Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oma's Awesome Shortbread Cookies

Best Shortbread Cookies EVER.

These are best made in the month of December. In large double or triple batches, and decorated w/ Oma's AWESOME Royal Icing.

1 lb of Butter (if using unsalted, add a pinch of salt too) softened
1 1/4 cup of Icing (Confectioners/Powdered) Sugar
1 Whole Egg
2 Egg Yolks
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or other extract of your choice, Lemon and Peppermint are tested alternatives)
4 cups flour (with another 1/2 cup standing by for rolling out the dough)

Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until edges start becoming golden brown.
Allow to cool before decorating.

Oma's Royal Icing:
1 lb (one full bag) of Icing/Confectioners/Powdered Sugar
2 Egg Whites
1/4 cup water (standing by to add if needed)
(optional: food coloring, sprinkles/jimmies)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's in the oven for tonight....

Tonight I've got some major baking to do.

On the docket tonight...
-Baking the Chocolate Chip Biscotti
-Baking the Garlic/Cheese Doggie Biscuits
-Decorating the Gingerbread Cupcakes
-Oma's Shortbread recipe (w/ Lemon extract instead of Vanilla - since I'm running a little low)
-Mexican Wedding Snowballs
-Dipping The Chocolate Cocoa cookies in something minty...may or may not help save these Martha-horrors

Monday, December 17, 2007

Homemade Doggie Treat Recipes

Is it weird?

Is it weird that I sometimes get frustrated with not being able to read about a single person's whereabouts/thoughts online?

Or that I get angry or disappointed when a single call is not returned?

I think there's something wrong with me.

Some people completely frustrate me. Which is why I should give them up all together, so as not to frustrate my mental state.


Baking up a Storm!

I've been baking up a storm and want to kind of keep track of the recipes that I find online.
Martha's Sugar Cookies

Minty Chocolate Wafers