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Christmas dessert from cookies without baking


This is a very quick and tasty New Year's dessert made of cookies, for the preparation of which simple ingredients are needed and no pastry experience is needed. Dessert - without baking, nevertheless it turns out simply delicious! Portion balls of creamy shortcrust pastry covered with crispy glossy fondant and decorated with multi-colored sprinkles look very New Year's on the festive table. Glaze can be divided into several parts and tinted with food colors of different colors - Christmas balls are obtained almost like real ones!

Christmas dessert from cookies without baking
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Number: 20 pieces

Ingredients for a dessert without cookies

  • 300 g of sweet shortbread cookies;
  • 160 g butter;
  • 30 g of powdered sugar;
  • 1 tablespoon of brandy;
  • 2 tablespoons of milk;
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract;
  • 200 g of confectionery fudge (powder);
  • 30 ml of drinking water;
  • confectionery topping;
  • salt.

A method of preparing a New Year's dessert from cookies without baking

Beat butter softened at room temperature for several minutes until it becomes lush and light. Add the icing sugar and a pinch of fine salt. Beat everything together for another 3 minutes, you get a very light, smooth homogeneous mass.

Add powdered sugar and a pinch of salt to the whipped butter. Whisk together for another 3 minutes

Grind the shortbread cookies thoroughly in a blender to make a very small crumb, almost like flour. For the New Year's dessert, you can use cookies with taste, for example, baked milk or strawberry.

We add cookie crumbs to whipped butter, pour milk and cognac, mix thoroughly. If the dessert is intended for children, replace cognac with milk or cream.

Add the vanilla extract, knead the dough, it will turn out to be thick and quite sticky, as it should be. We remove the dough for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator.

Grind shortbread cookies in a blender Add cookie crumbs to whipped butter, pour milk and cognac, mix Add vanilla extract, knead the dough and remove for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator

One ball will need a teaspoon with a slide of dough, no longer needed - large balls are difficult to glaze. We put a ball of dough on the palm of your hand, greased with vegetable oil, roll up the ball, put it on parchment for baking. At this stage, the New Year’s dessert needs to be cooled significantly, so either send it for half an hour or an hour to the refrigerator, or 15-20 minutes to the freezer.

We form and cool the balls

In the meantime, prepare the icing. Pour the finished confectionery fudge in powder into a deep bowl. Cool boiled water to 50 degrees Celsius, add water to the powder in small portions, mix. You get a bright white paste, it is not stored, so you need to glaze immediately. You can also glaze this dessert with melted white chocolate or chocolate icing.

Make icing

We chop the cooled balls on wooden skewers, dip them into the icing, spread them on parchment, sprinkle with a multi-colored pastry topping. Instead of wooden skewers, you can take a toothpick, a canapé fork or two ordinary forks.

Dip balls into icing and sprinkle with confectionery powder

We put the finished New Year's dessert from cookies without baking in the refrigerator, leave it in a cool place until serving. Bon Appetit.

New Year's dessert from cookies without baking is ready

By the way, you can put in each ball a nut, zest, a small candied fruit, you get a dessert with a surprise!