Jan 27, 2011

Vanilla Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Sugar Free Strawberry Filling




This is one of my favorite cookies ever. So buttery and pretty. Just perfect for Valentine gift giving.

Vanilla Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Sugar Free Strawberry Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Beat butter until soft. Add confectioner's sugar and beat until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl blend together flour and salt.
3. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Beat in vanilla extract.
4. Knead dough until mixture is well combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour or overnight.
5. Thaw and roll out dough to 1/4 inches thickness. Cut out cookie sandwich using heart linzer cookie cutter.
6. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
7. Dust window (top cookie ) with confectioner's sugar (optional)
8. Spread sugar free strawberry jam on bottom cookie.
9. Assemble cookie like a sandwich.

Recipe adapted from Rosewater Shortbread Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe

Jan 22, 2011

Tasty Weekend Muffins



Say hello to a happy weekend with fresh- from-the-oven-muffin  treats! These muffins taste just right and light. As this is a basic muffin recipe feel free to add  your flavorings of choice such as berries, chocolate chips or corn kernels.

Happy weekend!


Tasty Weekend Muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 stick butter (melted)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

3.Melt butter in microwave.

4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add the sugar, milk and vanilla to the eggs.

5. Grease and flour a muffin pan.

6. Pour melted butter into the egg-vanilla-milk mixture gradually.

7. Gently pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake immediately for 20 minutes or until  a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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