Saturday, December 29, 2018

[ Sugar Cookie Frosting ]

This recipe is to ice this sugar cookie recipe ... 


  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted 
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Gel food coloring

[ Scones ]

Josiah made these after coming home from school, excited about what he had learned in foods class.  They were AMAZING.


2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp OR ½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 egg, beaten
½-¾ cup cream

  • Heat the oven to 450F
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tbsp of the sugar.
  • Cut in the butter with a knife/fork/pastry blender.  The butter should be broken down into tiny pieces.  You can use your fingers to help break up the butter.
  • Beat an egg in a small bowl, then add it in to the flour mixture, along with ½ cup of the cream.  Mix everything together well.  If the mixture is a bit sticky, add a tbsp of flour.  If it is too dry, add a tbsp of cream.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 1 or 2 times.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a circle about ¾ inch thick, then cut into wedges like a pizza, or into smaller circles.
  • Place the wedges onto the baking sheet and brush the top of each scone with some cream and the remaining sugar.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 9-11min, or until the scones are a light golden brown.
  • Best served warm.

[ Sugar Cookies ]

Katia and I gave these a try this year - and OH MAN - they were a hit!   She decorated each one, handed them out to family and friends.   A real hit.



2 cups Salted Butter (softened)

2 cups Sugar2 Eggs
2 tbsp. Vanilla
4 tsp. Baking Powder
6 cups Flour

Directions : 

  • Add butter and sugar to your mixer.  Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed.  Do not over-mix.
  • Add vanilla and eggs and mix until completely incorporated.
  • Add Baking Powder and mix.
  • Mix in the flour two cups at a time.
  • Do not chill the dough, the cookies will bake better if the dough is at room temperature.
  • Roll a handful of the dough out on a prepared surface until it’s about 3/8″ thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie.  Do not over-bake.
Frost with this icing recipe