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Jul
17
2009

Friday Baking with NotQuiteJuneCleaver Recipes for July 17- July 24

It’s that time again.  Sorry I am a bit late getting these posted today.  BUSY BUSY!!! But here are your new recipes! If you have questions and they aren’t answered on the Friday Baking page, please email me.  Happy Baking!

Your sweet recipe is our all time best cookies recipe from way WAY back.  It was the most requested when we catered years ago and now that Rachel is “back in business” they are still the most wanted.  They are just so good.  Any shape cookie is fine.

Cream Wafers

Below is a picture tutorial/recipe. As always gather all your ingredients before you start.

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You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 sticks butter at room temp (do not substitute)
  • sugar for coating cut outs
  • cookie cutter of your choice (the fluted ones like shown work BEAUTIFULLY)
  • flour for dusting your work area
  • Set your oven to 375

For Filling:

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 4-5 cups confectioners sugar
  • flavoring of choice (I use 1 tsp vanilla extract, and a 1/2 tsp coconut & lemon)
  • Coloring if you like

I use parchment lined cookie sheets.

Cut the butter into the 2 cups of flour with a pastry cutter or fork until it is mealy…like cornmeal. Add cream all at once and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

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Roll 1/3 the dough out adding just enough flour to keep it from sticking to the surface (I use a silicone mat). DO NOT over work your dough or your cookies will be tough. Cut what you can from this rolling and set the scraps to the side to use ONE more time. After the second rolling, discard the dough – too “used” to use, ya know?

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Place your cut outs into a plate of sugar to coat.

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Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and prick each one with a fork (3-4 times- no need to get “creative” like Husband!).

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Bake about 10-11 minutes until set…not browned. Remove to a wire rack till cooled.

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Mix your filling ingredients with a mixer until light. Spread one cookie and top with another. Makes a YUMMY sandwich cookie and delish with a great cup of Farmhouse Blend Coffee!

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Here’s your savory recipe…

Peppery Cheese Crackers (Thanks! Martha Stewart)

Makes 60 crackers

* 1 cup bread flour
* 1 cup instant polenta
* 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 cup grated Mimolette cheese
* 2 1/2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
* 3/4 cup buttermilk
* All-purpose flour, for work surface

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
2. Place bread flour, polenta, salt, baking soda, paprika, pepper, and cheese in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the machine running, add buttermilk. Continue processing until dough just forms a ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for a few seconds. Wrap dough in plastic and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.
3. Cut dough into quarters. Using 1 piece at a time, roll out dough 1/16 inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour. Keep remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap.
4. Using a 1 3/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter or a small fluted pastry wheel, cut out crackers and place on prepared baking sheet at least 1/2 inch apart. Roll out a second piece of dough 1/16 inch thick and repeat cutting process; place on second prepared baking sheet. Transfer baking sheets to oven and bake until crackers are golden brown and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating once halfway through baking. Transfer crackers immediately to a wire cooling rack; let cool completely. Repeat process with remaining dough.

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Another great recipe and for one of my favorite cookies. :) Guess who will be making some today? Thamks for sharing the peppery cheese cracker recipe. I love peppery things!!
If I keep making your recipes, I’m going to have to pick up on my walking!!

These look delicious. Thank you for sharing! I have had to make my Lakewood Manor blog private (www.bobandterri.blogspot.com) but I keep this one public for my family.

this looks yummy again! do you still have that link to the cookie cutter for the wafer cookies?
thanks, cant wait to try this

They look yummy. Looking forward to trying this.

MimiG

I’ve got to try this. Will search for the cutter so they’ll look something like yours. A great sounding recipe! Thanks for sharing.
MimiG

I tried them and they are great! Thanks for another good one;)