Are you aware today is the day of St. Claire? This is the high time to prepare for the feast and our article will give you certain ideas you can use right away to keep it simple and delicious!
St. Clare in the Catholic world
St. Clare was known for her devotion to the Holy Eucharist and her life was a perfect example of carrying the mission of Christian worship. She represents St. Francis’ humility, poverty and mortification living her life according to the rules that were able to bring her to heaven and make all of the humans closer to the God through her prays.
Needless to say, the feast of the St. Claire’s day should be kept modest as well with pretty simple dishes. Yet, they should certainly be tasty. Here you have great ideas for your feast table.
St. Claire’s solemn vow cross cookies
One of the best ways to commemorate the life of St. Claire is to recall of the core values of her life. These were enclosure, chastity, poverty and obedience.
The cross cookies are very simple to make and, at the same time they are very symbolic and tasty.
The variety of ingredients for this dessert is quite modest.
The cookies themselves can be made of any type of dough you prefer. The most important part is making them shaped as crosses.
For frosting, you will need some guidelines. You will need one stick of butter, around six tablespoons of cocoa, a box of powdered sugar, a tablespoon of vanilla. If it happens you are not satisfied with the consistency of the mixture for your frosting, you might consider adding a bit of milk, usually up to six tablespoons for the dough prepared with the amount of ingredients suggested here will be enough.
To prepare this amazing and simple cookies, you should start with melting the butter on the stove. ideally, use low heat in order to prevent your butter from overheating which might simply fry it. Add cocoa into the melted butter and mix it.
The next step is putting the butter and cocoa mixture into a bowl where you will also add sugar and vanilla as well as the milk if needed. All has to be mixed together so that you get creamy consistency.
An amazing idea for these cookies is to write down the core values we have mentioned at the beginning of our article on top of the frosting. For that, you might need any frosting in the white colour.
By the way, if you happen to have the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration somewhere nearby your residence, you can also pay them a visit and share your feast foods with them.