Recipe – Christmas Cookies – Pracicki

Pracicki

Pracicky

Nicole
Pracicky
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 12 people

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Cookie Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Icing Sugar
  • Crushed Walnuts
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 6 Cloves
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Lemon Peel (zest)

If Needed

  • 2 Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Set Oven to 350°F
  • Mix all dry ingredients including lemon zest in a mixing bowl and turn over onto a clean countertop.
  • Form dry ingredients into a 'volcano-shaped' pile.
  • Use hands to mix in softened butter into dry ingredients. Continue to knead ingredients to form a dough ball.
  • **If the mixture is too dry to form into dough ball add one whole egg to the mixture – If it is still too dry add second whole egg**
  • Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for one-half hour.
  • Remove dough ball from the refrigerator and dust clean countertop with flour.
  • Spray cookie molds with cooking spray.
  • Pinch a small portion of dough from the ball and roll on the floured countertop to form a mini dough ball.
  • Press the mini dough ball into cookie form making sure to press into all corners of the form.
  • Press one last time in the middle of the cookie form to create a small divot to ensure cookies will take the shape of the form.
  • Bake for 15 minutes cookies edges will be crisp and the dough should be hard, not soft or springy.
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes then tip the forms over to release cookies.
  • Place cookies on your favorite Christmas platter and generously dust with sugar.
Keyword Baking, cookies, Cristmas, Czech, Easy, Favorite, Traditional