I've been baking - not a big surprise there, since we're in the Christmas season, so today I thought I'd share a recipe. And the fun experiences of figuring it out along the way. You see, this past Monday was the annual Cup of Christmas Tea at my church. In past years I've been the committee chair, this year I just hosted a table and enjoyed the program.
The theme was Christmas Around The World. Seeing that my background is primarily Dutch I thought that I would decorate and bake accordingly.
The decorating was easy. I just put out some of my Mom's collected Delft Windmills (on a hexagon mirror!).
They were certainly a hit, both among my family and the Tea guests, so I'll be making them again. And they are super easy.
DUTCH HANDKERCHIEF COOKIES
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Water
pinch of salt
1 Egg White
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp. Almond Extract
Mix dough as for pie; roll very thin; cut into four inch squares.
Beat egg white until stiff; fold in sugar and flavoring. Put 1 tsp. in center of each square. Fold corners to center. Bake until lightly browned in 350 degree oven. (this took at least 20+ minutes in my oven)
They are truly best eaten the day of, maybe the day after.