Saturday, September 18, 2010

The First of My Fall Baking Adventures

I just met a great girl, Jenny B, about a month ago.  She is from Dallas and just has the great, Southern way about her.  She made some melt in your mouth cookies last week and was gracious to pass on the recipe.  Wow.  Just imagine mini, fluffy pumpkin pies...  Mmm.

Jenny B Cookies

- 2 1/2 c flour
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 t ground cinnamon
- 1/2 t ground nutmeg
- 1/2 t ground cloves
- 1/2 butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 6-8 T heavy cream
- 1 t vanilla extract

1. preheat oven to 350 F.
2. combine: flour, powder, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, & salt. mix with spoon, then sift.
3. (separate bowl) cream: butter & sugar. add & mix (to butter/sugar): egg, vanilla, 2 T heavy cream.
4. in 2-3 batches, add flour mixture to butter mixture. you will alternate flour (mix), 2-3 T heavy cream. do this until it is completely mixed. *try not to over beat, as this will result in flatter, more crispy cookies. :)
5. bake for 8-10 minutes (maybe a little longer). take them out before they start to brown too much on the edges.


- 8 oz. cold cream cheese
- 1 stick unsalted butter, firm but not cold (if you are in a rush, you can stick it in the microwave for a few seconds, but be careful it doesn't start to melt)
- 1/8 t salt
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 3 3/4 c confectioners sugar

1. beat cream cheese, butter, & salt.
2. slowly mix in confectioners sugar.
3. add vanilla.

**be sure cookies are completely cool before adding.

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