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Sugar Dipped Butter Cookies

My Mom found this sugar cookie recipe on the Land O Lakes website. She is in Florida for the winter, so I made some the other day and mailed them to her. They came out quite delicious! The cookie is tender and the top is covered in crunchy sugar. This is also an easy recipe to make since all of these ingredients are staples in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • water

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and the butter in mixing bowl. Beat on medium, scraping bowl, until creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low until well combined.
  3. Place remaining 1 cup of sugar in a small bowl, and fill another small bowl with water. Shape dough into 1 inch round balls. Dip balls halfway in water and then into sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until very lightly brown on edges.

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Texas Sheet Cake

My Mom used to make a Texas Sheet Cake every year for every birthday in our immediate family. We all loved it! She used to refrigerate it and the frosting would be crisp and chocolatey. Over the years the recipe remained the same, but the results were not as good. Now it seems to come on gooey instead of tender inside and crisp on the outside. I searched the internet for a new recipe and ended up finding one from the pioneer woman. We made it this weekend and it was freaking delicious!

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons (heaping) unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 1-3/4 stick butter
  • 4 tablespoons (heaping) unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 cup) powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
  3. Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
  4. In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. While cake is baking, make the icing. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together, and pour over warm cake.

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Chocolate “cup” cakes

I was recently reading an issue of People magazine and found a recipe for Michael Symon’s Cake in a Cup.  It looked easy, decadent, and delicious.  Best part is you bake them in the microwave.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Put butter and chocolate in a glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on highest setting. Stir until melted.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, and next 4 ingredients. Whisk in chocolate mixture.  Divide among four 10 oz coffee mugs.
  3. Place mugs in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on highest setting. Let cool 30 seconds.  Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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