1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
HOW TO MAKE IT
Preheat oven to 200˚F. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl. Cover them completely with boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes, or until you assemble the rest of your ingredients. When tomatoes have reconstituted, drain the liquid. Arrange the mozzarella cheese, basil, and Parmesan cheese in bowls or on plates near the stove for easy access.
In a small bowl, beat 3 eggs together with 2 tablespoons milk. Heat a medium (10 inches) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and tilt pan to coat it completely with melted butter. When butter foams, add the egg mixture and use a rubber spatula to rapidly stir eggs in pan for a few seconds, then shake pan to evenly distribute eggs, and let cook over medium-high heat until eggs are nearly set. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup mozzarella, 1 tablespoon basil, 1/4 cup tomatoes and 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese over one-half of the omelet. Season omelet lightly with salt and pepper. Run the rubber spatula lightly under the other half to make sure it’s not stuck, then gently fold the egg mixture over the filling. Let cook another minute or two to let cheese melt, then slide the omelet out of the skillet onto a plate.
Keep warm in a 200˚F oven while you repeat Step 2 to make 3 additional omelets with the remaining ingredients. Serve omelets warm.
In medium bowl, whisk eggs with melted butter until well blended.
In large bowl stir together flour, sugar and baking powder, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add the egg mixture and then vanilla. Mix until shiny, about 2 minutes. Cover bowl with waxed paper and let the dough stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. When rolling out this dough, don’t be afraid to add flour. It will not make the dough tough.
Roll out dough to 3/8inch thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Place on prepared cookie sheet (parchment paper or silicone baking sheet). Bake 12 minutes. Let cookies completely cool before icing. Makes approximately 3 dozen 2 inch cookies.