Teddy Bear Tea Party Recipes
Little teddy bears are generally good, but for this cinnamon-packed cookie they put on their very best behavior!
1/3 cup butter, softened1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 package cream cheese, softened (3-ounces)1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon butter, melted
In a small bowl combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Set the cinnamon-sugar mixture aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
Divide dough in half. Roll half of the dough between pieces of waxed paper into a 12x8 inch rectangle. Brush dough with half of the melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Beginning with one of the short sides, carefully roll up dough, using the waxed paper to lift and guide the roll. Moisten edges; pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Roll each roll in the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 4 to 24 hours or until firm enough to slice.
Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
Banana Nut Bread
This is a traditional favorite that children of all ages love!... a hearty banana bread filled with crunchy walnuts. So save those extra brown bananas for a heightened sweetness!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs1/4 cup yogurt1 1/4 cups mashed ripened and brown bananas1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon cardamon1/4 teaspoon salt2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
In a bowl cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in eggs, then the yogurt and mashed bananas.
In another bowl stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Beat dry ingredients into the banana mixture until moistened. Stir in the walnuts.
Turn the batter into a greased a floured 9x5x3" loaf pan. Bake the bread in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer pan to a rack to cool before removing bread.
Oatmeal Scones With Raisins or Dates
Extra simple to make, these satisfying scones are made with melted rather than cold butter!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cups raisins or chopped dried dates 1 large egg10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) warm melted butter1/3 cup milk
Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Have ready a large ungreased baking sheet.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingers to separate fruit, mix in rolled oats and raisins or dates.
In another bowl whisk together egg, melted butter, and milk. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients . Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be quite sticky.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. With floured fingers, pat the dough into an 8-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Cut 8 to 12 wedges. If the dough is too sticky to remove the wedges intact, wait 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, place the wedges at least 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on a rack or serve warm.
Peanut Butter Applesauce Cake
This is a delicious and moist cake that is sure to please the young palate!
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened1/2 cup chunk-style peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg1 cup applesauce sweetened or unsweetened1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
In a bowl cream the butter and peanut butter with the sugar. Beat in the egg, then the applesauce.
In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Beat dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture until well mixed and fairly smooth in appearance.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8x8" cake pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on rack.