Hi everyone and welcome to this months new event of Make it Happen Blog Hop! Five bloggers, including myself , have formed an alliance to challenge ourselves in different capacities over the next 12 months.
This month, Christmas month we have decided to do an Eggnog challenge. To tell the truth Eggnog or Zabaione, the Italian equivalent, is not my favourite Christmas treat.
But I decided since this is a challenge and believe me it was, I would give it my best.
If you are a lover of eggnog then I’m sure you will also enjoy Zabaione, if not you can always eat the cookies! Which is what I did. I decided to make some delicious Italian chocolate cookies to serve with the Zabaione.
This is a super easy recipe to make. Some use electric beaters to make Zabaione, but I used a whisk, you need a little extra time but I find I had more control when I reached the desired thickness. The cookies were also fast and delicious, an Italian type chocolate shortbread. Enjoy!
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons Marsala wine or Moscato wine
- CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH
- 2/3 cup butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 egg yolk room temperature
In a medium bowl with a whisk (or electric hand beaters) beat egg yolks and sugar until smooth and pale yellow (and sugar has dissolved), then place the bowl over a small pot of simmering hot water over low heat (make sure the bowl is not touching the water) and then add the Marsala continue beating until you reach the desired thickness. Pour into dessert glasses or bowls, serve immediately or at room temperature.
CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH
In a large bowl,gently whisk together flour,sugar,cocoa and baking powder, create a well in the middle and add slightly beaten egg and yolk and butter cut into pieces. Mix together, at this point turn mixture onto a slightly floured surface and work the mixture to form a soft dough (it will take about 10 minutes for everything to come together to form a dough, it does seem crumbly at first but don't lose patience). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from fridge and knead the dough a couple of times to soften it up again on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/8" thickness (or slightly thicker) and cut into shapes. Bake in pre-heated 350° oven for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
This post is part of the “Make It Happen” blog series. Every month, myself and some other bloggers challenge ourselves to try something we have never done before and Make It Happen! We are excited to be on this journey together so please check out their posts below!