Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CopyCat Original Pink Sugar Cookie

For years I've tried to figure out the recipe used for, "The Original Pink Sugar Cookie" Ive never been able to get it even close to similar so I finally just stopped trying. However just last night I accidently figured it out, or at least it tastes like it to me (and my mom). I'll give the recipe tomorrow my brothers kicking me off the computer. (BTW, picture above is a picture of the copy recipe, not the real cookie)

heres that recipe. but I thought more about it and GrannyB's cookie is not a shortbread there is definitely some egg in the cookie so this recipe cant be it. but its still way delish its just Ina Gartens shortbread cookie recipe. HERE'S the link if u want to try it


My family is Swedish so we always make Swedish pancakes. I love them but they're really hard to make and sometimes it just takes too long so lately Ive been making crepes and Ive played around with several recipes until I finally found one that's easy and turns out perfect every time (only if you use a good crepe pan. Mine looks like this one I have pictures to the right.)

Perfect Crepes

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Dash of salt
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Generously butter crepe pan and set on med heat. Measure 1/2 cup crepe batter. Pour batter evenly into pan and tilt pan back and forth until crepe batter thinly and evenly covers the entire base of the crepe pan. Heat crepe until no longer liquidy (apx 2 minutes). Flip crepe and cook other side apx 30 seconds.
*Fill middle of crepe with Nutella, jam, whipping cream, or whatever other toppings you like.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pizza Dough Donuts

pizza dough donutsThere are cake donuts where you basically can just make a biscuit dough, cut out donut shapes, and then fry the shapes, or you could cheat and just use Pillsbury refrigerator biscuit dough. And then there's raised donuts where you actually have to make a bread dough using yeast and wait forever for the dough to raise and what not or you can just cheat and use Pillsbury pizza dough. As Ive been browsing recipes Ive noticed that a lot of people use the pizza dough method and it seems to work out really well. So tonight that's what my family and I did. We made a few like the one in the picture above and then made a few donut holes and rolled them into powdered sugar.
Easy Homemade Donuts
1 13.8oz tube Pillsbury pizza dough
Vegetable or Canola oil, for deep-frying
Powdered sugar for coating or Frosting and Sprinkles for topping
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 3/4-inch thickness. Use a cup and a cap to cut out donut rounds (The cup for the outer circle and the cap for the inner circle.) You can also roll 1" balls of dough to create donut holes!
Heat the oil in fry pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the doughnuts until they puff but are still pale, about 45 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool slightly. While the doughnuts are still warm, generously coat each with powdered sugar or wait till cool and top with Frosting and sprinkles.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I Love shortbread. Its my favorite type of cookie so Im proud to have this as my very 1st post. I call this recipe Buttery Shortbread Cookies. The title sure fits the taste. These bars are thick, buttery, and chocolatey, and they simply melt in your mouth. Im going to write out the recipe exactly as I make it. Trust me, you'll love it!

1 cup + 2 tablespoons UNSALTED butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips
For the top: (optional)
1/4 cup powdered sugar

In large bowl, beat together butter, salt, and granulated sugar till smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in flour cornstarch and then mini chocolate chips till well combined. Pour dough into buttered 9x9 square glass baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Immediately sprinkle with 1/4 cup powdered sugar (This step is optional. I didnt do it this last time). Chill shortbread in refrigerater for 1 hour and then cut into 16 bars (4x4).
NOTE: My family always stores my bars or cookies in ziplock backs in the freezer. Keeps them more fresh for longer.