Angels or ghosts? Just go wherever the cookie cutter takes you. Inspired to make cookies for a Christmas film fest, I wanted to use up rye flour and then I figured the pine nuts could go in too.  Nothing like Home Alone and Charlie Brown’ Christmas Special to get you in the mood. Did you know the Charlie Brown Christmas Special dates from 1965?

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Rye flour cookies with a sweet crunch – Just take…

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Ingredients: 200 gr cream cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 half teaspoon baking powder, 1 half teaspoon of salt, 100 gr crushed pine nuts, 1 third cup white sugar, 1 cup rye flour, 1 cup plain flour and a few teaspoons of honey to make them crackly and golden…

Cream the cream cheese and the butter until fluffy and smooth, mix the dry ingredients well before adding them to the butter mix. I crushed the pine nuts in their bag with a rolling pin before adding them to the mix.

It takes time and a little bit of faith but the crumbly mess will form a  lovely dough with the help of a few tablespoons of water…

Leave to chill for at least a half hour (if you don’t, it’s not a big problem) and the roll as thin as you can using  plenty of flour to prevent sticking and thus save your sanity.

Cut into whatever shapes you like and glaze with a little honey before baking them for about 8-10 minutes in the oven. I also stuck a few flaked almonds onto the angel’s tummies before putting in the oven.

Allow to cool so they become crispy. Leave for a bit longer in the oven to get the crunchy honey coating…

Don’t forget to sprinkle liberally with sugar before, during and after…

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