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Monday, April 25, 2011

Beltane Recipes -- Desserts

Monday, April 25, 2011
I assumed with Beltane being tomorrow that I would throw out some last minute recipes for you to try. So I hope you all enjoy. Happy Baking

Orange White Chocolate Chip Beltane Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and orange zest.
  3. In a bowl of mixer, cream butter on medium speed, adding sugar gradually. Add vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture gradually, stopping frequently to push down from sides of bowl. When flour mixture is thoroughly combined, mix in chips.
  4. Drop dough by scant spoonful onto baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart, flattening slightly with back of spoon. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 10 to 12 minutes or until beginning to brown. Allow to cool completely on cooling rack. courtesy of allrecipes.com

Ginger Beltane Cookies


  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 3 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugars.
  4. Beat in molasses and egg.
  5. Combine all dry ingredients in seperate bowl.
  6. Stir all together.
  7. Add in chopped ginger.
  8. Roll into balls, or drop by tablespoonfull.
  9. Sprinkle with red colored sugar, nuts, chocolate chips, or granulated sugar.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. Cool and enjoy! courtesy of recipezaar.com

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