~Valentine Sprinkle Sugar Cookies~



Sprinkle up some love with these confetti covered cookies! Be mine Valentine! ❣️❣️❣️

Valentine Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

1 1/3 cups butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coarse salt
3 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup red Decorettes
1/2 cup white Decorettes

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy 3-4 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter mixture and stir until dough comes together.

Form dough into about 1 tablespoon scoops. Roll into a ball and then roll in sprinkles. Place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until lightly brown, be careful not to over bake. Remove cookies to cooling racks, and cool completely.

Makes 12-18 cookies

Recipe by Amy Richardson

~Tart Lemon Cream Cheese Turnovers~



A sweet “tart” for your sweetheart! These simple vanilla iced tangy lemon cream cheese turnovers will be sure to make your Valentine pucker up! 💛🍋💛
Happy Valentines Day! ~ Amy XO

Tart Lemon Cream Cheese Turnovers

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
1 cup whipped cream cheese
1 cup purchased lemon curd
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg + 1 tbsp water
Crystal sugar, optional
Vanilla icing, optional

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment

In a mixing bowl, with a fork or whisk, mix cream cheese and sugar together. Whisk in lemon curd and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll one sheet of puff pastry into large rectangle.
Cut into 6 even squares.
Place a large spoon full of lemon mixture into the the center of each square.
Fold edges together to form a triangle, and place on prepared sheet.
Brush turnovers with egg wash and press the edges of turnover with a fork to completely seal. Repeat.
Sprinkle with crystal sugar and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly, and drizzle with coining if desired.

Makes 1 dozen

Vanilla Icing:
1/2 cup confectioners
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk sugar, butter, milk and vanilla until smooth. Glaze while slightly warm.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

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Just a sweet spoonful!! ~Strawberry & Cream Blueberry Lemon, and more…Fruit Sugars!~



Just a spoonful of sugar!!! Stir or sprinkle a sweet little spoonful into your favorite drink, cereal, or toast. Add some into your best roll recipe or sprinkle on your cookies for a little bit of fun! ~Amy

~Strawberries & Cream Sugar~

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup freeze dried strawberries
1/4 tsp powdered vanilla

~Lemon Poppyseed~

1 cup sugar
2-3 packets crystallized lemon, Tru Lemon
1/4 tsp poppyseed

~Blueberry Lemon Sugar~

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries
1-2 packets crystallized lemon, Tru Lemon

~Classic Cinnamon & Sugar~

1 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

~Raspberry Sugar~

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup freeze dried raspberries

To make:

Place sugar and desired ingredients into small food processor and blend/pulse until fully combined and even in color

Recipes by Amy Richardson

~Sweet Valentine Confetti Cookies~



Toss some confetti, and celebrate with those you love this Valentine’s Day with these sweet, melt in your mouth cookies! Love, Amy ❤️

~Sweet Valentine Confetti Cookies~

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup corn starch
1 1/4 cup flour

Pink and red colored sprinkles

Heat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and beat again, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Add cornstarch and flour, and mix on low. Blend well.

Place dough into cookie press and press close together onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Glaze with frosting. Sprinkle with red and pink sprinkles

Vanilla Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

With an electric mixer, beat butter and 2 cups of the sugar until smooth.
Add vanilla, beat on high. Add remaining sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

~Snow Pearl Sugar Cookies~


Snowy little sugar pearls turn this classic cookie into a winter treat! ~Amy

Snow Pearl Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt

1 cup Belgian Sugar Pearls

Heat oven to 375 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy 3-4 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter mixture and stir until dough comes together. Stir in sugar pearls. Form dough into 2 tbsp scoops. Roll in granulated sugar and place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove to cooling racks.

Makes 12-18 cookies

recipe by Amy Richardson

*Belgian Sugar Pearls can be purchased at finer grocery stores
Amazon, and World Market

Festive Fresh Greens, Raspberries, Cinnamon Goat Cheese, and Praline Pecans, and Creamy Cranberry Orange Dressing


The holidays are full of sweet treats, but sometimes we just need something fresh! So here is a Christmas twist on my favorite salad! Merry Christmas friends!!🎄
Love, Amy

Festive Fresh Greens, Raspberries, Cinnamon Goat Cheese, and Praline Pecans, and Creamy Cranberry Orange Dressing

Salad:
Mixed baby greens
Fresh raspberries
Cinnamon Goat cheese, crumbled
Praline pecans

In a large serving bowl, layer ingredients

Cranberry Orange Dressing

1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1-2 tb orange juice
Zest from 1 orange

Whisk together sugar, cranberry sauce and sour cream. Add juice and whisk until well blended. Chill until ready to serve.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Cheers! Dad’s Classic, Peppermint White Chocolate, and Gingerbread Egg Nog Lover’s Trio!


Cheer in the holidays, toasting family and friends with the holiday classic , egg nog! Make one, or all three just for fun! Maybe Even an egg nog party! Happy Holidays! ~Amy

~Dad’s Classic Holiday Egg Nog~
~White Chocolate Peppermint Egg Nog with Whipped Vanilla Cream~
~Gingerbread Egg Nog with Vanilla Rum Whipped Cream~

Recipes:
~Dad’s Classic Holiday Egg Nog~

2 quarts purchased egg nog, chilled
5 cups whole milk, chilled
3 cups evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla, his preference is Mexican Vanilla
2 tsp rum extract
Nutmeg

In a large bowl, whisk together egg nog, whole milk, and evaporated milk. Whisk until well mixed. Chill until ready to use.

Makes 1 gallon

~White Chocolate Peppermint Egg Nog with Whipped Vanilla Cream~

Peppermint Egg Nog:

2 quarts purchased egg nog, chilled
5 cups whole milk, chilled
3 cups evaporated milk
4 oz Lindt or other European White a Chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
Crushed peppermint candies

In a small sauce pan heat 1 cup of evaporated milk. When hot, whisk in white chocolate until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint and vanilla extract. Chill.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg nog, whole milk, remaining evaporated milk, and peppermint milk mixture. Whisk until well mixed. Chill until ready to use.

Makes 1 gallon

Whipped Vanilla Cream:

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla

In a medium sized bowl, using an electric mixer, beat all ingredients on high until soft peaks form.

Serve chilled egg nog with whipped cream, and garnish with crushed peppermint candies.

~Gingerbread Egg Nog with Vanilla Rum Whipped Cream~

Nog:

2 quarts purchased egg nog, chilled
5 cups whole milk, chilled
3 cups evaporated milk, chilled
1/4 cup Brer Rabbit full flavor molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
Crushed ginger cookies for garnish

In a large bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, molasses, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Add egg nog and whole milk, whisk until well blended. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 1 Gallon

Vanilla Rum Whipped Cream:

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp rum extract

With an electric mixer, beat until until soft peaks.

Serve chilled egg nog with whipped cream, and garnish with rum whipped cream and crushed ginger cookies.

Recipes by Amy Richardson