Household Mag.

Between Two Kitchens #3

Food + DrinkHailey AndresenComment

Mexican tea cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 c powdered sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 cups flower
  • 2 t salt
  • 3/4 c pecans, toasted and chopped

Instructions:

  • Combine flour, salt and pecans.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Scrape the bowl and then add the vanilla. Add flour mixture until combined.
  • Form into 1 inch balls.
  • Bake at 350 until slightly golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Roll in powdered sugar one time after pulling from the oven. Let cool completely and roll once more.


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Chocolate chip banana bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c mashed banana
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 stick 2 T butter, melted
  • 3/4 c chocolate chip

Instructions:

  • Measure out dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Beat eggs and sugar until well incorporated.
  • Add mashed bananas and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Add melted butter.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 for about an hour or until tester comes out clean.

Lemon bars
Ingredients:
Crust:

  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c butter

Filling: 

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/4 c sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 c lemon juice
  • 1 c flour
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  • Make crust and par bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Combine flour, sugar, zest and lemon juice. Whisk until no longer clumpy. Set aside.
  • Mix eggs and salt in desperate bowl.
  • Once crust is par baked, combine egg and flour mixture. 
  • Immediately put back into oven and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
  • Careful not to over bake as they will taste a little eggy.

Thumbprint cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/3 c almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla

Instructions: 

  • Measure out flour, salt, and almonds, set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Add flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop out 1 inch balls.
  • Make a well in the center of each, I use my teaspoon to do this. Put jam of your choice in the wells and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Once cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.