Monday, December 10, 2018

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

Made this a few times. First time dough was too dry and hard to roll. Next time reduced the flour and the dough was moist, easy to roll and cookie did not fall apart.

  • 2 c flour, plus extra as needed
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  1. Combine flour to salt in bowl.
  2. Beat butter for 1 min until creamy. Beat in sugar until creamed and smooth (2 min).
  3. Add the egg and vainlla and beat another 1 min.
  4. Add dry ingredients to bowl. If dough is too soft, add 1 T of flour until better consistency for rolling.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Roll each into 9x7" rectangle, to about 1/4" thick. Spread 1 T butter. Spread half sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  6. Roll into 9" log. Smooth out any cracks.
  7. Chill for 2 hours, covered loosely in plastic wrap. (Chill up to 2 days, or freeze up to 3 months)
  8. Slice into 1/2" slices and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 350F for 10-11 min until lightly browned on the sides.
  10. Remove from oven and cool on sheet for 5 min, then remove to finish cooling.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Chocolate Cake

This is a super moist chocolate cake that is easy to throw together. Made for DBD's bday.
2/28/19 Made for VT trip in 9x13 pan.

  • 2 c flour
  • 1.5 c sugar
  • 3/4 c cocoa
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1.5 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c coconut milk (or lactose-free milk)
  • 1/2 c canola or coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 c hot water
  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Add eggs-vanilla.
  3. Pour in hot water. Mixture will be thin.
  4. Bake in 2 greased 9" pans at 350F for 30-35 min.
  5. Cool for 10 min. Remove from pans.
  6. Prepare chocolate buttercream frosting OR sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and decorate with raspberries.