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Friday, December 14, 2012

Mini Chip Shortbread

That is how you can describe these cookies that quickly became my middle child's favorite holiday cookie.  I just made a batch of these today.  So now I need to hide them so they survive until it's really time to eat them.

Mini Chip Shortbread
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini chocolate chips

Mix your ingredients together.  Stir in the chips.  Roll into small balls.  Place on baking sheet and flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar.  bake @ 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Orange Tea Cake

Here is a recipe that can be used as a dessert or a breakfast type bread.  Not too sweet but very tasty (if I do say so myself).  I have not started any holiday baking or candy making or shopping for that matter.  I do have the house decorated and the tree is up so that is something I guess~! Hoping to make peanut butter fudge today need to get this post up - go get my exercise on at SNAP- and then get that fudge made!
Have a good day :)

Orange Tea Cake
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. orange juice
1 tbsp. orange peel or orange zest
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all your ingredients together.  Pour into a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes!  If you want it for dessert it is yummy with a dollop of Cool Whip on top.