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Apple Crisp

Quick Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Kathie’s Bakery Oatmeal Shortbread Cookie Mix
  • 8 apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and slice apples into small pieces.  Place in medium mixing bowl
  • Add salt, sugar and cinnamon and stir until slices are coated.
  • Layer in casserole dish or other medium-sized pan
  • Follow cookie mix instructions and crumble dough over the apples
  • Bake at 350º for 35 minutes or until, brown and bubbly.

Serve warm with ice cream.

Blueberry Scones

Quick Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Kathie’s Bakery Scone Mix
  • 2/3 cup blueberry yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 stick butter
  • Lemon zest (optional, to taste)

Instructions

  • In large bowl, grate freezer-cold butter into Scone Mix.
  • Mix quickly, but don’t over mix.
  • Add berries and yogurt
  • Bake according to Scone Mix baking instructions (see package back)
  • Sugar glaze: Dissolve 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 cup hot water
  • Brush sugar glaze and then sprinkle dry sugar on baked scones

These are my husband’s favorite!  I hope you enjoy them, too.

Kathie’s Baking Tips

Adding Special Ingredients

Shortbread Variations

  • Add extracts or light flavored herbs like lavender or rosemary
  • Roll in sugar before baking
  • Dip half of cookie in melted chocolate

Scone variations

  • Add flavored yogurt for a little extra flavor
  • Add a cup of fruit, chocolate chips or poppy seeds to the mix
  • Add vanilla extract or zest of lemon or orange.
  • Try savory scones with bacon, cheese, jalapeño or let your imagination run wild!

Perfect Baking Instructions

  • For all recipes, freeze your butter first, then grate it into the mix.  It’s easier and faster than cutting it in.
  • I ALWAYS use my hands to mix my mixes.  It’s faster, they mix up perfectly and there’s much less cleanup.  Its’ fun for kids, too!
  • Shortbread tastes best when it’s cool – wait for it!
  • Warm hands are magic for mixing shortbread.  They make the butter and the mix marry together perfectly.
  • Err on the side of overcooking shortbread.  They melt in your mouth a bit better when a little overcooked.