Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Harvest Moon Cookies from THE GOOD WITCH

Tonight would be a great night for a nap...  Cool air, candles snapping happily..

However, it's Autumn...  who wants to sleep when it's so beautiful outside?  I have decided to finally bake the cookies featured on "The Good Witch" series, Harvest Moon cookies.

Here is the recipe.  Stay tuned for results...  Hey, it's an almond cookie dipped in chocolate.  I think it will be fine, huh?

Harvest Moon Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup ground almond meal ( I ordered mine from Amazon)

Preheat the oven to 350˚F
Cream the butter and slowly add in the sugar.  Add in the vanilla and almond extracts and the almond meal.  Work in the flour gradually. Wrap the dough in wax paper or parchment paper and refrigerate for 2 hours. 
Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. These are delicate cookies, so don't handle them too much. Divide the dough into 2 batches, leaving one in the refrigerator. Divide the dough into small 1 teaspoon sized balls and place them on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten with the heel of your hand or a spatula. Bake until just slightly golden brown on the bottoms, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool the cookies and drizzle with white or dark chocolate or cover 1/2 of the cookie in chocolate. Serve with cocoa or chocolate milk for dunking.

8 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, I love "The Good Witch."

    Cookies featured there? I missed that. but you have shared the recipe. Thank you!

    Happy Haunt-ings,
    Tessa~

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  2. The best show ever want it to be every week

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  3. Cool! I will try these! I watched the very first The Good Witch movie in which she baked them for Jake & Derrick at the police station. Looks yummy!

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  4. I believe the cookies on the good witch had cardamom. Any suggestions for adding that ingredient?

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    1. CARDAMOM SPICE COOKIES

      by: Three Many Cooks
      Serves: Makes 2 dozen
      INGREDIENTS
      2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
      2 teaspoons baking soda
      ½ teaspoon salt
      1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom, more for sprinkling
      1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
      1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
      6 tablespoons vegetable oil
      6 tablespoons very soft butter
      1 cup sugar
      ¼ cup molasses
      1 large egg
      INSTRUCTIONS
      Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees.
      Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside. Whisk oil, butter, and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in molasses, then egg. Stir in dry ingredients.
      Form dough into 2-tablespoon portions and set cookies about 2 ½ inches apart on a silpat- or parchment-lined 18- by 12-inch rimmed baking sheet. (Figure about 8 cookies per sheet). Bake until puffed slightly, golden brown around the edges, and starting to crackle about 10 minutes if baking 1 sheet and about 12 minutes for 2 sheets. Don’t over bake! (If you’re baking 2 sheets at a time, switch positions after 7 or 8 minutes.)
      As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, sprinkle a little ground cardamom on top of each one. Allow cookies to cool on the sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cooled cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week.
      NOTES
      Make sure you use very soft—not melted!—butter. If you can, leave it on the counter for a few hours or overnight. If you have to quickie-soften your butter in the microwave and melt some in the process, you may need to add a little more flour to make the dough hang together. Just add enough flour that the dough will hold a very soft ball.

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    2. These are what Cassie sent to brandon & he shared with tara

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  5. The cookies on The Good Witch series do have cardamom, which sound sooo good! These, however, were inspired by the earlier movie. She took them to Jake at the police department. I cannot remember where I found the recipe!Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Wow! What a treat to find this recipe from Good Witch. Thanks!

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