Thursday, September 27, 2012

12 weeks of Christmas....Ribbon Cookies

I can't believe it's already time for the 12 weeks of Christmas blog hop. But here it is and my first post are these wonderful, buttery, tender Ribbon Icebox Cookies!

I participated in the blog hop last year and had so much fun I decided to do it again. I found lots of great new recipes for my cookie tray. The host is Meal Planning Magic. Check it out!

These cookies have three layers of flavor. The first is the cherry, then chocolate, and finally the poppy seed. They are like a shortbread cookie, rich and buttery. Yum!

 I think the colors are very festive and just perfect for the holidays!

Ribbon Icebox Cookies
{Cooking for Two}

1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. beaten egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. red candies cherries,chopped
1/2 square (1/2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate,melted
2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Line a 5 3/4 in. x3in.x2 in. loaf pan with waxed paper. Cream the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour,baking powder,and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture.

Divide dough into thirds. Add cherries to one portion, spread evenly into prepared pan. Add melted chocolate to second portion,spread evenly over first layer. Add poppy seeds to third portion and spread over second layer. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4 in. slices. Bake at 375 on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes, until slightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pan. Makes 20 cookies.



Cranberry Morning said...

What a pretty cookie - and definitely the kind that one should eat slowly, in order to actually taste the three flavors. I wonder if I could handle that kind of discipline when eating a cookie! lol

When I first read '12 weeks...' I'll admit I felt a hint of panic. Can it be?? Already????

Trisha said...

Wow ... this is a 3-in-1 type of cookie! You get to enjoy 3 treats at one go :) That's really clever.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

I´ve never seen a cookie as inventive as this one. Nice!

Kayla said...

What a great idea! Love these flavors!

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction said...

These cookies look interesting. Shortbread cookies are great for the holidays. Nice baking with you.