Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I have been overwhelmed in the past week or so to the response to my Reese's Peanut Butter Bars. God bless Pinterest. As a thank you to everyone who's expressed their delight at the peanut butter/chocolatey goodness of those treats, I bring you another equally decadent dessert.  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Baking · Desserts

Shortbread Tarts

These delectable morsels are perfect for just about any occasion. Elegant enough for a bridal or baby shower and bite sized for an appetizer heavy party. You can make large quantities of them easily and highlight any of the best fruits of whatever season you're in. I went with raspberries because I don't think there's… Continue reading Shortbread Tarts

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Shortbread Three Ways

I love versatile recipes. This one I got from my cousin's blog - care of the Barefoot Contessa. Today, I made it into three different cookies. Part of it I turned into Emilys. Others into Raspberry Linzers and then just cut out some pretty leaf shapes and did a little chocolate and roasted peanut action… Continue reading Shortbread Three Ways

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Raspberry Linzers

I made these out of shortbread cookies. A little orange zest added to the dough would make them truly outstanding! 3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Jam of your preference Powdered sugar for dusting Directions Preheat the oven to… Continue reading Raspberry Linzers

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Emilys

Yesterday I made an amazing discovery. I love people and I love food. Well, I already knew those things, but here's the discovery. I bake because I enjoy it, but more because I love the people in my life and want them to have delicious things. I've made a decision. Someday, when I have my… Continue reading Emilys

Baking · Uncategorized

Rosmerta’s Butterbeer

Yes, it's true. I love Harry Potter. The movies are entertaining, but I really love the books. I re-read them about once a year. Yes, the whole series. While trying to figure out my tickets for the upcoming (November 18th!) premiere of the first installment of the final book-turned-movie, I stumbled upon a fan website… Continue reading Rosmerta’s Butterbeer

Baking · Desserts

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

My favorite thing about these quick little shortbread bites is that they really do simply melt in your mouth. My second favorite thing is that there's only 4 ingredients - all of which you probably have in your cupboard already. Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup… Continue reading Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

Baking · Snacks

Lemon Bars

The key to great lemon bars is to use lots of fresh lemon zest and juice. The bright tart lemon is a perfect complement to the rich buttery crust. This recipe will fit into a 9x13 casserole dish just fine, but you'll end up with a thinner bar. I like my lemon bars to have… Continue reading Lemon Bars