Tag: Culinary Travel

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Tasty Streusel Coffee Cake

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Tasty Streusel Coffee Cake

  As a true sugar-craver, sometimes I wake up in the morning with the hankering for breakfast sweets. I love a good muffin or scone, but sometimes I want something a little more deluxe. I adore the taste of cinnamon rolls, but oftentimes they seem…

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Perfect Homemade Pizza Dough

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Perfect Homemade Pizza Dough

  My husband would eat pizza every single day of the week if he could, but that’s a huge bore for my ever wandering taste buds. But there is something to be said for eating a good, hearty pizza every couple of weeks. I’m not…

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Crispy Butter Cookies

Hot Buttered Baking . . . Crispy Butter Cookies


While sipping a cup of coffee, sometimes I crave a sweet treat that I can dip into the aromatic caffeinated waters.

Shortbread cookies can be perfect for this, but sometimes they’re just too heavy and filling.

My light and crisp butter cookies are a great alternative when you want a sweet cookie with a little bit of crumble.

These cookies are super simple to make and use ingredients most people already have on hand.

So give them a try and enjoy!


Crispy Butter Cookies




  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and confectioner’s sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla extract.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls, then roll in sugar.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.






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