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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

Angel Crisps - Cookies

These are one of my favourite cookies ever!

They taste like those almond cookies you get at the Chinese restaurant, except there are no almonds in this recipe. These are SO good!

I use a small cookie scoop but you can make them bigger. If you like crisp cookies, then you need to make these! Even if you don't like crisp cookies, you still need to make these! I'm always looking for chewy cookies, but I really love these!


Angel Crisps - Cookies
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Makes about 40 cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and place rack one level above the centre.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the egg, and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop to make balls. Roll the balls in sugar and place them on to baking sheets about 2" apart. Flatten slightly with your hand.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until they start to turn golden. Cool on wire racks.
Tips
  • The original recipe called for a higher oven temperature but I followed the recipe with the first batch and they burned. I lowered the temperature and raised the rack a notch and they were perfect.


Comments

  1. These look great! I passed on a blog award to you - stop by and check it out!
    http://littlemommybigappetite.blogspot.com/2011/12/passing-on-some-christmas-cheer.html

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