Friday, October 29, 2010

Peter Peter

Pumpkin Cookie Eater. I felt the need to make Fall/Halloween cookies and used a Betty Crocker recipe. WOW. Totally delicious, even without the buttercream frosting. They turned out pretty well if I do say so myself!

Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar or colored sugar

1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ghoulish Delight

My overgrown child-husband wanted ghost burgers for the Halloween season. And that's what he got! Sirloin burgers topped with Havarti cheese using a Wilton ghost shaped cookie cutter.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Take Two: Sweet Mandy B's

One of my very first posts on this blog was about Sweet Mandy B's. Well finally made it back! The cupcakes look a little more sophisticated and the shop has expanded into the next building over, but one thing hasn't changed, the cupcakes are still good.