caseymay Profile - (13943332)

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Living In: Placerville, California, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a country girl from the foothills of California. After college, I spent two years working in South East Asia as a first grade teacher. I now work as a writer for a magazine.
My favorite things to cook
My boyfriend is a chef and luckily I never have to cook. What I contribute is lovely desserts! I love to bake, which is ironic because I don't really have a sweet tooth.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making spritz cookies (cookie-press cookies) with my Mom at Christmas time, we do it ever year!
My cooking triumphs
I make a fabulous lemon curd cheesecake which has won two awards so far. It's a hit and pretty easy to make!
My cooking tragedies
Ohhhh, there have been many. I am notorious for leaving out a key ingredient in any given recipe....
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies I
These cookies get two thumbs WAY up! Every time I bake these I do a double batch because EVERYONE wants some! The dough is soft and cake-y and subtly sweet while the frosting is creamy and sweet. The only modification I make is to add a teaspoon of almond extract to the batter and the frosting and MAN do people go crazy for the almond! The response I always get is, "What's that flavor...I can't quite put my finger on it but it's AMAZING!" It's not over-powering, just a little something different. These are PERFECT cookie-cutter cookies, but do be sure to chill the dough for at LEAST a couple hours (I do mine overnight.) I also bake mine only 10 minutes and they are perfectly soft yet strong enough to support PLENTY of frosting. These are a BIG winner in my book! I have given this recipe to at least 12 different people and they keep passing it on...I love it!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2009

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