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Watkins Cinnamon and Spice Cookies

October 17th, 2014

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It’s finally Fall and Watkins Cinnamon is on sale for just $6.79 for a 6 ounce tin – don’t you love it!

Watkins Cinnamon and Spice Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp Watkins Purest Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Watkins Ground Nutmeg

1/2 tsp  salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

12 tbsp butter (1 ½ sticks), softened

1 egg

1/2 tsp Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

1/4 cup molasses

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl set aside 1/2 cup sugar. With an electric mixer beat butter, remaining sugar, egg, vanilla, and molasses until well blended. Combine with dry ingredients until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and dip in 1/2 cup/125 reserved sugar. Arrange on a baking sheet, about 3-inches apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen.

Bon appetit!



Watkins Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Muffins

October 7th, 2014

watkins cinnamonWatkins cassia cinnamon has flavored family rituals for more than 100 years. Introduce your family to this high-oil Korintje cassia, and discover the best quality cinnamon available anywhere with double the flavor of Ceylon varieties. Watkins high-oil Korintje cassia contains 3 to 3.5% essential oil: many others on the market contain 1 to 2%, and inferior brands as low as .5%.  Save 20% in October, the 6 ounce can is just $6.79.


Watkins Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Muffins

5 Tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 1/4 teaspoons Watkins Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoons Watkins Nutmeg

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg; mix well. Beat in milk.  Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; beat into creamed mixture, just until moistened.

Fill greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.  Dip muffins in melted butter, then roll in Watkins Cinnamon-sugar mixture (1 part Watkins Cinnamon to 2 parts sugar).  Serve warm.  Makes one dozen.

Bon appetit,




Happy International Coffee Day!

September 29th, 2014

Flavor your coffee with Watkins Extracts; the possibilities are endless.Vanilla_01008

Cafe Vienna

2 teaspoons non-dairy creamer

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoons Watkins Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon Extract

one cup coffee


Cafe Swiss Mocha

1 Tablespoon non-dairy creamer

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Chocolate Extract

one cup coffee


Cafe French Vanilla

4 teaspoons non-dairy creamer

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

one cup coffee


Cafe Framboise

2 teaspoons non-diary creamer

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoons Watkins Raspberry Extract

one cup coffee


Bon appetit!





Pumpkin Spiced Latte

September 25th, 2014

pumpkin pie spiceExtracts! Extracts! Read all about it!  Watkins just introduced two new extracts; Hazelnut and Pumpkin Spice and three new spices; Creamy Cinnamon Sugar, Garlic Herb Seasoning and Pumpkin Spice!

Welcome Fall with a new recipe…

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

1 1/2/360 mL cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Pumpkin Spice Extract

2 teaspoons Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract

2 teaspoons sugar (to taste)

1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee

whipped topping

Watkins Pumpkin Spice for garnish (optional)

In a small pan combine milk, pumpkin spice extract, vanilla and cook on medium heat, whisking until boiling.

Remove from heat. Pour into two mugs, add the hot espresso or coffee, and top with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top.