Coffee cookies

Coffee Cookies
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup cold strong coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs; add coffee and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Blend in nuts. Add raisins that have been softened in simmering water. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.

Lemon snowflakes

Lemon Snow Flakes

1 box lemon cake mix with pudding
2 1/4 cups whipped topping thawed
1 egg

Mix all ingredients at medium speed with mixer until blended. Drop in to
bowl of powdered sugar a teaspoonful at a time. Roll to coat. Place on
ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until
light brown.

Source Sheryl Henson

Dutch apple pie

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Yield 1 pie

INGREDIENTS

For the pie

1 single pie crust

3 pounds (8 cups, about 6-8 whole) apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

half cup sugar

quarter cup flour

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 and half teaspoons cinnamon

1 fourth teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 8th teaspoon ground cloves

For the topping

3 fourths cup all-purpose flour

1 third cup pecan pieces, chopped

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 fourth teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

5 tablespoons butter, melted

Special equipment

9-inch pie plate

METHOD

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out the crust On a surface sprinkled with flour, using a floured rolling pin, roll pastry dough into a circle 2 inches larger than a 9-inch pie plate. Fold the pastry over the rolling pin, lift it up and place it in the pie plate. Gently press the pastry into the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Fold and crimp the pie dough around the rim of the pie plate. Transfer it to the refrigerator.

Make the topping In a small bowl, combine flour, pecans, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour melted butter over the bowl in a circular motion and toss with a fork.

Make the filling In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove and toss with your hands.

Assemble and bake the pie Retrieve the pie crust from the refrigerator. Pour the apples into the pie plate, arrange them a bit so they fit, then sprinkle the apples with the crumble topping. Place in oven to cook at 375°F for 55 min. If it looks like the edges of the pie are getting too browned, cover them with an aluminum foil strip.

Serve Let the pie cool on a cooling rack for about 30 minutes. Then slice and top with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and caramel.

Source Simply Recipes

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/yield/

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Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread Cookies
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup ground almonds
Raisins
Cinnamon candies
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and cloves; set aside. In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, applesauce and shortening. Bring to a boil; simmer for 5 minutes. Cool to lukewarm. Add egg, almonds and dry ingredients; mix well. Chill overnight. Make head, body, legs and arms. Place on greased cookie sheet. Make eyes and nose from raisins and cinnamon candies. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Do not brown.

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Creative candy cookies

Creative Candy Cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 (1 1/2 ounce) bars chocolate covered coconut or almond candy, cut up
1 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix
Cream together butter, sugar and egg. Add nuts, candy and baking mix. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until light brown. Leave cookies on baking sheet a few minutes before removing.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Cottage pie! Slimming world friendly!

This was how I made my slimming world friendly cottage pie yesterday! I thought I’d post the recipe for it. Just in case any of you want to have a go at making it!

Ingredients
450g floury potatoes, such as Desiree or King Edward, peeled and roughly chopped

450g swede, peeled and roughly chopped

1 egg, beaten

3-4 tbsp vegetable stock

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 large onion, finely chopped

500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

400g can chopped tomatoes

250g passata

4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

1 beef stock cube

3 carrots, peeled and cubed

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

200g green beans, trimmed

150g frozen peas

Method
1.Boil the potatoes and swede for 15 minutes, or until tender.
2.Drain, return to the pan and add half the egg. Mash, adding enough stock to give a soft consistency, then season lightly. Keep warm until needed.
3.Meanwhile, spray a medium non-stick pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
4.Add the beef mince and increase the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking up any lumps.
5.Stir in the tomatoes, passata, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder, then crumble in the stock cube. Add the carrots and herbs, season lightly and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.Preheat your grill to medium. Transfer the mince mixture to a medium pie dish. Spoon the mash on top, roughen up with a fork and brush with the remaining egg. Grill for 5 minutes, or until golden.
7.Simmer the green beans and peas for 3-4 minutes, then drain. Divide the pie between 4 plates and serve with the bean

Chocolate drop cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Light Brown Frosting (see below)
Cream together sugar, margarine and egg. Stir in cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nuts; mix together with creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Frost with Light Brown Frosting.
Light Brown Frosting
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons half and half
Heat margarine over low heat until golden brown; beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and half and half.

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