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The Secret to a Pretty Crust

Have you ever wondered how to get a beautiful shiny, golden brown crust on your pies, bread and other baked goods? Compare the buns on the left and the right. Which ones looks prettier and way more appetizing? The secret is to glaze or wash the dough with beaten egg just before...

Is It Ok For Children to Eat Frosting?

People often ask me questions and I’m thrilled to answer them but I thought it would also be a good idea to post some of them and the answers here! I hope you find the answer to this question I received by email helpful. “I made cupcakes with buttercream frosting using Watkins...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

There are countless chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one is my favorite! They are a bit cake-like, not soft, but they’re not hard or crisp either.  I can’t remember where I found the recipe, I have the ingredients (but no method) written on a recipe card. It makes...

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

It’s the last day of twelve days of Christmas cookies and I’ve saved the best for last, shortbread cookies are my personal favorites! Christmas just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have these shortbread cookies. They’re sometimes called melting moments because they are so buttery and tender they...

Top 10 Cookie Baking Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Cookie Baking Tips and Tricks

I love baking and have experienced both fantastic and terrible results over the years. Experience might be the best teacher but if you’re like me you hate to waste food. In order to increase your chances of baking success, here are the top ten cookie baking tips, tricks, and...

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass cookies or Magic Window cookies are so pretty on a plate and they taste pretty yummy too. This recipe is a lot of fun to make with your children. You can use these cookies to decorate your tree or eat them of course! This recipe is egg...

Snowflake Cookies

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Not everyone gets snow this time of year but you can enjoy snowflakes, snowflake cookies that is! These look so pretty on a plate and taste wonderful. 3 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon Watkins vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder...

Nutmeg Logs

These nutmeg logs are uniquely flavored with this traditional Christmas spice and frosted with rum flavored icing. A perfect holiday match! Can you believe this is day nine of the 12 days of Christmas cookies series? Nutmeg always reminds me of eggnog. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup...

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a popular cookie for Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day or any day. These deluxe sugar cookies can be eaten plain, decorated with icing or sandwiched together with jelly or jam to make jam jams. Part of the holiday fun is baking. Decorating cookies is a wonderful and...

Holiday Fruit Drops

Fruit cake is a traditional Christmas treat for many people, these soft holiday fruit drops taste similar but are much quicker and easier to make! This recipe is a healthier, low fat version, made with yogurt and whole wheat flour. You can substitute dried fruit of your choice for...

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