Monday, December 17, 2007

Aubrey’s Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
6 cups flour

Mix butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add vanilla and lemon extract. Then add in the baking powder, salt, soda, and alternate a little milk and then 2-3 cups flour, until all the milk and flour is used. Roll out dough not less than 1/4” thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. You DO NOT want the bottoms of your cookies browned.

**I like to refrigerate the dough so it is not so sticky. Be generous with the flour when you roll out your cookies.**

To decorate, sprinkle with sugar or colored sugar. I use a confectioner sugar icing and color it with food coloring too.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Marty's Famous Bread Dunk

4 Bars of Cream Cheese
1 5oz. jar of sliced, dried beef (cut into 3/4" square chunks)
4 green onions (chopped - use all but the end of the white tip)
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
14 dashes of garlic salt
14 dashes of ground black pepper
2 8" to 10" round loaves of bread

With a mixer or in a food processor, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Add the spices. Add the beef and onions. Hollow out one loaf of bread and fill with the mixture. Wrap the loaf tightly in foil. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Cut the removed bread and a whole 2 second loaf into 1 1/2" cubes for dipping. Serve warm.

Options: For those who don't eat beef, try Bacos as a substitute.