Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweet Valentine.....

Happy Valentine's Day!

A new cookie/cake recipe I just tried and a Valentine's message from our sweet Auntie in NM! Doesn't the little pup look right at home on there?
As I mentioned before, this was the first time I made this recipe. Oh my goodness! What we have been missing! At first I was so sad I couldn't make my favorite soft sugar cookies. I looked through my Baking Companion by King Arthur Flour and found these amazing scone-like cookie! They really don't even need frosting, but that was one of the reasons I was making cookies!

These cookies are amazingly soft and chewy because they have yogurt in them! Isn't that cool? The dough is kind of spongy in texture because of it.

Half and Half Cookies
because you dip half of them in chocolate

1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
In a mixing bowl cream shortening and butter with extracts. Beat in sugar and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.

4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup yogurt or sour cream
Whisk together flour. baking soda and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternately with the sour cream or yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Roll out dough 1/4" thick and bake at 400 until lightly brown on edges, about 10-11 mins.


  1. I love the old-fashioned Valentine. : )

    The cookies look delicious! I will have to try that recipe. I don't remember if I mentioned this to you before, but I did try your brown sugar cookie recipe this past Christmas and they were fabulous!

  2. Oh how nice! Glad you enjoyed the Brown Sugar Cookies. I am thinking these valentine cookies would lovely with a fruit glaze on top, yum! (Except, I think "fruit glaze" is something I just made up! Lol! I am have to figure out to make it.)

  3. I love the little doggy Valentine! Those cookies look good too, theres nothing like a good sugar cookie!

    1. Isn't he a cutie! I know..... I have just recently truly appreciated a good sugar cookie. Yum!