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Friday, November 2, 2012

Snickers Blondies

We are having the missionaries over for dinner tonight, so Dillon and I made these Snickers Blondies. He is awesome at stirring! I think I ripped this recipe out of a magazine last Halloween and we just now had a chance to try it! Yummy! 

Snickers Blondies

1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C butter at room temperature
1/2 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
12 fun size Snickers, quartered

1. Heat oven to 350. Line an 8inch square pan with parchment paper (I used foil and sprayed it with pam), leaving an overhang on the sides. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In a medium bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture, mix just until incorporated. Fold in the snickers.

3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until golden and wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs, about 25-30 minutes.

4. Let cool, then use the overhangs to transfer to a cutting board, cut into 16 bars.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Homemade Oreos

This afternoon I made cookies to send to Travis' class party tomorrow. I went ahead and taste tested one and they are yummy!

Homemade Oreos
1 3/4 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
2/3 C cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 T milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together all the ingredients. Form into balls, then flatten slightly on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. Cool completely, then frost. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nutter Butter Truffles

Dillon helped me make these Nutter Butter Truffles this morning. We crushed Nutter Butters then mixed them with cream cheese. Then we rolled them in balls, chilled them, and dipped them in chocolate. Looking forward to diving in to them later!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Coffee Cake

I haven't been blogging lately because I haven't been baking, but that doesn't mean we haven't been eating! I did however take a picture of a coffee cake I made last week. I was supposed to use all white chocolate chips, but since I didn't have many left and I love regular chocolate anyway, I mixed them together and it was delicious!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Decorated Almond Cake

I made this cake just because I wanted to. Isn't it pretty? I used a recipe from a cupcake book my sister gave me and it was fabulous! I really loved it, it was a slightly denser cake, kind of like a pound cake. I actually left out the ground almonds and it still had a wonderful flavor. Then I had some more fun with the icing I made a few days ago, and topped it with my FAVORITE chocolate glaze that I use all the time. It goes really well with rocky road ice cream too!

Almond Cupcakes
(I just used this recipe and baked them longer in two round cake pans, maybe 40-50 minutes)

1 3/4 C sour cream
2 sticks butter
1/2 C veggie oil
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 C sugar
2/3 C almonds, ground and toasted (optional)
4 large eggs at room temp.
2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 325. Spray cake pan or line with cupcake liners.
2. Cream 1 C sour cream, butter and oil.
3. In another bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix in almonds if using.
4. Add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture, one third at a time, mix well after each addition.
5. In another bowl mix eggs, remaining 3/4 C sour cream and both extracts.
6. Add egg mixture to batter in thirds, beat 1 minute on medium speed after each addition.
7. Fill cupcakes 3/4 full and bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Dark Cocoa Glaze
3 T water
2 T butter
3 T cocoa
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat water and butter in saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil; remove from heat. Immediately stir in cocoa. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until smooth; cool slightly.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

I found this on Pintrest the other day and tried it over the weekend. I love anything chocolate and peanut butter. And I love anything that has the consistency of cookie dough. This was an awesome healthified version of a sweet treat and I will be making this again! I have also tried the non chocolate version that she shared, which just leave out the cocoa powder and chocolate chips, which was also great.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pretty Pink Cookies (made with mayonnaise)

Yup, you saw that right-these cookies are made with mayonnaise! I got this recipe from a book that my mom passed along to me a while back and I just ripped out some of the ones that appealed to me. I was just plain curious with this recipe. I was a little afraid of it, but pleasantly surprised! They are perfect for when you want cookies but don't have eggs on hand, they are very soft, and ridiculously easy to make.

I didn't tell Travis what was in these, for fear he wouldn't try them. But because he ate like 5 yesterday, I think they passed the taste test and I can now reveal my little secret-heehee! 

I made these for a potluck at Travis' school and I really wanted to try my hand at a little more pipping. Plus, I'm addicted to the frosting!

Mayonnaise Cookies
1 C mayo
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Mix everything together. Spray baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375. They would also be great with chocolate chips or nuts mixed in.

Decorating Icing
2 lbs powdered sugar
1 C shortening
2 T corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C water
Beat for 5-10 minutes.