Sweet and Simple Lemon Tart

Sweet and Simple Lemon Tart “‘A taste you’ll never forget.’” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more to taste 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan. Combine butter with 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar in a bowl until smooth; stir in 1 cup flour. Press dough into prepared baking pan; pierce crust with fork in several … Continue reading Sweet and Simple Lemon Tart

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small … Continue reading Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Simple Scones

Simple Scones “Make a holiday breakfast — or afternoon tea — really special with these sweet bakery treats.” Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants) 1/2 cup sour cream 1 large egg Directions Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to … Continue reading Simple Scones

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe By:King Arthur Flour “These buttery-rich, crisp shortbread cookies are a great wheat-free alternative to classic shortbread. Without the additional coconut flavor, they have the faint aroma and taste of coconut thanks to coconut flour. With the flavor, you’ll have a cookie with robust coconut taste, perfect for dunking into a pot of chocolate fondue or glass of milk.” Ingredients 1/4 cup King Arthur Coconut Flour 1/4 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1/8 teaspoon coconut flavoring, for stronger flavor (optional) Directions … Continue reading Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread

Almond Shortbread Recipe By:Robin “Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.” Ingredients 1 cup butter, room temperature 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration Directions In a large bowl, beat butter with 1/2 cup sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy. With a wooden spoon, stir in flour until smooth and well combined. Divide dough into 2 parts. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). On lightly sugared surface, roll out dough, one part at a time, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut … Continue reading Almond Shortbread

Peruvian Alfajores with Manjar Blanco

Peruvian Alfajores with Manjar Blanco Recipe By:Kara Marie Cormier “These are the nectar of the gods. Shortbread cookies with a sweet filling, covered in powdered sugar. Mmm. They are time consuming to make, but always worth it.” Ingredients 2 cups white sugar 3 sticks butter 5 cups cornstarch 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 eggs 3 tablespoons pisco 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 tablespoons water, or as needed 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, or as needed Manjar Blanco: 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 (6 ounce) can evaporated milk 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup confectioners’ … Continue reading Peruvian Alfajores with Manjar Blanco

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe By:V. Stogner “A delicious pumpkin cookie that can be eaten single or filled with whoopie pie filling to make it even better.” Ingredients 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves 1 egg white 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3/4 cup shortening Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees … Continue reading Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies “Wonderful spicy iced pumpkin cookies that both kids and adults love!” Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; … Continue reading Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Swedish Rye Cookies

Swedish Rye Cookies Recipe By:mittenmaker “This cookie has been hung on the family Christmas tree for generations. Guests take a treat from the tree and sit down for a cup of cheer. The first request from family members who cannot be home for Christmas is that we send a box of these as soon as possible.” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup rye flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons water Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cream together butter and sugar until light and … Continue reading Swedish Rye Cookies

Perfect Coconut Macaroons

Perfect Coconut Macaroons Ingredients 1 (14 ounce) package sweetened, flaked coconut 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 pinch salt 3 egg whites, room temperature 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Blend coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt in a food processor until combined, about 30 seconds. Beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Fold coconut mixture into egg whites until just combined. Wet your hands. Roll spoonfuls … Continue reading Perfect Coconut Macaroons