February Recipes: Sweet + Savory

cookie recipe, Syracuse Connection magazine, Go Davis, Sweets

Whip up a batch of these easy Valentine-themed sugar cookies for your loved ones this month!

Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

by Melissa Spelts

2 bell peppers – cut in half

Mix

1 can of chicken, 12.5 oz (we buy ours from Costco)

1 avocado (diced)

1 to 2 Tbsp. of Mayo

2 tsp. of mustard

Stuff and eat. It’s so yummy!

Mayo Substitutes…

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Hummus

 

Best Sugar Cookies

by Melissa Spelts

This is my Mom’s favorite sugar cookie recipe. It truly is the BEST! I loved when my mom made these. I have many fond memories of cutting out the hearts with the cookie cutter, putting them on the cookie sheet and waiting for them to be cooked and cooled so I could decorate them. They always tasted AMAZING! Just thinking back on them I feel the LOVE my mom had for us. It wasn’t about the treat as much as the time she spent with us making them.

Cream together

1 C. butter

2 C. sugar

3 eggs

Add

1 C. buttermilk and beat well

1 Tbsp. vanilla

½ tsp. soda and salt

4 tsp. baking powder

5 C. flour

Mix all ingredients well. Add flour last.

Set in covered container in refrigerator at least 3 hours. Dough will set up more during this time. (the dough will be soft.)

Roll out ¼ to ½” thickness on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees. DO NOT Brown! Frost and decorate. Makes 4 dozen cookies!

Creamy White Frosting

by Melissa Spelts

1 C. butter (softened)

1 ½ tsp vanilla

4 ½ C. powdered sugar

4 Tbsp milk

I love this recipe. It is so easy and delicious! Throw all ingredients in a mixer and beat together for 30 to 60 seconds and it is done. We use this recipe for all our frosting needs: cakes, cinnamon rolls, and of course sugar cookies!

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