December 14, 2006

Look what we have been up to...

Yesterday was Dan's end of semester Christmas concert so we spent the evening with him last night. Today was a day of cookie making. We made cookies for the Boy Scout Court of Honor/Christmas Party. Since we have been studying about traditions in other countries in our Christmas Around the World Unit we made several different kinds of cookies from different countries. Here is a sampling of our day...

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti - got the basic recipe
from Danielle at Never Trust a Culinary Student

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
from a little book I picked up a few years ago called
Mary Engelbreit's Cookie Cookbook.
(my favorite of the whole bunch we made today)

German Spritz - very good recipe! Got it online here...

Russian Tea Cakes - also a great recipe I found here...

Scottish Shortbread or Irish Sweet Biscuit
(same recipe different names)
I use a recipe I have from Darina Allen's little book
called Festive Food of Ireland


  1. angela2:58 AM

    Look great Leanne. I wonder if the Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti is convertable to GF?

  2. I want a Chocolate Biscotti :)

    Can you imagine that I baked all those goodies and in the end The Husband and I ended up with empty boxes? I mailed everything out and forgot to set some aside for us. At least I have a reason now to keep on baking ;)