Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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This butter cookie recipe is perfect for a bridal shower or anniversary celebration as a special sweet treat.
Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk, 2 teaspoons lemon zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon apricot preserves in center of each cookie. Fold in sides of each cookie, overlapping at top to resemble bell shape. Sprinkle cookie with white edible glitter; insert large dragee as clapper, if desired.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
These were once called "strawberry lilies" by Land o'lakes, & the cookie recipe was somewhat different: 1/4 c sugar, 1 c butter, 3 oz cream cheese, 1 t vanilla, 2 c flour, 1/4 c salt & 1/2 c jam. The recipe above looks like it was altered for making the cutouts, and I suspect it would not be as tender as the original recipe.
These are very like a recipe I have been making for about fifty years, except mine only contain butter, cream cheese and flour., i also use sugar-free jam.
I made these last year for Christmas. I called them "Snow bells" to be more appropriate for the season. They were my Mother-in-law's favorite. I'll definitely be making these again.
These cookies are a little time consuming But well worth the effort.Well recieved by guest and would add a nice touch to your Christmas dessert table.
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Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance?
Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance? More ...
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