Saturday, December 27, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Cream together peanut butter, shortening and sugar.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients. Do not over-mix.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork tines dipped in water.
Leave tine marks on surface of cookies.
Bake in pre-heated 375 degrees oven 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Cool on rack.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Praline Cake

  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 1 tub coconut pecan frosting
  • 4 eggs                                                                                             
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
Mix all ingredients together.
Beat on low speed 30 seconds.
Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in pre-heated oven 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Tip:  Serve plain or top with a simply confectioners' sugar glaze.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix sugar, milk and butter together in a saucepot.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Slowly pour over cake.