Category Archives: cookies

Molasses Cookies

  • 1.5 c butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 c flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp dried ground ginger
  • 1.5 c sugar
  • 1/2 c dark molasses
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cloves

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.  Sit dry ingredients together and add alternately with molasses.  Roll balls the size of a walnut and roll in additional granulated sugar.  All the cookies can be rolled out at one time (it is really sticky) and put on wax paper while batches bake. Bake at 325 deg until brown–about 20 min.  makes 5-7 dozen depending on size.

From dad<3 a christmas favorite.  The house smells heavenly when they bake.

 

Lemon Almond Biscotti

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon peel (a little more only tastes better)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or almond extract or amaretto)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds

Stir together flour, baking powder and set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until blended.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Add flour mixture and mix in thoroughly.  Stir in almonds.  Divide dough in half and shape each half into a long loaf.  Place each loaf on baking pan 3 inches apart.  Flatten to about 1/2 inch.  Bake at 350 deg until firm to touch (about 15-18 min).  Remove from oven cut loaves into slices and arrange pieces cut side up on baking sheet.  Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes or so, until pieces start to turn golden brown and the house smells divine.

adapted from Sunset Kitchen Vegetarian cookbook

 

 

Bird’s nest cookies

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 separated egg
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 1 jar tart jelly (current, red raspberry are great)

Beat butter add sugar, egg yolks, vanilla.  Stir in flour and salt. Form into small balls, dip into egg white and roll in pecans to cover.  Place on baking sheet and press center with thumb.  Bake ~15 min at 350 until done.  When hot spoon a bit of jelly into center.  Yum!!!

I think this is adapted from an old good housekeeping cookbook.

One of my dad’s favorites. 🙂