3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
To Make Filling:
Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla until soft and smooth. Add coconut and nuts. Wrap tightly in plastic food wrap and refrigerate filling.
To Make Dough:
Beat butter until softened. Add half of flour. Then add 1 cup sugar, cocoa, egg, milk, and baking soda. Beat untill combined. Work in the rest of the flour. Chill dough until firm enough to roll. Place dough between 2 sheets of waxed
paper. With rolling pin roll dough in a rectangle 14 x 6 inches. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.
Remove filling from refrigerator and shape into a roll 14 inches long. Place filling on top of dough. Start on one end and roll dough around filling (like rolling up a rug) . Moisten and pinch edges together. Cut roll in half. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for two days. Cut into 1/4-inch slices (using a very sharp knife or waxed dental floss slid under log and crisscrossed at top). Put on greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 F (190 C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on sheet for about 1 minute and then finish cooling on racks.
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons peanut butter
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13″ baking pan.
In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt the chocolate chips with the 4 tablespoons peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread on top of the mixture in the baking pan.
Refrigerate for about 1 hour before cutting into bars.
1 cup plain flour
just under 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 large egg, separated
1-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon or ground cardamom
pinch of salt
blanched almonds to decorate
Pre-heat oven to 300 F (150 C). Put aside the egg white, 1 ounce of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or cardamom for glazing. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the yolk of the egg, the sugar, salt and spice. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon and then knead until smooth. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookie shapes with your favorite cookie cutter. Mix the egg white with 1 level tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of spice and brush over the cookies. Put one blanched almond in the centre of each cookie. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown.