a firm ball.
Turn onto a floured board and knead for about five minutes.
Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (5 mm).
Cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie tin.
Beat egg white with sugar until foamy.
Brush on each cookie.
Decorate with candied cherries and chopped almonds.
Bake in a 375Â°F (190Â°C) oven for about ten minutes.