Sugar Plum Shortbread Christmas Cookies

Sugar Plum Shortbread Christmas Cookies requires about 50 minutes from start to finish. For 72 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains about 2g of protein, 13g of fat, and a total of 314 calories. This recipe serves 16. 233721 person were impressed by this recipe. This recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen requires orange zest, granulated sugar, vanilla sugar, and salted butter. Christmas will be even more special with this recipe. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 18%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Christmas Cookies: Norwegian Christmas Cookies, Carrot Spiced Plum Preserve Crescents and Chocolate Orange, Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies, and Pecan Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies.

Servings: 16

Preparation duration: 30 minutes

Cooking duration: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2½ cups (310 grams) organic all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur Flour®

Granulated sugar, for sprinkling

½ teaspoon fine-quality ground cinnamon, such as Penzey's

¼ teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg

1½ tablespoons freshly grated orange zest

¼ cup (27 grams) finely chopped toasted pecans, see Notes

1 cup (2 sticks/226 grams) salted butter, cut into small bits

Sparkling white sugar, such as by King Arthur Flour®, for sprinkling

Homemade or prepared Sugar Plum Jam, such as Stonewall Kitchen®, or favorite red jam, strained

6 tablespoons (75 grams) granulated sugar or vanilla sugar, see Notes

Equipment:

baking paper

cookie cutter

baking sheet

stand mixer

blender

bowl

oven

spatula

Cooking instruction summary:

Arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 325F (about 165C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Alternatively, lightly grease two baking sheets before using.In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, nuts, sugar and orange zest. Using a pastry blender, or heavy-duty stand mixer with paddle attached on low speed, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. Dough will still be very crumbly. Knead the dough until smooth. Form into a ball and then flatten slightly into a compact disk.On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough until -inch thick. Using 1 to 3-inch size cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.Bake for 18 to 22 minutes (18 to 20 minutes for small cookies or 20 to 22 minutes for large cookies) or until bottoms start to brown and centers are set.Allow cookies to cool slightly on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Using a metal cookie spatula, transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing with jam and sprinkling with sugars.

 

Step by step:


1. Arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 325F (about 165C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Alternatively, lightly grease two baking sheets before using.In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, nuts, sugar and orange zest. Using a pastry blender, or heavy-duty stand mixer with paddle attached on low speed, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. Dough will still be very crumbly. Knead the dough until smooth. Form into a ball and then flatten slightly into a compact disk.On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough until -inch thick. Using 1 to 3-inch size cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.

2. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.

3. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes (18 to 20 minutes for small cookies or 20 to 22 minutes for large cookies) or until bottoms start to brown and centers are set.Allow cookies to cool slightly on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Using a metal cookie spatula, transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing with jam and sprinkling with sugars.


Nutrition Information:

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314k Calories
2g Protein
12g Total Fat
51g Carbs
1% Health Score
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Calories
314k
16%

Fat
12g
20%

  Saturated Fat
7g
46%

Carbohydrates
51g
17%

  Sugar
34g
38%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
102mg
4%

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Protein
2g
5%

Manganese
0.22mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Selenium
7µg
10%

Folate
37µg
9%

Vitamin A
358IU
7%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Phosphorus
30mg
3%

Copper
0.05mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.38mg
3%

Magnesium
7mg
2%

Zinc
0.24mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

Potassium
42mg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.12mg
1%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

Calcium
10mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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