We have come to our final cookie recipe for this Christmas season and sometime next week I will post all of our cookies and the chefs that baked them for everyone to enjoy until January 1, 2011.
Millie's Guayaba Cookies.
Step 1...Cut in half 4 Guayabas and then scoop the pulp out and place it into a medium size cooking pot.
Add to the pulp mixture:
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup water
Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes on low heat, then strain the pulp from the pits into another small pot...use a wooden spoon to mash well the pulp and the pits.
(Discard the pits)
Step 2...add to the Guayaba pulp these ingredients.
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tablespoon of pure honey
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Simmer this mixture for 30 more minutes on low heat.
Step 3...add to the pulp mixture while it is hot
2 cups confectionery sugar
4 teaspoons of water
Stir well the entire mixture for a few minutes. Then simmer for another 30 more minutes on low heat until the sauce thickens. Then set the filling aside to cool off.
1/2 cup of softened non dairy butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup egg replacement
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
In a microwave safe bowl melt butter, add sugar and vanilla...mix well and set aside. In a large bowl mix all your dry ingredients, then combine your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients. Mix well then wrap your dough in saran wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease cookie pans and then roll out the dough for a few minutes (until it becomes softer to work with). Then roll out your dough and cut the cookies out with the rim of a drinking glass. Place the small discs unto your cookie pans and bake for 10 minutes.
Step 4...Transfer the baked cookies unto a cooling rack. Once your cookies are cooled...using the rough bottom part of the cookie fill the cookie with the guayaba filling, then place another cookie on top just like the photo below
Step 5....Place all the cookies on top of your counter top and then sprinkle them heavily with powder sugar using a shaker. Place them on a serving tray and serve it to your guests. They will enjoy these delicious cookies.
NOTE****When storing the cookies store them in a tight covered bowl in the refrigerator then set out 20 minutes before serving...or in the freezer and set out at room temperature 1 hour before serving.