July 15th, 2014
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July 9th, 2014
Today is “National Sugar Cookie Day” . . . perfect excuse to indulge in our Deluxe Sugar Cookie recipe!
1 cup/250 mL butter or margarine, softened
1 cup/250 mL sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Almond Extract
2 tbsp/30 mL milk
2-1/2 cups/625 mL all-purpose flour
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Baking Powder
4 cups/1 liter powdered sugar
1/2 cup/125 mL butter or margarine, softened
3 to 4 tbsp/45 to 60 mL milk
1 to 2 tsp/ 5 to 10 mL **Watkins Extracts to taste
Food coloring, if desired
**try: Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, or Pure Mint Extract
Cookies: Combine butter, sugar, egg, extracts, and milk in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking powder; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours). Heat oven to 400ºF/205ºC. On lightly floured surface, roll dough one third at a time to 1/4-inch/5-mm thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 1 inch/25 mm apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove to wire rack to cool.
Frosting: Combine all ingredients; beat until smooth.
May 31st, 2014
Festive Fruit Skewers from Clear Conscience Blog
Fresh fruit is always a perfect summertime treat, and with a little creativity, it can be easy to dress up for your summer celebration. Plus, we also really like food on skewers (so do kids!) In honor of the 4th, we put together a festive medley of red, white and blue fruit with a side of Watkins Vanilla-infused yogurt dip.
Here’s the how to:
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
¼ cup powdered sugar
Wash fruit. Slice bananas and cut tops off of strawberries. Skewer fruit in the pattern of your choice (note: fruit types can be substituted).
Dip: Mix yogurt, vanilla and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until blended and smooth. Chill and serve.
May 26th, 2014
You and your family will love this delicious bread when it’s made with “World-Famous” Watkins Cinnamon!
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp Watkins Cinnamon
Combine sour cream and baking soda in small bowl; allow to work while mixing rest of loaf. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and mix alternately with sour cream into batter mixture. In a separate bowl, mix cinnamon and brown sugar filling. In a greased loaf pan, alternate a third of the batter mixture with a third of the filling; repeat. Swirl with knife. Bake 350 degrees for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.