Tag Archive | "butter"

Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and have that buttery vanilla flavor for which sugar cookies are known and loved.

Russian Tea Cakes

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies) remind me of miniature snowballs. In my family, we always make these at Christmas but they are also served at weddings.

Spritz Cookies

Thursday, December 16, 2010


These light, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are bite-sized and dainty but the almond flavor packs a punch. When I was a kid, my mom made these every Christmas in the shape of Christmas trees, decorated with red and green sprinkles.

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Your kids can help make these colorful and festive candy canes that taste like peppermint shortbread.

√Ąppelformar (Apple Muffins)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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These little pastry muffins filled with applesauce are like a cross between apple pie and apple cake. They are perfect for a sweet breakfast or an afternoon snack. I like to serve them warm, fresh from the oven.

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies

Sunday, October 24, 2010


These cookie sandwiches are made of a buttery shortbread with a subtle caramelized flavor and a rich, nutty caramel cream frosting. Yum!

Caramel Sauce

Friday, October 8, 2010


There are many variations of caramel, but I love this basic and simple recipe from Simply Recipes. The only ingredients are sugar, heavy cream and butter and the result is a smooth, rich, caramel sauce that is perfect for many things, including caramel apples and ice cream sundaes.

Mini Gingerbread Cupcakes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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This gingerbread can come in the form of cupcakes, mini cupcakes, or a 9x13 loaf. It is yummy plain but I love the addition of the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Puffs

Saturday, August 28, 2010

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This cream puff recipe is simple to make. And as an aside, the vanilla pudding cream filling is incredible and is the perfect complement to fresh fruit or chocolate cupcakes.

Almond Roca Cookie Bars

Thursday, August 19, 2010


If you like Almond Roca, then these bar cookies will be a hit in your household. And they are a cinch to make.

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