Post 9: Christmas Cookies

It is the holiday season! This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some home-baked goodies with a cup of tea. For my holiday post I decided to make not one, but two types of cookies, because no Christmas is complete without some baked goodies. The first type of cookie I made were chocolateContinue reading “Post 9: Christmas Cookies”

Cinnamon Thumbs: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Grandma Nancy. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 5 Tablespoons butter 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 350℉. Mix the flour and 5 Tablespoons of sugar. Crumble the butter into the flour mixture with your hands until it is aContinue reading “Cinnamon Thumbs: Just the Recipe”

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Nana and the Better Homes and Gardens New cookbook (1960s edition). Makes 4-6 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg yolk 2 Tablespoon milk 1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 ounce melted chocolate 1 tablespoon milk HotContinue reading “Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies: Just the Recipe”

Post 8: Apple Dumplings

In keeping with the fall theme, I decided to start November off with a fall classic. Apple dumplings are the perfect dessert to enjoy on a crisp fall evening with lots of whipped cream and hot apple cider. This recipe is a little different from many apple dumpling. It is almost a cross between anContinue reading “Post 8: Apple Dumplings”

Post 7: Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake

It is finally fall! Like many people, fall is my favorite season. I love being able to wear sweaters and drink tea without being too warm. I also just like fall baked goods. Maybe it is because of texture, but I generally prefer rich fall and winter baked goods over light, fluffy summer ones. So,Continue reading “Post 7: Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake”

Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Grandma. Makes one standard-sized bunt cake. Ingredients: Batter: 1 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla 4 eggs Cinnamon Swirl: 2 tsp cinnamon 5 Tbsps sugar Instructions: Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease bunt pan well. Cream sugar and shortening together.Continue reading “Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake: Just the Recipe”

Post 6: Cream Puffs

In keeping with the French Pastry trend from the my post, I decided to make cream puffs. This is another one of my Great-grandmother’s amazing recipes. Cream puffs have always seemed like something that would be very complicated, but they turned out to be surprisingly simple. The recipe was also unusually easy to follow, andContinue reading “Post 6: Cream Puffs”

Cream Puff Filling: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes approximately 2 dozen cream puffs. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup flour 2 cups milk 4 egg yolks 2 tsp vanilla Instructions: Combine sugar, salt, and flour in medium saucepan. Place over medium heat. Whisk in milk. Cook until just boiling and beginning to thicken. RemoveContinue reading “Cream Puff Filling: Just the Recipe”

Cream Puff Shells: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes approximately 2 dozen cream puffs. Ingredients: 1 cup Water 1/2 cup Butter 1 cup Flour 4 Large Eggs Instructions: Preheat oven to 400℉. Bring water and butter to a rolling boil in medium pan. Turn heat to low. Add flour and stir with wooden spoon until ball forms aroundContinue reading “Cream Puff Shells: Just the Recipe”