On October 2, 2001, I discovered the Recipezaar Web site. I immediately joined so I could post a request for a recipe I had lost. In less than an hour, I had a reply: this recipe. Unfortunately, I never posted it into the database -- until now. My mistake. This cake was the reason I joined, and the friendly response I received was the reason I stayed!
These cookies have been served for over 75 years in the quiet village of Orkney Springs, VA. We have stayed in this retreat center called Shrine Mont where people come for rest, devotion, and fellowship. A couple of things set these cookies apart: butter and shortening ensure a thick cookie, soft in the middle, with a touch of almond extract.
Recipe by the "Queen of Soul Food" Sylvia Woods (RIP 7/19/12) You can use Sugar Substitute or Regular Sugar. Woods teamed up with Spenda to reduce calories in some of her recipes. I use Xylitol or Ideal Sugar Substitute and think it's healthier than Spenda IMHO
Ready, Set, Cook! Reynolds Wrap Contest Entry. This cookie has all the bases covered. Tart, texture, savory and sweet are combined to make a sublime shortbread cookie. Use Reynolds Wrap Foil as an aid to help form the dough into a roll before chilling. Also use Reynolds Wrap Foil to line your cookie sheet, no greasing required, to give the bottom of the shortbread an extra golden brown crunch.
These are easy to make! and healthy for you too (small amount of butter & sugar), but still so very sweet and wholesome. The cookies are chewy and go great with any other add-ins (raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc.) Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com
There were several of you interested in the Pink Lemonade cake recipe that we had for easter. It is absolutely my new very favorite thing in this world. It is SO dense and has the perfect crumb but at the same time it is wonderfully moist! Hope you try it soon and when you do, I hope you let me know what you think. Also, please note, that if the recipe says BUTTER, or CAKE FLOUR, please, do not substitute. I also think this would make WONDERFUL cupcakes, for a bridal shower or baby shower as they cake is the perfect shade of pink!
The recipe is from Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1972 edition). It is a buttery dense cake. I have been making it for years. My family loves this cake. My daughter is especially fond of the ends. I have made it to serve plain or as an ice cream cake topped with a frozen fruit mixture. You must use an electric mixer to get the batter light and fluffy.
Being a vegetarian, it's always difficult to find recipes, especially for baking, that retain the texture and taste without eggs. I found a recipe for sugar cookies on recipezaar a few months ago, and every time I used it, I would tweak it just a little. Over time, it has developed into this awesome recipe which results in fluffy, light, sugar cookies - emphasis on the fluffy. (I'm not a huge fan of flat, hard cookies.) Enjoy!