The stage has been set! It's the Seahawks and the Broncos for Super Bowl XLVII on February 2!! I think that Super Bowl Sunday can be considered one of the bigger party days of the year, so let's get ready!! Here at The Freshman Cook, we are having an Eats and Treats Linky Party so we can see what everyone is making, baking, decorating, and munching down on! I know I always love to see how everyone else parties!! So get your party hats on, because we are having a party to celebrate the big party!!
Every entry will be pinned, tweeted, and posted on google+!!
Everyone should see your Super Bowl Eats and Treats!
It is reveal day for the Improv Cooking Challenge! This month the ingredients are crackers and cheese so I made these Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bites! This is not my "go to" cheesecake recipe that I usually bake, although I still adore it. I wanted to get outside my comfort zone and try a totally new cheesecake recipe, and I am so glad I did. It has a deep vanilla bean flavor that I know you are going to love.
Here are some fun winter cookies I think you will like! I call them
snowball cookies because they are dipped in white chocolate, and then
dipped in edible crystal flakes that look like glistening snow. They
also have a surprise ingredient in the center~a chocolate kiss! So you
can throw them at someone you love!
SNOW BALL COOKIES
1 cup Butter
1 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 cup Granulated Sugar
2 large Eggs
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
5 1/4 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt White Chocolate or White Candy Melts or White Chocolate Chips Sparkly Clear Sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat your butter on medium until it is fluffy.
Add both sugars, and mix well.
Add your eggs, oil, vanilla and lemon juice.
Beat until blended.
In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, cream of tartar,
baking soda and salt.
Add the flour mix to your egg mix and beat until blended.
Using a small scoop, Scoop out the cookie mix.
Place it on your parchment paper.
Unwrap your chocolate kisses and......
place the chocolate kiss upside down into your dough.
Mold the dough around your chocolate and form into a ball. Place on baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Don't worry about browning the cookies. They will get a little brown on the bottom only.
Let your cookies cool completely. (They taste really good right now with the melty kiss inside!)
While your cookies are cooling, chop your white chocolate, and melt it in a double boiler or microwave if you prefer.
Once the chocolate is melted, place the top of the cookie in the chocolate to coat the top.
Then dip the top of the chocolate covered cookie into the sparkly sprinkles. Set them back on your cooling rack to dry.
They look so pretty, .....
and here is your surprise inside! I hope you enjoy these snowball cookies. This recipe is originally from an adaption of the thumbprint cookies that I love to make from a Southern Living recipe. I love when recipes are so good they can be used as several different items, don't you?! Thanks for stopping by!
Today I am participating in the Lady Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge, and I made Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows Sugar Cookies. The ingredients for this month are cocoa or chocolate pudding and marshmallows. This is always such a fun challenge, and I am so glad to finally be participating again. I made these sugar cookies because I am always trying to improve my decorating skills, and because they were fun!