Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Praline cookies - Pralinkakor


If you don’t have time to bake off the dough the same day, no worries, because you can easily store this dough for up to one week in the fridge.

Approx 40 cookies

3½ oz butter or margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tbsp treacle
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
good 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Brown sugar glaze:
good 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp treacle
4 tsps water
good ¾ cup powdered sugar

Stir fat and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla sugar and treacle. Mix flour and baking powder. Stir it into the batter and work to a dough. Shape into sausages, diameter 2 inches, and wrap them up in plastic foil or waxed paper and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably longer.

Cut the sausages in approx ¼ inch thick slices and put them on greased baking plates (or use baking paper) with an inch or so in between. Press a couple of nut pieces into each cookie and bake in the middle of the oven at 175C/gasmark 4 for about 10 minutes until coloured.

Brown sugar glaze:
Bring brown sugar, treacle and 3 tsps water to a boil while stirring. Blend in the powdered sugar and remaining water. Add more water if too firm. Drip the glaze over the cookies while still warm and allow to cool.




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