Biscuits d’Aurélie à la Jennifer

This recipe comes from the grandmother of my husband, Aurélie Leblanc Munn.  The original is just the list of ingredients leaving plenty of room for you to add your own personality. ~Shopping List~ 1 tasse de beure ou de graisse fondue (1 cup butter or crisco) 2 oeufs (2 eggs) 6 cuillère à table de sirop d’érable (6 tablespoons of maple sirop) 1 tasse de cassonade (1 cup brown sugar) 1/2 tasse de lait à laquelle on ajoute 1 cuillère à thé de soda à pâte (1/2 cup milk with 1 teaspoon of baking soda combined) 2 cuillère à thé de poudre à pâte (2 teaspoons baking powder) Farine pour épaissir (3.5-4 tasse), (Flour to thicken- 3.5-4 cups) ~What to…

Sugar Cookies

~ Shopping List ~ 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup margarine, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract ~ What to do ~ Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using…

Peanut Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~ 1/2 cup shortening 1.25 cups packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup peanut butter 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1.75 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).  In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter until smooth.  Stir in egg, milk and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.  Roll into small balls, cover in sugar.  Place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Lightly flatten using a fork (creating a cross pattern).  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack…

Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~ 2.5 cups all purpose flour 1 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract ~ What to do ~ Cream butter until light.  Gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.  Beat in extract.  Gradually blend in flour.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour (no more than 6 hours).  Shape and place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 8-12 minutes. Optional:  top with frosting