Thursday, January 21, 2010


I just love when I come across new sugar cookie recipes and new and different things, like Ditzy Blonde Cake.....sounds delicious..I can't wait to try these both...thanks Jamie!

{Recipes from Jamie Mitchell}

Amanda's Amazing Sugar Cookies II
1 1/2 cups butter
2 c. sugar
2 whole eggs
2 yolks
2 t. almond extract
4 t. vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder

Beat butter and sugar together (2min). Add eggs and yolks one at a time. Add in extracts. Stir together dry ingredients. Add in 1 cup at a time, mix JUST until incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX!!! Wrap in clear wrap and place in fridge for one hour.

When ready to bake, bring dough out, let it sit for a minute to warm up a bit, LIGHTLY flour counter, roll out and cookie cut away.

Parchment line your sheets and bake at 350 for 6-8 min. You want them to remain practically blond in color when you take them out.

The ICING you should use:
So easy! Can't remember where I got the recipe, but I've adjusted it a bit.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. half and half
1 1/2 T. corn syrup (I used BUTTER SYRUP I made from scratch, recipe to follow)
1/4 t. almond extract

Stir. Frost. Let dry.

Ditzy Blonde Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
3 whole eggs
1 cup milk
1 stick melted butter
1 t. vanilla
1 bag mini marshmallows
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
3 T white corn syrup
5 T butter
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9x13 glass pan with nonstick spray. Mix the first 5 ingredients (cake - vanilla) on low until dry is incorporated. Then increase to medium and mix a min or two. Pour batter in pan. Bake 25 minutes. When done take out of oven and cover with mini marshmallows (not the entire bag, but close!) Put back in the oven for 3-5 minutes depending on your want the marshmallows soft and melty with just the faintest bit of brown on top of most. Cool completely. Then make the butterscotch: Put in glass bowl brown sugar-butter and microwave for 1 min at full power. Stir. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir. Microwave at 50% power again for 1 minute. Stir. Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Pour butterscotch over top of cake allowing it to completely cover the top. There will be some sauce (or A LOT!) left over. Serve cake with the additional butterscotch.

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