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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

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are delicious, and if you alter the amount of flour you use you can get two very different textures.

I have also made these with all white sugar instead of brown. I suggest using all white sugar if you prefer extra crispy cookies. You can adjust the recipe as needed to achieve your desired results.

This first set of pictures shows the result of making the recipe as written. These ones were a little crispier.






The second set of pictures shows the recipe using 2 cups of flour. I was going for chewy and reducing the flour did produce a chewier cookie.
  • I did not chill the dough or flatten the balls before baking.
  • These spread more so leave more than 1" between dough balls.
  • I baked them at 400F for 7 minutes.



Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by JoyFoodSunshine
Makes 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (2 cups for chewy cookies)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (any flavour)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients by hand just until combined.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. I used a medium cookie scoop to drop the batter at least 1" apart on the pan. The balls were about the size of walnuts. 
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just starting to turn brown. Do not be tempted to let them cook longer as they will continue to cook on the baking sheet for an additional 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Tips:
  • For troubleshooting information, you can visit Laura's blog. She can tell you why your cookies may not have turned out the way you expected them to. Even if your cookies are perfect, she still has some excellent information and you should read it anyway. 

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