craving something sweet, your quick fix sugar recipes
you know when you want sugar and feel like baking something quick - any suggestions for a quick cookie or cake recipe assuming you have flour butter eggs and milk as basics in your house? Maybe cocoa powder and jam.
easy peazy and these are just so rich and delish (and easy) - we called them thimble cookies:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract*
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
Beat butter, sugar, salt and extract in the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, on medium speed, until creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping bowl a few times during mixing. Lower speed and add flour, scraping bowl several times, until dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape dough into high, 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on an ungreased, parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. (Cookies will spread slightly.) Using a thimble, or your thumb, make a deep indentation into the center of each ball. (Do not press down too hard or cookies will crack. A small crack in the cookie is acceptable.) Fill indentation with about 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of jam. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until light brown
How about meringues?
All you need are egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar (or lemon juice or vinegar)
This really bad but I eat molasses sugar straight. If I'm feeling slightly more civilized, then I will make a fruit crumble with oats on top.