Friday, December 16, 2011

Russian Tea Cakes

I absolutely love these little cookies! They are so cute and extremely delicious. The cookies are rolled in twice in powdered sugar! In addition, Russian Tea Cakes are very easy to make. And I didn't have to use an egg substitute for these cookies because the recipe does not use eggs!


 Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar 


 Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.


Well, I was a little disappointed with my cookie poll. I didn't get very many votes on it. So I have reopened it. PLEASE vote for your favorite cookie!

JB

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is America's favorite homemade cookie? It is, in fact, the chocolate chip cookie. Americans eat 7 billion chocolate chip cookies a year! It took me a while to get the perfect eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I think this recipe is a winner!


Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup + 1/2 tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
1 3/4 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350º.
Cream butter, shortening, and sugars. Mix in milk, water, and vanilla, and beat until fluffy. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add chocolate chips. Roll dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Don't forget to vote for your favorite cookie!

JB

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All About Cookies

'Tis the season to make cookies! There are so many kinds of Christmas cookies to choose from-- chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, the list goes on and on.


There are lots of egg substitutes that can be used in cookies. I have found that one of the best egg substitutes to use when making cookies is silken tofu

Yes, tofu. You may find this quite disgusting, but before you judge, try it and see for yourself. Silken tofu has no flavor when it is put in cookies, because the tofu will take on the flavor of the cookie.

Anyhow, here are a few good egg substitutes to use in cookies:
Silken Tofu- 1/4 cup per egg
Banana- 1/4 cup per egg
Flax seed Meal- 1 tablespoon + 3 tablespoons water per egg
Ener-G Egg Replacer- 1 1/2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons water per egg


I would like to know what your favorite cookie is. Please vote on the poll that is located on the right side of the page. If your favorite cookie is not one of the choices, then you can comment and let me know what your favorite cookie is. 

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite eggless Christmas cookie recipes. 

JB