Monday, February 17, 2014

Amazing Jelly Filled Cookies

These cookies are so great in the morning with some coffee or later in the day with a cup of tea. They have just the right amount of sweetness. Plus they are really easy to make!

For the Cookies:
1 1/2 C. Vegetable Shortening
1 1/2 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Almond Extract
4 C. Flour
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Milk

For the Filling:
Strawberry jam (I use Knotts Berry Farm)
Powdered Sugar

1. Beat shortening until fluffy.
2. Gradually add the sugar and eggs one at a time.
3. Stir in the vanilla and the rest of the ingredients alternating with milk.
4. Roll into small cookies and press your thumb into the middle (will fill with the jelly).
5. Mix some strawberry jam with a little powdered sugar and fill in the middle of the cookies.
6. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes.
7. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the cookies.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Roasted Chickpeas

These are a great snack. They remind me of popcorn, but better!

You will need:
2 Cans of Chickpeas
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Cumin- to taste
Garlic Powder- to taste
Salt- to taste
Paprika- to taste
Dash of Cayenne

Preheat the oven the 400°F
Combine all ingredients and place on a baking pan.

Cook for 20 minutes.
Stir and cook another 15 minutes.
Stir and cook another 15 minutes.

Let cool, and enjoy!