It’s important to eat your fruits and vegetables but our Handstand Kids work so hard that sometimes it’s OK for a treat. What better day to celebrate than the birthday of our cookie-loving pal from Sesame Street, Cookie Monster! Cookie will be turning a whopping 46 years old today but there’s no reason that he wouldn’t still enjoy cooking with Handstand Kids! Your children can celebrate with Cookie by making our Here Comes the Bride Cookies from our Handstand Kids Mexican Cookbook.
Here Comes the Bride, Wedding Cookies
2 cups flour
1 cup butter (mantequilla), softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (azứcar)
1 cup ground nuts (almonds or pecans)
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
Nonstick baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix the mantequilla, vanilla extract and ½ cup of the confectioners’ azứcar.
- Stir in the flour, salt and nuts. Stir in the water to help the dough come together. Mix well until the dough is formed.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, until the cookies are set but not browning. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Then use the spatula to remove the cookies from the baking sheet. Allow them to cool slightly.
- Pour the remaining ½ cup of confectioners’ azứcar into the small bowl. Roll the cookies through the azứcar so that they get coated with it. Serve.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 8 ounces of chocolate chips in microwave. Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies and let the chocolate harden before serving.
Alternative: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the dough. Also, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute and dip the ends of the cooled biscotti into the mixture. Refrigerate dipped biscotti for 1 hour and enjoy!