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”

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”

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”

Post 4: Lemon Meringue Pie

The story of this week’s blog post starts with the ground, some underripe peaches, and a pie plate that is miraculously still in one piece. Originally, I had planed to do peach pie for this post because my Great-Grandmother’s recipe for pie is amazing! However, before I could get pictures of my peach pie, itContinue reading “Post 4: Lemon Meringue Pie”

Lemon Meringue Pie: Just the Recipe

Recipe from my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes one pie. Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated Zest of two lemons Juice of two lemons 1 1/4 cup boiling water 1 1/4 cup sugar 5 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 6 Tbsp sugar Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 450℉. Pre-bakeContinue reading “Lemon Meringue Pie: Just the Recipe”