Sunday, September 13, 2009

More tid bits...

To keep potatoes from sprouting eyes :) just put an apple in the bag with them and it will stop this from happening. I hate buying bags of potatoes because it seems I don't use all of them before they have sprouts coming off of them. I got this fun fact when I was watching the food channel the other day. He had put a green apple in his bag of potatoes, but I don't think it should matter which color of apple it is.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Root Beer Cookies

Root Beer Cookies

1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Cup Butter or Margarine
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
2 Tsp. Rootbeer Concentrate
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, eggs, rootbeer concentrate, and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add your flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms. Drop heaping teaspoon full about 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes - you may want to experiment with the cooking time... They usually turn out better if you take them out before they look too done. Cool completely before frosting them so that the icing doesn't melt and run off.

Rootbeer Icing:

2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbs. Half and Half
4 Tsp. Softened Butter or Margarine
2 Tsp. Rootbeer Concentrate
Combine all the ingredients and beat at low speed until the icing is smooth. Spread the icing on the cookies after they have cooled and then wait until the icing sets before storing and stacking them.
Yields approximately 4 dozen cookies. Recipe can be doubled.