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Tasteful Tuesday: Lemon Cranberry Shortbread

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

This week we’re adding a new shortbread recipe to our collection. Although we do recommend using one of our Shortbread Pans for an even more delightful dessert, standard cookie sheets will work just fine for baking this timeless treat.

Meadow Flowers Shortbread Pan

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in egg, then lemon peel and juice. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to fully incorporate ingredients.
  3. Add flour a little at a time and beat on low until just combined. Stir in cranberries.
  4. Divide dough into three parts and roll into 1-inch logs. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or prepare a ceramic Shortbread Pan. Remove dough from refrigerator.
  6. Cut logs into ¼-inch thick slices. Place two inches apart on cookie sheets and bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
    If using a Shortbread Pan, spray with non-stick spray and lay out dough to desired thickness.
  7. Cool cookies on wire racks and serve.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Mint Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

This is the summer of revamped recipes here on the blog. This week, we’re scrapping the box mix from our Mint Chocolate Cake recipe and using the Devil’s Food Cake recipe we posted in May as well as a Chocolate American Buttercream.

Tasteful TuesdayWhat You’ll Need:

Directions:

  1. Prepare Devil’s Food Cake as instructed, with the addition of 2 tablespoons peppermint extract (add with vanilla extract). Cool completely.
  2. For a layered cake, frost the top of the bottom layer with 1/4 of the frosting. Sprinkle 1/2 peppermint patties on top. Add the second layer and frost entire cake. Sprinkle remaining peppermint patties over the cake and serve.
  3. For a sheet cake, frost the entire surface and sprinkle with peppermint patties. Serve and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Whoopie Pie [Marshmallow] Filling

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Whoopie Pies by Flickr user Joy

Last week we featured an updated version of our Whoopie Pie recipe, and promised an alternative version of the marshmallow filling in this week’s Tasteful Tuesday post.

The big change in this recipe is the substitution of butter for shortening. Since this isn’t a standard buttercream recipe – because of the addition of Marshmallow Fluff – the structure of the filling doesn’t necessarily need to be reinforced with shortening. Butter will also help make the filling a bit more rich and creamy, as is the nature of butter. So if you would like to give this version of whoopie pie filling a go, keep reading for the rest of the ingredients, measurements and instructions; if not, we still highly recommend our initial filling recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Whoopie Pie cakes, cooled completely

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, and Marshmallow Fluff. Stir in vanilla extract until well blended.
  2. Spread the flat side of one Whoopie Pie cake with a generous amount of filling. Top with another cake, then repeat until all are filled.

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