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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
I went to the gym yesterday evening. Anyone else ever done that before? Worst decision EVER. Oh, and just to clear things up, I’m not 4 months pregnant. I think we all can agree that I am a lemon freak. Run, don’t walk to your kitchen. Lemon Crinkles Won a fun little contest with these babies! Yield: 2-3 dozen Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min Ingredients: ½ cups Butter, Softened 1 cup Granulated Sugar ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 whole Egg 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder ⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour ½ cups Powdered Sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. *If using a non stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes. Lauren's Latest original recipe! Related:  Dulce

How to Make Margarita Cupcakes Cinco de Mayo will soon be here (May 5th for those non-Spanish speakers). Though it’s a Mexican holiday, here in Southern California, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are pretty widespread… mostly an excuse to eat Mexican food and partake in downing a few margaritas. We had a party last year for that very reason. These Margarita Cupcakes are fun for a Cinco de Mayo party, but they surely can be made for any festive, adult occasion…emphasis on adult. They do have a bit of tequila in them, so it’s probably best to keep them away from the little ones. Also in these cupcakes is margarita mix and Grand Marnier. These are simple cupcakes that begin with a box of white cake mix. The icing is a Lime Buttercream. I thought this might be a fun way to serve them too, but then things might get kind of, um, interesting when you have your guests licking the bottoms of the shot glasses. Have fun with these… They were a big hit with my taste testers!

I Am Now In The Muffin Loop I am so sick. Of myself. Do you know what I mean? I'm just fed up TO HERE with me. Is it a stage or something? I was just going to write "I can't seem to get hooked into anything lately!" You know, I didn't have any real idea of what this ramble was going to be about but it actually came full circle for me, considering the recipe I'm going to toss out here. Let me just ask you this: have you ever had a muffin melt in your mouth? French Breakfast Muffins I never knew a muffin could be so exciting. 1/3 c. butter, melted1/2 c. sugar1 egg (preferably room temperature)1 1/2 c. all purpose flour1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. nutmeg1/2 c. milk Topping (option: cut topping in half*)1/2 c. sugar1/2 c. butter, melted1 tsp. cinnamon Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

S'mores Cookies Yesterday was busy with swimming, BBQing, and relaxing. My Laundry Monday turned into Laundry Tuesday topped with an additional load of damp swimming towels. Being the good parents we are we counted swimming as baths for the kids and sent them to bed smelling of sunblock. Then as I snuggled on the couch to write a post about these cookies I brought to our BBQ I just…could not…keep…my eyes…open. These S’mores Cookies are a perfect hello to summer. These cookies have a graham cracker base with a chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with chocolate and marshmallows topping it. Ingredients 11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ½ cups flour 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces 1-2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares Instructions Notes

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake I swear buttermilk is magic. I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. Nobody. Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar** 1 egg, room temperature 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups fresh blueberries ½ cup buttermilk**** 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top*** To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Instructions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. copyright alexandra\'s kitchen

No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie Ok, guys! While I’m in Chicago, I thought I would post a recipe that was just featured on my friend, Jenna’s blog: EatLiveRun {she just did a guest post, remember?!} Anyways, this is what I made for her site that I thought you all would want to know about! No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie! Above I mentioned that this takes minutes to make and it honestly does. FYI-I fly home Monday, so on Wednesday I’ll have all the details of my visit to Chicago, the Oprah show and lots of other fun stuff! No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pieyield: 8-10 servings Print This Recipe Ingredients: for the crust- 24 nutter butter cookies 1/4 cup butter for the filling- 2-8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup nutella 1/2 cup whipping cream for nutella ganache {optional}- 1/4 cup nutella 1/4 cup cream {or more if you like a thinner ganache} Directions: Spray 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. {2}Press into prepared pie plate.

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars Oh how I love a treat that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. My boys and their buddies couldn’t get enough of these Chewy Oreo Bars we had as an after school snack this week. Sometimes my spontaneous recipe creations turn out to be the most fun, lol! Yes you use an entire package of Oreo Cookies, but what you get in return is a marshmallow-y Oreo treat that is worth every bite Surprise the kids (and yourself) with this one, they’ll be all smiles, Enjoy! 3 whole ingredients. Break out your Cookies! Place them all in the food processor or blender and mix until ground. Like so. Melt the butter and marshmallows into a large bowl until puffed. You’ll get a little something like this Working quickly, pour in your ground cookies. Mix, mix and mix You’ll get a gooey mess….that’s delish! Transfer to an 8×8 inch baking pan and let set for about 10 minutes. Cut into squares and indulge No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars One 16 oz package of Oreo 5 cups Large Marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter 1.

Don't Forget Delicious! » Blog Archive » Fastest Cinnamon Rolls Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 8 or 9″ baking pan with cooking spray. Combine the ricotta cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in food processor and process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t overprocess). The dough will be soft and moist. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth (it really only takes 4-5 times). Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges. Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. With a sharp knife, cut the roll into equal pieces (I got 8). Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 20 to 28 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the softened mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze.

Sugar Cookie Squares with White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Frosting I just can’t get enough of the sugar cookie squares! Yesterday I was making the original Sugar Cookie Squares with Vanilla Frosting and was thinking of what other combinations would be good with these squares. The best that came to mind, these Sugar Cookie Squares frosted with decadent White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Frosting. They basically melt in your mouth while the combinations of sweet yet tangy cream cheese with natural berry goodness tantalize your taste buds. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts so I thought this would be a great combination of cookie and cheesecake. Also, this frosting would be incredible on a vanilla, chocolate or angel food cake, just keep in mind it has a slightly runnier consistency than your average butter cream frosting so it not ideal for piping. Sugar Cookie Squares with White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Frosting Ingredients White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Frosting Directions

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