Blueberry Biscotti

Sometimes I feel like a crunchy cookie.  Blueberry Biscotti are just that.  Their crunchy and sweet with dried blueberries.  Their great with herbal tea or coffee.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/4 cups flourBlueberry Biscotti

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 beaten eggs

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups dried blueberries

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and dried blueberries.

In a second bowl beat eggs, sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla together until mixture is light and fluffy.

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Cranberry Sunflower Cookies

Cranberries are my favourite dried fruit.  I love them in granola, harvest loaves or cookies.  Cranberry Sunflower Cookies combine the fruit with crunchy sunflower seeds and sweet coconut.   Their great by themselves as a treat or taken on a picnic.

For a change try dried blueberries instead of cranberries.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups flourcranberry-sunflower-cookies

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sat

3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup vegan margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs or 2 flax eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

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A variety of Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread has always been a favourite cookie in my household.  On holidays we used to make a platter of different types of the sweet treat.  Below I’ve included some cookie recipes that were always hits on our holiday platter.

Enjoy!

Recipes are ordered from left to right.

Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Shortbread

1/2 cup brown sugarA variety of shortbread

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips.

See preparation method below.

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Mae’s Shortbread

Mae’s shortbread is a recipe that my mom received from a close friend when I was a kid.  My mom took the recipe and made it into a special treat for holidays.  I remember coming home from school to the smell of this buttery treat close to Christmas.  She’d meticulously cut out shapes of birds, bells and trees.  These days I just roll the dough in a log and cut into disks for when  I need a quick treat for friends and family.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter

1/2 cup icing sugarMae's Shortbread

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.  Cream butter and icing sugar and then mix into dry ingredients just until mixed.  Do not over mix dough as it will make the cookies tough.

Use a piece of  parchment paper to roll a cookie log. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Remove from fridge and cut in slices.

Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until bottoms are golden brown.

Move to a wire rack and cool before serving.

Try serving these cookies with  Strawberry Lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lime Shortbread

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup softened butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup sugarLime-Shortbread

4 tbsp  lime juice

Combine mixture and roll into a log on parchment.  Refrigerate until butter hardens.  Cut log into slices and put on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until the cookie bottoms are golden brown.

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