19 January 2012

Sugar, Spice and Puppy Dogs

Day 3 of our huge snowstorm has turned into an ice storm.  Another day home from work and getting ready to hunker down and hope we don't lose power.  We got up long before dawn to watch the news so I decided to bake while the electricity is still on.  My grandma used to make the best homemade cake donuts and lacking her pastry skills, I made an old favorite from my childhood.  I don't know where my mom got this recipe but I'll share it since it's really easy and fast.
Buttons and Bowknots
2c baking mix (such as Bisquick)
2T sugar
1t nutmeg
1/8t cinnamon
2/3c milk
1 egg

Sift dry ingredients together.  Add milk and then egg.  Knead dough (add more baking mix if too sticky) and roll out 1/2" thick on lightly floured surface.  With donut cutter, cut circles and holes.  Twist each circle into a 'figure 8' and place with holes on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool on baking rack.

Melt 1/4c butter and dip cooled pastries into butter and then a mixture of cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.  Eat with a warm mug of hot cocoa. 

Now, it's off to make another pot of coffee and watch Dozer play outside.  He loves all this snow ~ his favorite thing is waiting down in the backyard for Jason to throw snowballs at him from the deck so he can try to catch them in midair.  It's hilarious.  Hope everyone stays safe and warm today!  ~ Melissa


  1. Oooo, those look wonderful and areperfect for cozy snowstorm eating. How fun for you to have a few snow days, especially as you still have power so you can stay warm and cook wonderful things.

    Your dog is precious!

  2. Dozy looks like he is loving it. I will copy the goodies, they look wonderful. I made cinm. rolls yesterday, not as good as Maggies.(: good though. Have a warm day L Trudy

  3. Maggie's rolls were delicious but I bet yours were wonderful,too!

    if you lived closer you could have some of the donuts ~ it made alot!

  4. Hi Dozer!!!! You look quite happy with the snow :)

  5. Ahhh... those look delicious!! Hope you haven't lost power and don't!! Now, Dozer looks like he's all for the snow! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

  6. I've always loved snow days! I once got snowed in at a cabin with a woodstove heated hot tub, ski trails, and pumpkin pie for breakfast. It was wonderful!

  7. power's still on but it's chilly!

    Kelly ~ perfect snowday but did you have some knitting, too ;)

  8. You have a lot more snow than we do!

    The recipe looks fantastic- I may have to try it.