Yum Yum!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cockroach Cupcakes

I had so much fun making these Halloween goodies! I made them for Travis' grandparent's Halloween party this weekend. The past few years they have been holding contests for the scariest Halloween treats, and this year I won first place! I got the idea from a cupcake book I have.
The cockroach body is a date, the wings are caramels, the heads are M&Ms and the antennae are Chinese noodles.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I made these cookies. I copied the recipe off of a blog a year ago and I finally got around to making them. They have a light cake like texture with soft middles and I like the lemon with a little chocolate. Yum!

Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 stick of butter at room temp.
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese at room temp.
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 box lemon cake mix
1 C chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in cake mix. Mix in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Roll chilled batter into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Play on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways (no-bake!)

Yumminess! This is a cookie recipe that I set aside a month of so ago. Then when I was at my sister's and we were coming up with a treat she had the same one cut out, so we gave it a try. The magazine compared it to s'mores, but we thought they had more like French toast flavors. At any rate, they were delicious!

Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

1 1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/3 C maple syrup
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
7 oz. marshmallow cream
non stick cooking spray
chocolate syrup or chopped candy bar for topping

1. Mix the crumbs, peanut butter, syrup, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Shape into 1 1/4 inch balls. Flatten each ball with a fork or spoon.

2. Spoon 1/2 tsp cream on each cookie. You can coat the spoon with the cooking spray to make it easier. Drizzle the chocolate or sprinkle chocolate on top.