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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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Quick and Easy Buttermilk Cake

I always seem to have a little buttermilk leftover from other recipes and I am always trying to find ways to use it up. Tonight I searched around on the internet and found a yummy and easy recipe on about.com. I changed it up a little bit and it came out quite delicious. The batter tasted pretty good on the spoon too. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until combined. Scrape down sides and beat in egg and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add half of the buttermilk and stir to combine. Add half the flour mixture and stir to combine. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour mixture.
  3. Scrape batter into a greased 9 x 9 inch baking pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

You could always sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top if you are feeling spicy. 

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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Pie Things

I know, pie things, what an odd name for a recipe. My mom used to make these for us all the time during the holidays with leftover pie dough. We just ended up calling them pie things and the name stuck.

Ingredients:

  • leftover pie dough
  • margarine
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

Directions:

  1. Roll pie dough thinly
  2. Spread a layer of margarine over the dough.
  3. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Roll the dough up to make a long log.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and every half inch cut almost through the dough.
  6. Put into a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Buttermilk Coffee Cake

I had some leftover buttermilk in the refrigerator and I wanted to find a recipe so I could use it up.  I came across a buttermilk coffee cake recipe on allrecipes.com and this is my interpretation.  Enjoy!

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Batter:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. 
  6. Spread half of the batter into a greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
  7. Sprinkle with half of the topping. Carefully spread with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining topping.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
 

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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