Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Cookie and a Craft #5

I don't know if you have ever had those "Windmill" cookies that you usually see in the bulk section of a store. My parents use to buy them often. The cookies were okay if there wasn't any chocolate around. Well, I found a recipe for them and decided to give it a try. A very worthy endeavor. They are easy to make, store well until you are ready to bake and they taste amazing dunked in coffee!

It turns out that the official name for the cookie is Wainachsrollen. Who knew? I sure didn't. Thank you to AllRecipes, which is good source of recipes!

adapted from Allrecipes

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup lard, melted ( I know, but how often do you make these?)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
5 cups flour (the recipe says 4 1/2 but I found I needed 5)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 of a pound of almonds, chopped

Melt butter and lard. Pour into sugars and eggs. Stir until completely mixed. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Roll the dough into 6 logs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F and slice logs into 1/4 inch slices. Bake for about ten minutes.

* Bench Notes:

I found that three logs were too long and they grew to be a big cookie. For a smaller cookie I would go with 6 logs, about 2 inches or little less in diameter.

And my latest craft for my budding, baby foodies. Aprons. I have to prime them. I sure hope they love it as much as I do. I am crafting the same color schemed aprons, for my Mom and I as well.


Bunny said...

I've never heard of these cookies before, they look very good. Why don't we wear aprons anymore?? I'd love to have one, I think they should come back! I like the full cover aprons!

kat said...

I remember those cookies, I used to pick the almonds out & just eat them. I'd love to try making them from scratch. Those aprons are sooo cute!

Cristine said...

Looks great! Both the cookies and the aprons!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never heard of these but I want them! I have to wear an apron when I cook. Otherwise I'd ruin all my clothes!

Shelly said...

Fabulous! The Husband loves those windmill cookies - oh dear...another one of your recipes I just have to try.

Anonymous said...

Much better than store bought! pretty apron :)

Grace said...

boy, that name just rolls off the tongue... :)
great-looking cookies, lori!