Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Easily my favorite new cookie of 2019!  I have yet to find a person who can just eat one. 🙂 Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 2 and 1/2 cups (310g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick; 115g) unsalted butter, softened…

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Recipe from Kitchn Makes 2 to 3 cups 9 oz water (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 4 liquid ounces egg whites (from about 3 large eggs) 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Instructions Place the water, sugar, and corn…

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies These are a favorite at Christmas parties every year.  I found them originally on Pinterest, and have been tweaking them every year to improve the process.  Here are the basic steps: Make the peanut butter cookie dough.  I suggest using this recipe. When the dough is done, scoop the dough out…

Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons…

Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe from Alton Brown 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites* (see note below) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (measure it *after* you sift it) In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is…

Super Apple Pie

Recipe from Alton Brown FOR THE CRUST 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 ounces vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy (calvados) 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar FOR THE FILLING 4 1/2 pounds of…

Pie Crust

Recipe from Alton Brown Makes 1 pie crust. Ingredients 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, chilled 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lard or vegetable shortening, chilled 6 ounces (approximately 1 cup) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 cup ice water (or an aromatic liquor…Whiskey, Rum, Applejack) Approximately 32 ounces of dried beans,…

Fudgy Brownie Bites

Recipe from Chasing Delicious Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped 2 cups sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 ounces 70% cocoa chocolate bar, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs, cold 3/4 cup cake flour Instructions 1. Butter a mini muffin pan (with 36 muffin cups); preheat…

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker YIELD: about 3 dozen large cookies PREP: 1 hour 30 minutes COOK: 15 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect base for royal icing or a more casual slathering of buttercream. INGREDIENTS 6 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups unsalted butter,…

Chocopocalypse Cookies

Recipe from Alton Brown Ingredients 6 oz 54% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 oz (not cups!) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 oz light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad (Site is in Spanish, so you may need to use Google Translate) Servings: ~24 cookies Ingredients For the cookies: 400g all purpose flour (3 ⅔ cup) 125g powdered sugar (1 ¼ cup) 200g butter (1 cube + 6 Tablespoons) 1 medium egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of…

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt NOTES: Follow the…

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies Recipe from AlidasKitchen.com Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 to 8 drops red food coloring, adjust amount to desired color 24 milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses…

Swedish Overnights

Swedish Overnights Recipe from MacrinaBakery.com Click here for printable recipe Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 egg, separated 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped walnuts Sugar crystals in your favorite colors Click here for full recipe…

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine (Makes about 2 dozen) 2 egg whites (scant 1/3 cup) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon pure almond extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Set rack in middle of oven.  Mist baking sheet with non-stick spray (or use parchment…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped DIRECTIONS:…

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Ina Garten, Food Network Ingredients Butter, for greasing the pans 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups good cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk, shaken 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature…

Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe from Food and Wine magazine 1 pie crust (see note below) 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt Whipped cream, for serving CRUST: Pie dough, Graham Cracker or Oreo…

Fudgy Macaroons

Fudgy Macaroons Makes approx 3.5 dozen macaroons 1 c. evaporated milk 1 1/2 c. sugar 4 Tbsp. butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract 12 oz chocolate chips 4 c. Corn Flakes 3 c. coconut flakes 1 c. roughly chopped nuts (optional. I use walnuts) Pour chocolate chips (12 oz) in large bowl.  Set aside. In a…

White Cake (8- and 9-inch pan recipes)

The Perfect White Cake (8-inch pan)  Recipe from iambaker.net Ingredients 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 cup milk at room temperature 6 large egg whites at room temperature 2 teaspoons almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon table salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened but still…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Macrina Bakery & Cafe Makes one 9-inch pumpkin pie 1 9-inch pre-baked pie shell 1 cup roasted sugar pumpkin purée Baker’s parchment paper 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 6 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network This is a modification on the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe, adapted to make the cookies more chewy and moist.  They’re incredible!! Ingredients 8 ounces unsalted butter 12 ounces bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 ounces granulated sugar…

Twix Bars

“Twix” Bars 1 tube of sugar cookie dough (from refrigerated section of grocery store) 1 bag of caramels (individually wrapped) 1 stick of butter 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1 12-oz package of chocolate chips 2/3 cup peanut butter Roll out sugar cookie dough onto a baking sheet with edges. Bake according to recipe…

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones 4 c flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp allspice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup cold unsalted butter 2/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup pumpkin puree (no spices or sugar added) 2 tsp vanilla extract…

Oatmeal Spice Cake

Oatmeal Spice Cake Cake Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cup boiling water 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 1/2 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 1/2 c flour 1 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon Combine 1 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 cup oatmeal.  Mix boiling water and oatmeal. Let…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 c. butter, softened 1.5 c. powdered sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp almond extract 2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 tsp salt 3 3/4 c. all-purpose flour Red food coloring (I prefer Americolor gel) Instructions In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. …