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Esther Eskelson's Danish Raspberry Cookies

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Category: Cookies, Chocolate, Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1 oz squares unsweetened
  • -chocolate
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 c Cake flour
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 c Milk chocolate or white
  • Chocolate chips or a mixture
  • 1 c Seedless raspberry preserves


Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler over hot not boiling water. Remove
from heat and cool. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light. Add
egg and melted chocolate; beat until fluffy. Stir in cake flour, vanilla
and salt until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hr.

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment
paper. Divide dough into 4 equal parts and divide each part into two
pieces. Roll each piece into a rope 12" long on a lightly floured board.
The ropes should be about the thickness of a finger. Place 2" apart on the
prepared cookie sheets. With your finger tip, make an indentation along the
length of each rope. Bake 8 min or until firm.

Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl over hot water. If you
are using both kinds of chocolate, melt separately. Stir until smooth. Stir
preserves and spoon them into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4" tip. [You can
use a plastic bag with a corner snipped off with scissors.]

When you remove the cookies from the oven, press preserves down the
indentation in each cookie strip. Return to the oven for 2 min and remove
to wire racks. While cookies are still warm, drizzle melted chocolate over
the tops and cut into 1" diagonal pieces. Refrigerate until the chocolate
has set.

This recipe was learned by my mate Roslind many Christmases ago from her
first husband's grandmother, Esther Eskelson and has been a family favorite
ever since.

Jim Weller
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #258

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