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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I took the recipe from the Kraft Light Smooth peanut butter jar (1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg) and changed it slightly.

After I put their ingredients together there was no way I was going to be able to roll balls. It was too wet.

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 28 cookies

  • 1 cup light smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (sifted with flour)
  • Extra sugar for pressing
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until they form a dough. Roll approximately 28 balls and place them at least 1" apart on 2 un-greased cookie sheets. Use a fork dipped in granulated sugar to press the cookies down slightly. Then press again in the opposite direction to create a pattern.
  3. Bake on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes then transfer to wire racks and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for several days (if they last more than 5 hours that is).
Tip: Normally I wouldn't dream of baking anything on a cookie sheet without parchment paper, but the peanut butter is oily enough that you really don't need to prepare the pans in any way. To make the indentations, I used a cocktail fork that only had 2 prongs on it, but you could use a regular fork.


  1. GREAT Cookie Jen!! I finally made them. I used Jiffy creamy and Jiffy extra chunky. 1/2 c. each. They turned out great. I think I will omit the outer sugar and maybe even the sugar in the mix to see how they do....not overly sweet, but have a diabetic in the house with a sweet tooth. FAST to prepare and nice small batch so 1/2 the day isn't spent on baking. Love that it is kid friendly too. They had a lot of fun helping. And you are right - I don't see them making it 5 hrs to store. Thanks hun!! Gwen B. & kids

  2. I'm glad you liked them Gwen. You could probably use this recipe to make the peanut butter kiss cookies. You know the one with the Hershey's Kiss in the middle? Yum!!


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