Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I will not be posting for a couple weeks, we are leaving for Hawaii!! I will be back just in time for the baking group. So for those of you who are still debating on whether your ready to tackle bread baking its not too late! Email me at ajkeala@yahoo.com I will be checking my email while away!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

These fun cookies are this months recipe for the Cookie Carnival. I have never had actual strawberries in a cookie so I was a little nervous, but they turned out pretty good! My brother LOVED them. I did add a little more sugar to the last batch cause when you bake strawberries they get a little tart.

2 cups strawberries diced 1/4 inch
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup + 1 tbls. sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbls. cold butter, diced
2/3 cup heavy cream
sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the diced strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 Tbls. of the sugar, set aside. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining sugar, cut in the cold butter or just use your hands. Slowly add in the heavy cream until a dough forms. stir in your strawberry mixture. Drop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake for 20-23 minutes. These cookies are best when eaten shortly after baking.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sesame Street

I had so much fun making these! They were for a sesame street themed baby shower!