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Iced Cranberry Pecan Cookies

October 12th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Iced Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Brenham House Fall Cookies

These Iced Cranberry Pecan Cookies are one of my most favorite cookies.  I just love the Fall and I can’t help myself, I just have to bake them for our guests at Brenham House!  Sometimes I dust them with Powdered sugar, but my favorite is to use lemons icing on them!  Yes, I said, “lemon”.

1 1/4 c. sugar, 2 sticks of softened butter, 3 egg yolks, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter, 1c. cranberries, 1c. pecans chopped finely

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixer cream together the sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla.  In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.  Slowly add to the wet ingredients.  Stir in the cranberries and pecans.  Scoop out on a pan with parchment paper and do not flatten.  Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly brown on the edges.  Cool and dust with powdered sugar or ice with your favorite icing.  Makes about 4 dozen.

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

August 23rd, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie is one of the many different items served, as an afternoon refreshment, to our guests.  As our guests check in refreshments are left, on the sideboard, in the dining room for them to enjoy.  What a wonderful treat after an afternoon of traveling, shopping or sightseeing.  It gives guests a chance to rest, have a cup of coffee and a treat, before they head out for dinner.  It is an easy recipe to make and the ingredients are common things that you probably already have on hand.  Make this pie and you friends and family will be impressed with your cooking skills.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is to make.

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

Enjoy Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

  • 1-1/2 c. loose brown sugar
  • 6 T. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. half and half
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. butter, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

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