Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Around The House At The Holidays Pt. I

My parents' house has been all decorated and looking completely lovely for quite some time now. I must share some pictures with all of you! Check back tomorrow for a second set :-D and click here for last year's wonderful-ness complete with descriptions- and

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baking Time- Pecan Dainties

Tuck these cookies in a vintage jar for a great little gift !

My wonderful mom- she has taught me everything I know about baking. We've been making cookies together forever.

Pecan Dainties

1 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 t. salt
2 cups flour

Cream butter.  Add powdered sugar and salt and then cream well.  Add flour and blend well.  Shape into two rolls 1 1/2" in diameter.  Wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Cut into 1/4" slices and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Frost with Brown Butter Frosting.

Brown Butter Frosting

2 T butter                                                1/2 cup chopped pecans for sprinkling
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 T hot water
milk or half and half

Brown butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and hot water.  Stir until smooth.  Add enough milk to make the frosting a good spreading consistency.  Frost and sprinkle with pecans.

Recipe from the 1956 Wisconsin Electric Power Company cookbook.