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Rosemary Almond Crescent Cakes


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Okay so here's a favorite recipe I use around Samhain, I allways make enough so I can leave a small plate of cookies oustide of each door of my house as an offering to spirits on their journey. Plus they are delicious!!! Taste great with tea or coffee.

 

  • 1 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of almond flour or finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • about a tablespoon of dried rosemary (more if fresh)
  • 3 cups dark, milk, or white chocolate of your choice

1 Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the extracts and rosemary and mix.

 

2 Add the flour and almond flour. Mix thoroughly.

 

3 Take generous tablespoons of the dough (it will be slightly crumbly) and roll it into a small ball, about an inch in diameter, and then shape into a crescent shape(I sometimes do "full-moon" shape because it's easier lol) Place onto parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until a light golden brown.

 

4 Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle melted chocolate as desired(melt in pot not in microwave!)

 

 

 

 

And enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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I haven't tried rosemary in a cake before. Around halloween I make little cakes with cinnamon, ginger and coriander in them and soak the ones for the gods and the dead in alcohol and burn them in offering.

 

They didn't really approve of chocolate when I tried some in them :( Honey was okay though.

 

Does the rosemary have a particular significance? Apologies if that's a dense question.

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I haven't tried rosemary in a cake before. Around halloween I make little cakes with cinnamon, ginger and coriander in them and soak the ones for the gods and the dead in alcohol and burn them in offering.

 

They didn't really approve of chocolate when I tried some in them :( Honey was okay though.

 

Does the rosemary have a particular significance? Apologies if that's a dense question.

 

rosemary is just cleansing and a protectional herb. I am a hyper sensitive to spirits so I tend to use it a lot, it keeps them at bay so I can have some peace and quiet.

 

also...burning chocolate sounds like it would smell pretty bad. I dont advise you burn these cookies lol these are more of a traditional cookie for eating and leaving for spirits. once the cookies have been out over night, I bury them in the morning.

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This sounds wonderful! I think I may try making these for Samhain.

Also, rosemary is a traditional funerary herb. Rosemary was used (obviously to help with the odor of the dead body) for rememberance of the deceased.

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I made this recipe yesterday & they are so good. My whole family loved them! I drizzled milk choc and white choc on them and left out the powdered sugar.

 

Also left some outdoors :)

 

thanks again for the great recipe-I know I'll use it again.

 

~Anara

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