Monday, November 30, 2020

Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

I've made some Peanut Blossom Spritz cookies today for tea time. Won't you join me?  We can have a cup of Constant Comment tea, if you'd like.


I'm using my Merry Christmas Johnson Bros teacup.

My sweet tea set was a gift from my youngest son, when he was just a little boy.

I was lucky to find a matching plate to my teacup.

My Goebel piece was from my late beloved Dad.

 

I bought a smaller tree this year, that is easier for me to put up. 


 
 

My sister sent me a little tea set awhile back and I took a tip from Margie, from  Tea In The Valley and glued the lids and saucers on the pieces to use as ornaments on my tree.

 


For probably 30 years I had a Mirro Cookie Press, and it sadly broke a few years back.  A thoughtful friend of mine found me one and I am thrilled beyond belief!  There is nothing like this old-fashioned Mirro one.  It holds the most dough of any, and I am one happy baker! 


Yield: recipe says 48, but I got many more
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from my Mirro Cookie Press Cookbook
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Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

I used my cookie press snowflake design to make the blossoms, and sprinkled them with red sugar before baking. This was so much easier than forming balls for peanut blossoms. Spritz cookies form best on really cold cookie sheets, so I put the cookie sheets in the freezer beforehand.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar, optional
  • 1 bag of Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugars well.
  3. Beat in egg, peanut butter and hot water
  4. Gradually blend in flour, baking soda, and salt which  have been sifted together (I use a whisk to blend all).
  5. Fill press.  Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if you wish.
  6. Bake cookies for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, and immediately add a kiss to the center of the cookie, pressing down firmly.  Cool 1-2 minutes. 
  8. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Use really cold cookie sheets and never put spritz cookies on warm cookie sheets.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Refrigerator Rolls



I wasn't going to start decorating before Thanksgiving, but I started it anyway, since I'm not hosting.  It's always festive when the decorations are out, but it takes me all day any more.   These rolls are so good and I'm having one with some of my Christmas Jam.

It's always nice to bring out my old dishes that my late beloved and I collected from various Target stores, over 30+ years ago, back when Target was called Gold Circle.  I'm having a cup of Harney and Sons Holiday Tea. 


I made this tea cozy last year, and it's reversible.  I think it goes well with my dishes.

My dear daughter bought me all these cooking utensil ornaments for my little kitchen tree.  I put an angel cookie cutter on top.

I shared this roll recipe in my first year of blogging, which can be found here and wanted to share again.  The dough keeps in the fridge for a week, which is nice if you want to plan ahead.  It's a very sticky dough, but makes the best rolls, which I've been making for over 40 years.


I doubled the recipe this time.


Author: Kitty
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Refrigerator Rolls

Refrigerator Rolls

This recipe was given to me my longtime friend, Susie, back when we were neighbors in Ohio. I've adapted the recipe slightly over the years. Back then, it called for a cake of yeast. Susie got the recipe from a Mennonite friend. It makes great cinnamon rolls, too, by rolling out, spreading with butter and sugar and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3-4 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. I use my Kitchen Aid, but you can easily do this by hand. Add the flour, starting with 3 cups. I usually use about 3 1/2 cups of flour. Cover the bowl & refrigerate for 1 day or up to 1 week.
  2. Take the dough out of the refrigerator 2 hours before you need it. Shape the dough into balls. I usually get around 18-20 rolls. I roll the balls into a little flour before shaping them because the dough is rather sticky. I put them into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Cover & let rise until doubled in size.
  3. Uncover & bake the rolls in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown.

Notes:

 You can skip the refrigerator rising & just let the dough rise until doubled, punch down & then shape & let rise again until doubled.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Maple Walnut Scones

How about a maple walnut scone and a cup of maple tea today?  My leopard print pumpkin was mod podged my me several years ago, by using leopard print tissue paper.  It looks pretty with my quilt-as-you-go minky throw that I made about 10 years ago.  It was a fun project, and was pre-cut in fabrics that I chose. 



The little cottage girl teapot was one that my mom gave me, and she had found it at a thrift store. Isn't it sweet?  It's elevated on a teacup and saucer.  The maple tea was given to me from a friend, who visited Canada (before Covid-19!!).


This is a Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside teacup.



This pretty brown transferware plate is called Harvest, by Clarice.


My grandson, Riley, turned 17, and completed three birthdays in one week of grandchildren!

 
Yield: 6
Author: Kitty, but recipe is adapted from King Arthur Flour
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Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones

The original recipe made 24 mini scones or 12 large. I cut the recipe in half.

Ingredients

  • For the Scones:
  • 1 and 3/4 cups flour
  • heaping 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped finely (save some extra for garnishing)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter (I used salted), cold, and cut into pats
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (maple flavoring would be good, but I didn't have any)
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla (or maple flavoring)

Instructions

Notes:

I like to freeze the unbaked scones and then pull out what I need and bake them fresh. You may allow a few extra minutes of baking time, if needed.

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