SWEETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
It‘s the holiday season and that means it is time to shake the dust off your favorite recipes. Holiday-themed cookies and cakes will soon overflow your kitchen to share with your family and friends.
As usual, your oven will get the workout of its life, but your convection oven is an amazing time-saver. The fan circulates the hot air throughout the oven cell so foods cook and brown more evenly and in less time. And with Dacor Wall Oven and Range features like Pure Convection™, there is no flavor transfer when the Coconut-Orange Cookies and Oatmeal-Peanut Brittle Bars have to go in at the same time.
And if you’re not the only one who loves to cook, your entire family can help with this simple sugar cookie recipe so everyone can enjoy baking together.
You can bake a basic sugar cookie or have some holiday fun with cookie cutters and sugar crystals in a variety of colors.
Makes about 30 cookies | Book: The Simple Art of Convection Cooking
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• ¾ cup sugar, plus ½ cup
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 350°F on Convection Bake. Grease a baking sheet.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, the ¾ cup sugar, the salt and vanilla and process to blend. With the machine running, add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Process until the dough rides on top of the blades. Spread the ½ cup sugar on a work surface and transfer the dough to the sugar. Roll the dough into an 18-inch-long cylinder. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to two days.
Cut into ¼ inch slices and place one inch apart on the prepared pan. Bake in the oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on the pan for about three minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
For more convection recipes, order a copy of The Simple Art of Convection Cooking Cookbook, which features dozens of easy-to-follow recipes. Also, explore the details of convection technology on Dacor Epicure® Ranges and Renaissance and Discovery Wall Ovens, or click here to find a local authorized Dacor dealer.
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