Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yummy Sugar Cookies with a hint of Orange

Butter Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
2 T. orange juice
1 T. Orange zest
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour

~Directions: Mix first 6 ingredients with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour by hand, mix until blended. Chill 2-3 hours or until firm.

Roll dough out on floured board until 1/8 or 1/4 inches thick.  Cut into whatever design you want and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 400 for approximately 8 minutes.  Do not let get brown.  Ice with buttercream icing.

from Green Cattle Blog

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

(I add...
2-3 tbsp cinnamon
1-2tbsp ginger
1-2 tbsp cloves
1/2 freshly ground nutmeg nut)

Also, instead of 1 1/2 cups oil, I do 1 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until they test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing. Yield: 24 muffins

( submitted by Cindy Middleton, to Country Woman magazine May/June/95)
I found this recipe here.