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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

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Here's a great recipe for rolled sugar cookie cutouts. Kids love to decorate these (and eat them) and they add a splash of colour to your Christmas cookie tray. Just make sure they wash their hands and don't lick their fingers if you're planning on giving them away, because nobody wants to eat pre-licked cookies. Gross.







Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Makes about 25-30 cookies

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • icing in different colours
  • sprinkles, coloured sugars and candies for decorating
Directions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a ball.
  4. Wrap in plastic and put the dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and remove the dough from the freezer. Let the dough stand for 5 minutes then roll out to 1/8" thick. Use flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the counter and the rolling pin.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, then transfer them to the cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before decorating.
  7. To make the icing, mix powdered sugar with a few teaspoons of milk. Add more or less sugar depending on how thick you want your icing. You can use food colouring if you like. Pipe or spoon the icing onto the cookies and decorate with sprinkles and candies.


Comments

  1. pretty little cookies...I think when I going to try this it would be fun if I am do this together with my kids

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  2. I made the Cookies from this recipe yesterday between me and my wife we ended up finishing the plate! they are truly lovely.. Dont think i will be making them again any time soon though they are way to addictive! i will end up having to buy all my clothes from www.biggerland.co.uk

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