22 December 2009

Getting closer

Finished the last stocking! Here it is and as promised cookie recipe number two.
Hazelnut Crescents  
(this was taken from my mothers much used old Swedish cookbook)
115 grams butter (8 Tbs)
60 grams sugar (1/3 cup)
1 egg yolk
100 grams ground hazelnuts (1/2 cup)
125 grams white plain flour (1 and 1/4 cup) 
3 Tbs vanilla sugar (not common in the us so I never include this but sometimes ad a dash of vanillla essence). 

Cream butter with sugar, add flour and nuts and then make a log with your hands, cut evenly into 1 inch sections and make each into a crescent.
Bake 10 min or until lightly brown at 350 F / 180 C

Once cookies are cool dip into the melted chocolate (heated in a  double boiler above water)
or alternatively dust with powdered sugar.

*as soon as the children recovered from being sick, someone's husband got sick, is it me or are men sometimes a wee bit dramatic when they get sick? It's one thing letting them sleep and dealing with all else and another to make hot tea or a get a cup of cold water ..when they are sitting at the table right there two feet from the Brita. Trying to stay nice and understanding, but I seem to remember a few weeks ago being sick myself and having to carry on, looking after kids, making meals etc. sigh..in sickness and in health.
* * getting closer refers to not only the christmas holiday but after having a wee tif with the before mentioned sick person, we talked and seem to be a little closer again.


  1. Hazelnut crescents are my favorite!!

    I can't use the email link function from my computer, but if you email me at maialarkin at gmail dot com (no spaces) I'll give you my address (and send a little something in return)

  2. Thanks so much for your recipes. just stopped by to say I'm doing the stuffed figs tonight.

  3. Sometimes men can be more work than the babies! Hope you're all recovering and have happy holidays. How do you get time to do all that baking, cooking, making Christmas stockings and look after the 'four' babies!
    Happy and healthy New Years too!

  4. Hope you like the stuffed figs Zen!

    Jesse, yes it is a little hectic in these parts and I have yet to get my now stamped and addressed christmas cards into the post! Oh well, you win some you lose some I guess.

  5. Maia, they are one of my favourites too. Thanks for the email.

  6. This post made me smile. My husband has a "sick" voice, when he is ill. It goes down an octave and is all scratchy with drama. Poor baby, eh?
    The recipe looks very good, thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful stocking! I love those cookies too...thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Happy holidays and new year to all of you!


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