We had a little cookie therapy at the Niederkorn yesterday. It sounds like each one of us has a solid grasp on what we are going to write or what we're going to edit. It's been a rough year for the gang, but a new one is around the corner!
See everyone in 2016...
P.S. Here's the recipe for the Yuletide Kisses.
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon of salt (or a little less)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 1/4 cups of powdered sugar OR 1 cup of extra fine baking sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat oven 275 degrees.
Whip egg whites and salt until foamy. Add Vanilla extract, orange extract, and cream of tartar and whip it up until peaks stand upright when the beater is pulled out.
Continue beating. Slowly add in the sugar (I do a slow count to 10 per cup full as I pour it) until very stiff peaks form.
Fold in the pecans until (more or less) evenly distributed.
Drop by rounded spoonfulls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (the cookies will adhere and shatter if parchment is not used). Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Allow to cool 5+ minutes before removing from parchment.