Fair Trade Holiday Cooking

In the Spirit of the Holidays, Serve Fair Trade!

Serve a Fair Trade feast at your holiday meals this year! Serving dishes made with ingredients like Fair Trade certified rice, quinoa, sugar, cocoa, and coffee, while using festive Fair Trade tableware, is a great way to educate your extended family about Fair Trade. Don't forget to leave Santa cookies made with Fair Trade chocolate and sugar using the recipe below!

For Fair Trade gifts, tableware, ingredients, visit: Fair Trade USA, Fair Trade Federation, or Global Exchange's Fair Trade stores.

Cookie Recipe From Our Friends at Green America:
Fair Trade Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

(adapted from Bon Appétit)

Cookie Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup Fair Trade Cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Fair Trade Sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
Filling Ingredients
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed red-and-white-striped candy canes or hard peppermint candies (about 4 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350°F. For cookies: Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Beat in egg. Add dry ingredients; beat until blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop level tablespoonful of dough, then roll into smooth balls. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each ball. Bake for 11 minutes (do not overbake or cookies will become too crisp). For filling: Using an electric mixer, beat powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl. Add peppermint extract and food coloring. Spread 2 teaspoons filling evenly over 1 cookie then top with another cookie, pressing gently to adhere. Place crushed candy canes on plate. Roll edges of cookie sandwiches in crushed candies. Yield: 18 sandwich cookies

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