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Cocktail Sticks with Dry Fruits and Nuts

Cocktail Sticks with Dry Fruits and Nuts
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I called these cookies ‘cocktail sticks’, but, in reality, they are quite versatile.

The sticks can be served for any occasion, or given away as a lovely homemade gift, or become a sweet treat for kids. With a glass of milk or cocoa these cookies are great as an after school snack.

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They are also so good with a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee or tea, as well as for a cocktail party.

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Cocktail Sticks with Dry Fruits and Nuts

 

24-30 sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour + flour for dusting
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, or pecans)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots or/and dates

 

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).

Chop the fruits. Use a bit of flour for easier chopping and to prevent sticking.

In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender or hands, mix the flour mixture with the butter.

In another bowl, mix the sour cream and the egg until smooth.

Add the sour cream mixture into the flour-butter mixture. Stir in the nuts and dried fruits. Make a dough ball. The dough will be sticky at first, but after a little work will become more elastic.

Transfer the dough ball on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 10 x 12″ rectangle.

Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, and then cut crosswise into 3/4″ wide strips. You will make 24 to 30 strips (wider or narrower).

Transfer the strips onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a cooling rack.

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Cook with pleasure!

 



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