Thursday, February 27, 2014

Glazed Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

There are SO many cookie recipes out there. Some are incredibly complex. Some use gourmet ingredients. Some are gorgeous works of art. Some require a culinary degree to create. Some will send you into a sugar coma after two bites.

But sometimes, you just want a simple, yummy cookie. Something that won't upstage your designer coffee. No frills. Just simple goodness.

This is one of those cookie recipes. Simple. Tasty. Healthy-ish. Whole wheat. 8 ingredients.

What are you waiting for?

Glazed Brown Sugar Cookies
by Raye
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9-11 minutes
Keywords: bake cookie
Ingredients (2 dozen)
    • 1-1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
    • 1/2 c. organic whole cane sugar, such as Rapadura or sucanat (or a free-flowing brown sugar)
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 6 Tbsp coconut oil (in solid state)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 c. organic whole cane sugar, such as Rapadura or sucanat
    • 1 Tbsp whole milk (or more, if needed)
    • Cream together coconut oil and organic whole cane sugar. Mix in vanilla and egg.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Chill for 1 hour, or up to overnight.
    • After at least 1 hour, preheat the oven to 375*F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls (approximately 1 rounded teaspoon; .75 oz ea).
    • Arrange cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake at 375*F for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are set. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool completely on the pan. They will look under-done when you take them out of the oven - that's ok! They will finish cooking and set up perfectly as they cool on the pan.
    • While cookies are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, combine milk and organic whole cane sugar. If the glaze seems too thick, add additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches a 'drizzle-able' consistency. (Note, you can sub in a non-dairy milk here, if desired)
    • Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies; allow glaze to dry. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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    30 Before 30 Update: Jan/Feb 2014 Edition

    Wow. It's been a whirlwind couple of months. I decided to take a little time off around the holidays, then one thing turned into another and I realize it's been quite a while since I did any blogging. I was just telling my friend Beka, how do other mom bloggers find the time to post regularly? I apparently haven't found the groove yet.

    This doesn't mean I've just been lazing around the house in my jammies, though. I've got several things to share, some DIY projects, a couple of recipes...

    I was asked to fill in for the regular pianist at church in February. I was a little nervous at first, but it went well and I felt pretty confident after I got into it. It was nice to be involved and feel like I was contributing to the service!

    (hee hee hee, my toes are in the corner there)
    In the meantime, check out my quilt!  I started quilting the layers together in January and my frame broke after about 1 square, so I'm waiting for my replacement frame to come in the mail so I can continue on that. The end is in sight!  A major project to check off my 30 Before 30 list!

    In other creative news, I'm almost caught up with Ry Guy's baby book (this super cute CM album) and I healthified another recipe from my file as part of the Great Recipe File Makeover. Molasses cookie recipe coming your way this week.

    I've kept up with my reading.  Since Christmas, I've read the following books:

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    The Ry Guy Report: 8 Months

    Weight 18.25 lbs

    Length 26 inches

    • Legs are becoming stronger everyday! Loves to stand up in his exersaucer.
    • Can scoot himself backwards on the floor (no crawling yet!)
    • Teething.

    • Bananas.
    • Taking blocks out of a bucket.
    • Chewing on his thumb.
    • Bathtime.

    • Strangers.
    • Sudden, loud noises.

    The Quotable Ry Guy Happy squeaks!!! He loves the sound of his own voice.

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    Molasses Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

    Food is so intertwined with memories for me. I smell these cookies baking and I'm instantly transported back in time to my mom's tiny kitchen, helping her roll out molasses cookies and spoon in the homemade mincemeat filling. YUM. The warm spices combined with the sweet molasses cookies are a perfect combination and a perfect treat for a cold, blustery, winter day.

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