Sticks and Stones Recipe

Sticks and Stones Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

Bake these cookies for a fun Halloween treat for the kids, or better yet, make these cookies with them!

6
Servings
446
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cocoa powder

Directions

Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, shortening, and granulated sugar until light. Scrape the bowl, add the egg, and beat just until combined. Add the flour mixture all at once and incorporate, making sure to only beat until combined. Scrape the dough onto plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. 

When ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, remove the dough from the fridge, and break off walnut-sized pieces. Roll them into irregular rounds with your hands. You’re making rocks. The great part is that they can’t be too perfect!

Roll out another chunk of dough on a floured surface about ¼-inch thick and cut long strips about ¼-inch wide by 4-5 inches long. Bend and twist them to look like sticks. You can cut little notches in them as well. 

Or, take a golf ball-sized piece of dough and roll the dough between your palms and the counter to form a long snake. Cut off 4- to 5-inch portions and bend into sticks. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. 

While they are baking, stir together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Also, leave some powdered sugar in a bowl by itself. Have a sifter nearby; you will need it when the cookies come out of the oven.

When you remove them from the oven, immediately sift the sugar-cocoa combination over some of the sticks and rocks. Sift the plain powdered sugar over others. You can also leave some plain. Stick the cookies in a basket so they look all spiky. Remember to store them in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
81g
62%
Protein
9g
20%
Calcium, Ca
235mg
24%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
138µg
35%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
91mg
13%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
321mg
21%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Recipe Shopping Tip

For healthy recipes, choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.