Friday, November 27, 2015

Chocolate Pixies

Chocolate Pixies are chocolate cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar before baked. My Grandma made this recipes for years for Christmas. She always kept them in Christmas cookie tins and had them on the counter whenever we would visit her. They are delicious and Christmastime requires for me to make them and remember my dear Grandmother.

Chocolate Pixies

Photo found here.

1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups GF flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Powdered sugar

In a medium-sized bowl, blend together oil, 2 cups sugar, and melted chocolate.

Blend in eggs and vanilla. Then mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in walnuts, if desired.

Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, covered. Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and roll them in powdered sugar. Place on a parchment-paper lined cookie pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops crack and the cookies are cooked through. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Buttermilk Pie

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I am sharing this recipe for Buttermilk Pie with you! I found the recipe here. When I tried this pie, my first thought was: Where has this pie been all my life?! It is that good.

Buttermilk Pie

Photo found here.

1 large (9 inch) GF pie crust
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons of GF flour
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nutmeg – to dash on top

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare pie pan with pie crust.

Cream together butter and sugar. Once fully combined and slightly fluffy, add flour and eggs.
Mix well. You can use a hand mixer for this, or beat with a fork until fully combined and smooth. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated.

Pour into prepared pie crust. Dash nutmeg on top.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 – or until done. A fork or toothpick inserted into the middle should come out cleanly. The pie will still be slightly jiggly after baking.

Allow time to cool and set before serving, usually an hour at the very least.