Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Sand Dollars

Looking for something super simple
for your next beach party or cookout?
Everyone will love these...if they make it to the party!


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cup powdered sugar
2 whole egg
2 egg separated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 pinches of salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
cinnamon sugar
sliced almonds

Directions Part One:

In large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until very creamy.  Add the 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks only.  Add vanilla and salt and mix well.  Add flour and baking powder and mix until completely blended.  Dough will be very soft.  Form a round disc with the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and frigate for at least two hours or overnight.

Directions Part Two:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and cut out circles or use sand dollar cutter.
  • Brush cookies with reserved egg whites.
  • Press 5 almond slices into the center to form a sand dollar then sprinkle each cookie with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes.  Checking often at 10 minute mark.
  • Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheets for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to cooking rack to cool completely.
  • Makes up to 4 dozen.
  • Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
* I halved the recipe which made 20.

Adapted from Mama Miss

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"I do"

Jason and Kathleen were married recently on a beach of Cape Cod. 


Sunday, July 07, 2013

Happy Birthday Geoffrey

Today would have been my husband's 63rd birthday. Not that he would have loved that number but he would have enjoyed the day to it's fullest. 

I made this cake to celebrate his life with cookies in all the things he loved - barbecue, crazy shirts, summer and spicy food.

I love and miss you more and more each day.


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