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Monday, September 19, 2005 

Bed and Breakfast Cookies

One of my favorite memories of visiting bed and breakfasts is often the meals or goodies they had available, usually hand made by the owners. It always made the stay much more "homey" and personal.

I stumbled across a website that collects recipes and b&b properties and puts them together. Now...if I could only visit all these fine places and try out all their recipes....


Swedish Melting Moments
presented by Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast
Charleston, South Carolina
A true taste of the South set in a charming architectural treasure!

Yields 2 dozen

1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
Cookie Glaze (see recipe below)

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Sift in flour and cornstarch, mix well. Add flavorings, blending well. Chill 1 hours.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 3" apart on greased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a small glass dipped in water. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (Cookies do not brown, but should be cooked through to center). Carefully remove to wire cooling rack (cookies very fragile). Spread cookie glaze evenly over each while still warm. Cool and store in airtight containers.

Cookie Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
Combine ingredients; whisk until smooth.

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