Thursday, December 7, 2006

They should be illegal

These li'l guys are called Raspberry Strippers. Sounds indecent, doesn't it? They way they taste, they probably SHOULD be illegal...but they're not. Butter, sugar, egg white, vanilla, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt form the shortbread part ... and trusty ol' raspberry jam forms the middle ... then it's drizzled [pardon me while I wipe away some of the drool off my chin. It might be the effects of the novacaine...or not] with a powdered sugar/vanilla/lemon juice icing. Mmmm. Again, one of the cookies had an accident and broke apart. Again, we had to put it out of its misery. When will they learn?

edit 12/10/06 4:05 pm: This recipe has been requested, so I have included it below:

Raspberry (Or Apricot ... or Strawberry ...) Strippers
1/3 c sugar
5 T butter, softened
1 large egg white
1 c flour
1 T cornstarch
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
cooking spray
1/3 c raspberry preserves (also works with other kinds)
1/2 c confectioner's/powdered sugar
2 t fresh lemon juice
1/4 t vanilla or almond extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Beat sugar and butter until well blended
3. Add 1 1/2 t vanilla and egg white, beat well
4. In separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Stir with whisk.
5. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until well blended. Dough will be stiff.
6. Turn dough out on floured surface. Divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12" long log. Place logs 3" apart on baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
7. Form a 1/2" deep indentation down the length of each log using index finger or end of wooden spoon
8. Spoon preserves into the center.
9. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
10. Remove logs to a cutting board.
11. Make frosting to drizzle on top. Combine confectioner's sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla/almond extract. Stir well with whisk.
12. Drizzle sugar mixture over warm logs. Immediately cut each log diagonally into 12 slices, but do NOT separate.
13. Cool 10 minutes, separate slices. Transfer slices to wire racks to cool completely.


Eleni said...

LOL!!! These cookies don't seem to know what's good for them?!? Do you do overseas deliveries??? :D

nat said...

ohhh yummie - I think you should all send them over to me - that way you are safe _ LOL!

Natty said...

OMG I am going to have to stop visiting when you have food on show!

They look delish!

kaj said...

Susanne, honey. I am starting to see a pattern here. I know someone who can investigate what appears to be cookie murder!!!!

Latharia said...

Eleni & Nat: Don't worry ... we'll keep the rest of them safe. I believe this falls under the term "acceptable losses"

Natty: Be forewarned, then -- you might have a challenge on your hands for the next 11 days!

kaj: I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. I can account for my whereabouts. I have an alibi. You can't pin anything on me!

jacquie said...

u crack me up girl! you could rationalize anything. why aren't you an attorney??