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Cut Out Cookies Using the Wax Paper Technique

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Cut out cookies are always the most time consuming to make but they are most often, the prettiest.  They can be challenging depending upon the dough used and how the cookies are rolled and cut.  But they needn’t be if you use the technique below. Continue reading

Helpful Cookie Baking Tips for the Holiday

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Baking Tips For the Holidays

With cookie baking season upon us, here are a few baking tips that will make your days in the kitchen easier. If there were ever a time to pull out all the stops, it is the holiday season.  Trays of cookies put out for guests or wrapped and given as gifts, everyone enjoys these little treats. Continue reading

Very Lemon Butter Crisps

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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very-lemon-butter-crisps.jpegVery Lemon Butter Crisps are all they promise.  Lemon cookies are often rather bland. Many are flavored with lemon juice, but a couple of tablespoons will not flavor a cookie with flour and butter. Lemon zest goes a long way to help if enough is used but by adding lemon extract you get a really full flavored cookie.

I found there is a difference between the strengths of lemon extracts.  I made the cookies with Spice Island Pure Lemon Extract and Penzy’s Pure Lemon Extract. Penny’s had a deeper flavor which I prefer for these cookies.

The dough for the Very Lemon Butter Crisps  dough can be used for stamped cookies, rolled into a log and sliced or rolled out for cut out cookies.  They are topped with sanding sugar which can be found in kitchen supply stores, grocery stores and on the net.  It won’t melt when baked as regular sugar will.   These are a crisp, but sturdy cookie ideal for shipping and sharing. Continue reading