12 Days Of Cookies A Gourmet Cookie Extravaganza…Old Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies

On the 10th day of Cookies Glamah baked for me Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies! We are winding down on the cookies posts. Would you believe Certain Someone, who is sick of cookies,actually asked me if we had any tonight? He wanted me to box up some for a business trip.If he only knew you just cant whip up a lot of cookies on short notice like that. Fortunately for him I made the dough for this Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies the night before. It was intriguing because on the Gourmet web site, they showed a video of the test kitchen editor who explained how the dough was made with sieved hard boiled egg yolks, and raw ones, was one of her favorites.Gourmet published this recipe in December 1947. I have heard vaguely of cookies made with cooked egg yolks. It supposedly yields a flaky cookies. they also have along self life in airtight tins, so these are perfect for gift giving. If you are looking for a fun roll out, cookie cutter project for the kids, this is your recipe too.I halved the recipe and got close to 40 cookies. I loved the technique of brushing the dough with beaten egg white and then sprinkling with sugar. The recipe also called for adding chopped walnuts or almonds. I used leftover hazelnut meal instead.Some I just used colored sugar toppings.The result is nice shimmery gloss. Go to town with these cookies shaping and decorating. I think I have found my go to roll out sugar cookies dough.

Be sure to visit my other baking friends and see what they chose to bake for the holidays from Gourmet.com.
Jerry – http://www.cookingbytheseatofmypants.com/
Judy – http://www.nofearentertaining.blogspot.com/
Sandy – http://www.bakersbench.blogspot.com/
Kelly – http://sassandveracity.typepad.com/
Claire – http://www.thebarefootkitchen.com/
Andrea – http://www.andreasrecipes.com/