Friday, April 22, 2011

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

This recipe is from LDS Living. Its a perfect recipe for Spring and Summer!

½ C butter, softened
1 C sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp baking soda
1-½ C flour
½ C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy 3-5 minutes. Add in the vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Pour powdered sugar onto a bowl. Form dough in a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fluffy Biscuits

I was sure there was another box of Bisquick in our pantry but when I came up empty handed I went to All recipes to see if I could find a recipe fast enough for our dinner in 20 minutes! I found this recipe and will never make biscuits from Bisquick again! These are SO good and SO fast! I did make a few changes to the recipes directions since I didn't have time to read the actual directions thoroughly before I made them.

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
In a mixer, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add in shortening and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.