Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Rocks

Christmas Rocks

This is one of the finest recipes provided by easy desserts. Honestly the name is sort of funny but once you have this you`ll not think skeptical of it again. I can say anything I want but honestly just enjoy it and see for yourself how simple yet delicious this recipe is.
  • 3c all-purpose flour
  • 1T unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4t baking soda
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1t mace
  • 1t nutmeg
  • 1/2t ginger,Ground
  • 1/2t allspice
  • 1/4lb candied pineapple
  • 1/4lb citron
  • 1/4lb candied orange peel
  • 1/4lb dates,Pitted
  • 1/4lb figs
  • 1/4c  (or candied cherries),Dried
  • 1lb pecans,Chopped
  • 1c raisins
  • 1/2c  currants,Dried
  • 1c unsalted butter,softened
  • 11/2c sugar
  • 3eggs
  • 1T cold,strong coffee

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.Have ready ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet(s).
  2. Sift together the flour,cocoa,baking soda and spices.
  3. Cut candied fruits,dates and figs into small pieces and toss with a small amount of the flour mixture.
  4. Combine in a large bowl with the pecans,raisins and currants.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl of electric mixer on high speed until light,about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the eggs,one at a time,mixing well after each addition. Mix in the coffee. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture. Mix on low speed just until combined. 
  8. Using a wooden spoon, folding the fruit and nut mixture to coat all the pieces.
  9. Drop batter onto baking sheet in walnut-size mounds leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. 
  10. Bake until set and tops are lightly browned, 14 to 16 minutes. 
  11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.Store in an air tight container, with a small wedge of apple to keep them soft.
  12. The cookies may be glazed or sprinkled with confectioners'sugar, if desired.

Photo by Monica Arellano-Ongpin

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