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davidg618

Holiday Cookies

to share with  family and friends. Two traditional: Welsh Cakes, and Date-nut Pinwheels, and two newer: Chocolate-Chocolate chip-Chipotle-Hazelnut and Ameretta-Almond Biscotti. Thirty dozen total.

Happy Holidays to all,

David G

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mini_maggie

What's in a Welsh cake?

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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davidg618

Here's the original blog entry re Welsh Cakes I wrote in 2009. It contains a bit of history, and the original recipe and directions.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/11821/welsh-cakes-la-grandma-aka-welsh-cookies-recipe

There are one or two alternative recipes among the comments.

David G

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isand66

Beautiful looking cookies.

thanks for sharing.

Ian

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davidg618

I've gone a little obsessive over biscotti in the past couple years.

Thanks,

David G

golgi70's picture
golgi70

Do they come off like a cookie or a pancake?  How well do they keep?  i imagine well since you have them all made.

I'm gonna have to try this

Josh

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davidg618

similar to shortbread, but not as dry or dense. They keep well, but then I've never seen on go stale. They disappear before having a chance to stale.

David G

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breadsong

Hello David,
You've been busy - 30 dozen of these beauties?
Thanks for the link back to your post about Welsh Cakes and thank you so much for sharing your grandmother's recipe.
Happy holidays,
:^) breadsong

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davidg618

For reasons unknown, they skipped a generation in my family. I don't recall any aunt or uncle, nor my mother either making them in their generation. My Welsh grandmother's house was were I hid when things got heavy around home. She was great to hang out with.  I inherited my love for baking and cooking from her.

David G

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Mebake

David! 

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davidg618

All my baking has a "rustic" appearance. In the past I've tried for the elegant you've demonstrated with your pastries, with far less success. I've decided "rustic" is my "signature approach".

David G