Sunday, January 17, 2010

My first attempt at giant cupcakes.

Got a cool new cake pan that makes giant cupcakes, so I had to try it. They turned out cute, but I think I still need some practice...

Saturday, January 16, 2010


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Cream, sugar, shortening, and butter. Mix in eggs. Stir in sifted dry ingredients. Chill in refrigerator for 2+ hours. Roll into balls. Roll balls in 2 TBS sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Place balls on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 min. at 400*F.

Quiche American

9 inch deep dish pie shell
4 oz. Swiss cheese
1 cup cooked and cubed chicken
6 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning

Place cheese and chicken in bottom of shell. Beat eggs, milk, salt and poultry seasoning. Pour over chicken. Bake at 375*F for about 45 minutes or until done.

Yummy Sugar Cookies

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening (or 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup shortening)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 TBS + 1 tsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar and beat. Add eggs, milk, orange peel and milk. Beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients and stir well. Split dough and wrap in cellophane. Pat into patties. Refridgerate 3 hours. Roll out dough between lightly floured plastic wrap. Cut and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 375*F. (P.S. Wash unpeeled oranges before grating)