April 21, 2009

Soft Drop Sugar Cookies

We tried these when we were home for Christmas, they are to die for. They are so good. I especially love the frosting on them. I hope you like them as much as I do. Thanks Becca, for sharing this recipe with Susan.

2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix till creamy.
In a separate bowl mix:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 cup flour
Gradually mix dry ingredients into butter mix, alternating with a 15 oz. carton of ricotta cheese. Bake 350 for 12 minutes..don't overbake. Cool and frost. Enjoy!

1/3 of 8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
mix well, adding 3-4 cups powdered sugar to preferred likeness.

IHOP Pancakes

A dear friend I had in Utah (she now lives in Washington) gave me this recipe. I've had it for a long time, but hadn't actually made it. I made it once and it is a family favorite now. We make it often. Once you have these, you'll never go back to bisquick.

1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

In a blender or mixer, combine all the ingredients until smooth. Spoon onto a preheated pan (be sure to spray with pam before). Spoon enough to make a 5 inch circle. Flip the pancake when the edges appear to harden and the center is bubbly. Makes 8-10 pancakes.

I usually double this and we have a few extras. They're just as good warmed up in the microwave the next day.