Brown Sugar Cookies

By liza-hawkins

Brown sugar cookies are the perfect addition to my daughter's lunch box or for a treat after dinner. I may have also had a warmed brown sugar cookie (or four) with my hot tea during Downton Abbey last week. View this recipe's blog post.

Ready In: 30 mins

Level: Easy


Prep: 18 mins

Cook: 12 mins

Yields: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 c flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 c light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c Stonyfield Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
  • 1 c butter (softened)
  • directions

    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375°F.

    Step 2

    Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment for 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Add the egg and the yogurt, and continue mixing for another 2 minutes.

    Step 3

    Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a separate bowl. With the mixer set on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/2 cup at a time (just eyeball it), letting each pour of flour incorporate fully before adding the next.

    Step 4

    Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and set them 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Step 5

    Bake the brown sugar cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until they're golden brown around the edges, and then remove the cookie sheets from the oven.

    Step 6

    Allow the cookies to rest for a minute before removing them to wire racks to cool completely.

    Homemade Vanilla Waffles

    By liza-hawkins

    The Greek yogurt added to these waffles, give them a wonderful tang, while also keeping them moist and fluffy on the inside. View this recipe's blog post By Liza Hawkins of (a)Musing Foodie

    Ready In: 25 mins

    Level: Easy


    Prep: 15 mins

    Cook: 10 mins

    Yields: 6 waffles

    Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 c salted butter (melted)
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1/2 c Stonyfield Organic Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 T pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 2 t sugar
  • directions

    Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for a minute until they're creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, melted butter, yogurt and vanilla together, and then pour that mixture into the eggs, giving one last whisk to get everything incorporated.

    Step 2

    Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together in another mixing bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture into the liquid, whisking the batter until it's just incorporated; don't over-mix. Let the waffle batter rest while your waffle iron warms.

    Step 3

    Cook the waffles with your iron set on high, for about 3-4 minutes each, or until they're golden brown.

    Step 4

    Serve with additional Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Greek yogurt, or with butter and real maple syrup. Leftovers can be stored in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated in the toaster or microwave during the work-week.

     

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