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craving something sweet, your quick fix sugar recipes

smartie Jan 16, 2010 05:46 PM

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.

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    lexpatti RE: smartie Jan 16, 2010 06:33 PM

    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

    1. ipsedixit RE: smartie Jan 16, 2010 07:29 PM

      How about meringues?

      All you need are egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar (or lemon juice or vinegar)

      1. greygarious RE: smartie Jan 16, 2010 08:46 PM

        Crepes with a sweet filling and drizzle.

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          relizabeth RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 04:53 AM

          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.

          1. blue room RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 05:35 AM

            Dutch pancake! (eggs, flour, milk, butter, nutmeg, lemon juice, powdered sugar, jam)


            1. 16crab RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 08:18 AM

              I'm a chocoholic so when I need a quick fix it has to be chocolate. This isn't THE best brownie recipe, but it is very good and I like it because it has cocoa powder instead of chocolate which I always have on hand, as opposed to unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brookes-...

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                masha RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 08:36 AM

                A fruit crisp -- typically apple but whatever fruits are in season work, such as berries or plums in the summer. Cut up fruit into slices or chunks, toss with some brown sugar, cinnamon, and a tbs. of flour, and place in greased casserole. Make a crumb topping of flour, rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and strew on top. Pop in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve with vanilla topping. Start to finish it takes about 30 minutes, although you may want to wait 5-10 after it comes out so you don't burn your mouth.

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                  Sam Fujisaka RE: masha Jan 17, 2010 05:39 PM

                  Fully agree - a crisp, crumble, or Betty.

                2. JerryMe RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 09:02 AM

                  Hands down. In our home it's the no bake chocolate cookies.

                  2 cups sugar
                  1 stick butter
                  1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa
                  1/2 cup milk
                  1/2 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)
                  3 cups oatmeal (not instant)
                  1 teaspoon vanilla

                  Heat butter, sugar and milk until boiling. Add remaining ingredients until well blended. Drop onto parchment or wax paper and chill.

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                    smartie RE: JerryMe Jan 17, 2010 02:16 PM

                    love this recipe Jerry and will try this one, actually I have cashew butter so might substitute.

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                    smartie RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 02:15 PM

                    some nice ideas thank you all.

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                      rainey RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 02:46 PM

                      Peanut butter cookies. Wonderful convergence of sweet, tasty and crunchy.

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                        Vetter RE: rainey Jan 17, 2010 03:49 PM

                        Yes-- and here is a fabulous recipe:

                        1 cup PB (natural is fine)
                        1 cup sugar
                        1 tsp baking powder
                        1 egg

                        More info here: http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/20...

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                        Erika L RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 04:53 PM

                        In a small (8" or so) frying or omelette pan, melt 1/3 c butter. Stir in 1/3 c brown sugar, 1 c oatmeal, and few raisins, choco chips, and/or chopped nuts. Spread evenly and bake for 5 - 6 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven. Let cool for 3 - 4 minutes, then break into chunks.

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                          smartie RE: Erika L Jan 17, 2010 05:30 PM

                          yikes I have all this, might have to succumb later this week.

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                          cocktailhour RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 08:46 PM

                          chocolate pudding thickened with cornstarch.

                          1. chef chicklet RE: smartie Jan 17, 2010 09:08 PM

                            For years, whenever I crave something sweet and I'm being lazy, Whacky Cake.
                            Talk about easy and few ingredients.

                            no eggs, and you know how long chocolate powder will last!
                            Just made it last week, and I really splurged and made a cream cheese frosting,
                            myohmy, it was goooood.

                            1. chowser RE: smartie Jan 18, 2010 08:59 AM

                              Hot fudge pudding cake:


                              Comes together in no time, you can make smaller portions so the bake time is less. Great topped w/ ice cream.

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                                katecm RE: smartie Jan 18, 2010 09:12 AM

                                Nutella and banana quesadilla! This is a great way to use leftover bananas from the freezer.

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