It's Yule time! One of my favorite seasons.
Godfrey here, my kittens, and I'm sharing a VERY special Sister Witches of Raven Falls recipe – not that they let me eat any of these (but–shhhh–I've been known to sneak one behind their backs!). This recipe has been handed down through many generations and is a staple at the sisters' holiday events.
Yule Moon Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup grated almonds (blanched)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 Tbsp. water
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Add grated lemon peel, salt, flour, grated almonds, and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix thoroughly. Place dough in bowl. Cover and chill thoroughly.
When the dough is well chilled, roll out to 1/8″ thickness and cut with moon/crescent cookie cutter. Place 1/2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 375° oven for 8-10 minutes.
Icing: While cookies bake, combine confectioner's sugar, vanilla and water. Spread over the tops while still warm, but not too hot, as icing will melt. Thin with additional drops of water if glaze is too thick. Allow to cool.
Yield: 10 dozen cookies
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, and don't forget, if you sign up for Nyx's newsletter (www.nyxhalliwell.com), you'll get more recipes and crafts from the sisters: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter!!