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Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Aromatic Spice Cookies

October 28th, 2013 by abedofroses

Spice cookies are perfect for Fall

Spice cookies are perfect for Fall

Perfect for a crisp fall day. Come back to the inn from hiking in the western North Carolina Mountains and curl up by the fire with some spice cookies and warm apple cider or tea! .

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Combine 1cup sugar, melted butter and egg in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Stir in molasses
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger
  4. Blend into the molasses mixture
  5. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°

  1. Put remaining sugar in a small deep bowl
  2. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll them in the sugar
  3. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  5. Dust with confectioner’s sugar (optional)

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses: Lemon Pecan Cookies

April 30th, 2011 by abedofroses

Lemon Pecan Butter Cookies

Lemon-Pecan Cookies

These lemony butter cookies are light and delicious. They are perfect for a light spring or summer luncheon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 Tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • Extra sugar for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Blend flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a bowl or 4 cup measure
  4. In a mixer, beat the butter on medium speed for 3 minutes
  5. Add sugar in two additions, beating for 1 minute after each addition
  6. Blend in egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon extract
  7. Add flour mixture on low speed in two additions
  8. Add nuts with flour on second addition and beat just until flour is absorbed
  9. Place rounded Tablespoons of dough on the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart*
  10. Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar and bake 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden.
  11. Let cookies sit on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar (optional).

*(Bakers tip: use a 1 Tbs. ice cream scoop- the dough pops right out and the measurement is perfect. Works great for mini-muffins too!)

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