Featured Recipes

Kathie’s Baking Mixes are so easy to adapt and ‘make your own’

Heath Toffee Cookies

Quick Recipe Instructions

Add a little gooey goodness to my shortbread cookie mix with Heath toffee bits!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Shortbread Cookie Mix as instructed 
  • While mixing, add in Heath English Toffee Bits

Russian Tea Cakes

Quick Recipe Instructions

It’s so easy to turn my shortbread cookie mix into delicious Russian Tea Cakes!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Shortbread Cookie Mix as instructed 
  • While mixing, add in chopped walnuts
  • Leave cookies in ball shape (don’t flatten with fork)
  • After baking, roll in granulated sugar while still warm
  • Let cool, then roll in powdered sugar one more time

Pecan Balls

Quick Recipe Instructions

Get a little nutty and turn my shortbread cookie mix into yummy pecan balls!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Shortbread Cookie Mix as instructed 
  • While mixing, add in chopped pecans
  • Leave cookies in ball shape (don’t flatten with fork)
  • After baking, roll in granulated sugar while still warm
  • Let cool on baking rack

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Quick Recipe Instructions

It’s so easy to add a little light and refreshing lemon flavor to my shortbread cookie mixes!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Shortbread Cookie Mix as instructed
  • While mixing, add in lemon extract
  • Optional: for a bit more lemon flavor, add zest of lemon
  • After baking, sprinkle with powdered sugar

Blueberry Muffins

Quick Recipe Instructions

It’s so easy to turn my muffin mix into delicious blueberry muffins!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Muffin Mix as instructed
  • While mixing, add in blueberries

Blueberry-Lemon Loaf

Quick Recipe Instructions

A Blueberry-Lemon Loaf goes great with coffee and company!

 Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Make Kathie’s Muffin Mix as instructed
  • While mixing, add in blueberries and lemon zest
  • Put mixture into greased loaf pan
  • Bake approximately 50 minutes at 400 degrees or until center is done (to check, insert a toothpick into the loaf and it should come out clean)
  • Let cool 10 minutes and remove loaf from pan

Apple Crisp

Quick Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

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

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

  • 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.