We bake every year several kinds of Christmas cookies. Most of them are traditional Swiss and European cookies that I know and have liked since my childhood. I find most of the recipes in my old Swiss baking book that my mother had already before I was born.
A few weeks before I start baking, I take out my books and magazines and look through all the yummy cookies…and then all the amazing recipes online! If we could only eat that much, I would definitely like to bake way more varieties:)
So I settle on my usual ones and then I will add one or two new cookies. I found these Domino stones in an older German Magazine. With European recipes I sometimes have to change things up a bit, just because I can not find the exact ingredient here.
Let your kids help with the decorating;) These are also cute just plain without the chocolate icing.
Sweet Domino Stones
- 125g butter, soft
- 100g sugar
- 1tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 50g corn starch
- 150g flour
- 3tsp baking powder
- 1tsp orange, zest
- 30g almonds, ground
- 50ml milk
- 3tsp cocoa powder
- 150g almonds, ground
- 150g sugar
- 1 organic orange, zest
- 1-2 orange, juice
- 500g dark chocolate
- 50g icing sugar
- 1-2tsp lemon juice
-Preheat stove to 350F/180C. I used a 12×8 inch (30x20cm) baking dish.
-In a bowl mix butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, eggs until creamy.
-Mix in corn starch, flour, baking powder, orange zest, almonds and milk. Mix well.
-Divide batter into two. In one bowl mix in cocoa powder until well blended.
-In a third small bowl mix together almonds, sugar and orange zest. Add orange juice until mixture is moist.
-Spread vanilla mix into prepared dish, top with almond mix and last add the cocoa batter, spreading evenly.
-Bake for about 15 min. or tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
-Cut into domino stones.
-In a double boiler melt the dark chocolate. Carefully dip in dominoes, (or only the top).
-Mix together icing sugar and lemon juice and decorate with dots.
The almond filling tastes like Marzipan!
Aren’t they cute…