Category: Dessert

{Recipe} Christmas Sugar Cookies

Today the boys and I made some yummy Christmas themed sugar cookies.  These are not the cookies I usually make, these cookies have sugar and white flour in theme, but the boys enjoyed them all the same.

  

Sugar Cookies
 
Makes 2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup and 2 TBSP. butter, softened
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg and 1 egg white
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
1. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar.
2. Add in eggs and vanilla.
3. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
5. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
6.  Roll dough approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.  Then use cookie cutters to cut our shapes.
7.  Place  on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes.
8. Enjoy!

adapted from The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies at Allrecipes.com

The boys and I had a wonderful time creating these yummy cookies, event though they had to wait an hour for the dough to chill.  I thought that was going to kill them.  You have no idea how many times they asked if the dough was ready yet.  However, they did survive the wait and enjoyed their cookies.

Also, since I was working with all three boys I was not able to capture any pictures of the madness.  Oh well!

What is your favorite cookie recipe to make with your kids?

Just another day Cooking with the Cameron Clan!

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

After an unsuccessful dinner last night of homemade mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and homemade chicken nuggets, I am happy to report that this mornings breakfast was a huge success.  Thing 1 had two helpings this morning for breakfast, one helping as a snack, and another for lunch.  Daddy Cameron even had two helpings this morning at breakfast.  Thing 2 took a bite, but didn’t like the blueberries in it, but he is so strange that his vote doesn’t count.  And, well, Thing 3 never got a chance to  taste any because Thing 1 ate all of his.

 

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Ingredients:

For the Batter
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup of honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of milk
2.5 cups of fresh blueberries

For the Topping:
4 tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir together and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, cinnamon and honey.
4. Add egg to the large bowl and mix until smooth.
5. Add vanilla and mix again.
6. Alternate between adding flour mixture and milk until mixed.  Do not over beat.
7.  Stir in blueberries until evenly distributed.
8.  Grease 9X13 inch baking pan and pour in batter.
9. In a separate bowl (I used the bowl that held the flour mixture), combine the topping ingredients. Using a fork, squish the butter until it make a crumbly topping.  Then sprinkle on top of the cake.
10.  Bake cake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
12..  Cut into squares and enjoy!

 

Just another day Cooking with the Cameron Clan!

 

{Sugarless} Sugar Cookies

Yes, you read that right. I made sugar cookies without the sugar.

Well, I guess they aren’t really sugar cookies but I have no idea what else to call them since I took a sugar cookie recipe and changed it up a bit.

Why no sugar you ask?  Well, I am trying to remove most processed foods from my diet and the boys diet.  Thus, I am having to learn how to bake without using sugar and white flour.  It is definitely been an interesting challenge since I was never much of a baker in the first place.

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.5 cups whole wheat flour

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl cream butter and honey.
2. Next, beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. Add in baking powder.


4. Add 1/2 cup of flour at a time for a total of 3 times.  Mix well after each 1/2 cup of flour.


5.  Spoon onto cookie sheet.  I used two spoons and made about 1 inch balls that I then flattened a little bit.


6.  Bake 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
7. Enjoy!

The cookies must not have been too bad considering all three boys ate at least 3 (that I knew about) and I had three plates that looked like this when they were done.

What have you made that is doesn’t have sugar or white flour?  Leave a comment and let us know where to find it.

Blueberry Cobbler

Last week I took the to pick blueberries.  We came home with two gallons of yummy blueberries.  Since I had all of these blueberries, I decided to make a blueberry cobbler.  Just to let you know, I have never made a cobbler before, so this was a new experience for me.  Also, since we don’t have any white sugar in our house, I had to adapt this recipe to use honey instead.  The overall consensus what was that it was pretty darn good.

Ingredients:

Inside of the Cobbler:
4 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 C honey
1/2 tsp. flour (I used whole wheat)
1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Top of Cobbler:
1 and 1/4 C flour (I used whole wheat)
3 tsp. baking powder
5 Tbsp Butter
1 C Milk
5 Tbsp honey

Directions:

To Make the Inside:
1. Lightly grease an 8 inch square baking dish.
2. Place the blueberries into the dish.
3. Mix in the lemon, honey, flour and melted butter.
4. Set aside.

To Make the Top:
5. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and honey.
6.  Work in butter until it is in small pieces.
7. Mix in milk.  You should get a thick batter or a wet dough consistency.
8.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Put it all together:
9. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
10.  Spoon the batter onto the top of the blueberries.
11. Bake for 20 to 30  minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
12.  Let cool and serve.  Enjoy!

We enjoyed ours with some homemade vanilla ice cream.  Yum!

{Kids in the Kitchen} Sugar Cookies (w/ recipe)

This week Thing 2 was learning about the Yummy Letter C.  So we had to make some letter C cookies to go along with our lesson.  Both Thing 1 and Thing 2 had fun helping me make cookies.

Ingredients:
1/2 C butter
1/2 C oil
3/4 C confectioners sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter, oil, confectioners’ sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy.
3.  Add egg and vanilla.
4. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

What fun have you and your kids have in the kitchen this week?

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