It’s that time again. Time for the Secret recipe Club big reveal! I just love this day. I love checking my email, waiting for my “secret” assignment email. Did you know that the Secret Recipe Club has been around now for one year. Yeah! Happy birthday! It was the idea of Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ and she went with it. Lucky for the hundreds of bloggers that participate each month. I know I’m not alone in saying a huge “thank you!” to her and all her helpers. It’s so much fun!
The host for today’s reveal is Angela from Big Bears Wife. She is amazing too! She helps us out with questions and reminds us of all the important things! Like who our assignment for the month is.
My blog this month? 365 Days of Baking. I was thrilled! THRILLED!!! I love Lynne’s blog! Lynne is an amazing baker and I love that she rates all of her recipes based on a scale of 1-4 rolling pins. It’s nice to see someone write “not so much” next to a recipe and be truthful about it. But to be honest, all of her recipes look amazing to me! I had a heck of a time choosing. My list of “I wants” was huge! and included her:
French Butter Cookies
Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies
Baked Cinnamon French Toast
Cream Cheese Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips
Salted Caramel Thumbprints
Cake Batter Rice Crispy Bars
I know, right?!?! Don’t they all sound delicious?!?!
But after reading every recipe, looking at the ratings and struggling with what I felt like eating at the time (I can be pretty moody when it comes to food sometimes), I chose to make her French Butter Cookies. They sounded buttery (hense the name) and delicious and perfect for what I was craving!
French Butter Cookies
Source: 365 Days of Baking
* 1 cup butter, room temperature
* 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup sugar
With an electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar and brown sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Gradually mixx in flour and salt on slow speed until incorporated. We add 1 cup of milk chocolate chips at this point =o) Because we love chocolate.
Roll the dough into 2 or 3 logs (depending how big you want your cookies). Wrap in plastic wrap and form into a round log. Refrigerate for al least 1 hour (or overnight.)
When ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add sugar onto a cutting board and roll one log in the sugar.
Carefully slice into 1/4 inch slices.
Place on a silpat or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 – 20 minutes (until lightly golden brown).
Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
Lynne rated this cookie recipe with 3 1/2 rolling pins (on a scale of 1 to 4.) I would totally gree with her. They were delicious!!!! They were kind of like shortbread but with the brown sugar, they had a different taste to them. A delicious taste! And warm??? Oh mercy!
Now join me in looking at all the amazing recipes from this week’s reveal.
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