Showing posts with label treats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label treats. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Texas Sugar Cookies / #foodbloggers4tx

Today I am joining some of my fellow bloggers in a show of virtual support for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the end of the page you will find a list of reputable charities, if you wish to donate money to help.
Throughout my life, I have met a lot of people from Texas, but I have never met one who wasn't proud to be a Texan. So I thought I would share this sugar cookie in the shape of the state, with a heart near where Houston is located. Our hearts go out to you and your beautiful state as you struggle with the aftermath. God bless.

Texas Sugar Cookies 
( makes approx. 5 dozen, depending on size)
(printable recipe at end of page)
5 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 cups Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Almond Extract
Pinch of Salt

Frosting
6 Ounces Warm Water 
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar



Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together. 
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until flour is incorporated and dough comes together.
The dough needs to be chilled. On the Kitchen Gifts web site they recommend this great idea so you can start cutting out your cookies sooner than later. Take a spatula full of dough, and put it in the middle of a piece of parchment paper. Cover the dough with the same size parchment paper. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness.
Place the dough on a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and let it chill in the refrigerator. Repeat the process until all the dough is used, and all the sheets of parchment are in the fridge. By the time you are done, the first sheet you put in should be done. Take out the first batch, cut out, and start baking at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.
In a large mixer bowl, add warm water and meringue powder. Whisk together until frothy and thickened, about 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and whisk for 30 seconds more. Pour in all of the sugar at once. Mix on low for a full 10 minutes. Icing will be thick and creamy.
Start decorating by mixing navy blue color. Use royal blue and a bit of black to get navy blue. Use a #2 decorating tip and a pastry bag. Outline the blue area, then fill in as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
 Add the white color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
Add the red color to the bottom of the cookie.
Add heart to Houston area.

Thank you for joining me today for this very special blog post! 

Keep reading to find the list of charities, lots of other wonderful food that celebrates Texas, and a printable recipe for the Texas Sugar Cookies.  


CHARITIES:



Find lots of wonderful food that celebrates Texas:


Yield: approx. 5 dozen

Texas Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 cups Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
Frosting
  • 6 Ounces Warm Water
  • 5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cookies
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until flour is incorporated and dough comes together.
  2. The dough needs to be chilled. On the Kitchen Gifts web site they recommend this great idea so you can start cutting out your cookies sooner than later. Take a spatula full of dough, and put it in the middle of a piece of parchment paper. Cover the dough with the same size parchment paper. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness. Place the dough on a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and let it chill in the refrigerator. Repeat the process until all the dough is used, and all the sheets of parchment are in the fridge. By the time you are done, the first sheet you put in should be done. Take out the first batch, cut out, and start baking at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.
Frosting
  1. In a large mixer bowl, add warm water and meringue powder. Whisk together until frothy and thickened, about 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and whisk for 30 seconds more. Pour in all of the sugar at once. Mix on low for a full 10 minutes. Icing will be thick and creamy.
  2. Start decorating by mixing navy blue color. Use royal blue and a bit of black to get navy blue. Use a #2 decorating tip and a pastry bag. Outline the blue area, then fill in as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  3. Add the white color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  4. Add the blue color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  5. Add the red color to the bottom of the cookie. Let dry for a couple hours.
  6. Add the star to the area near Houston. Let dry.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fruit Cones / #ColorMyWorld

 Sometimes simple is best, and these Fruit Cones are both simple and refreshing! Filled with both fresh blueberries and cherries, they make the perfect way to end a meal, or a light treat for the end of the day!


Fruit Cones  
(recipe at end of page)
10 ounces Milk Chocolate
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Cherries
6 Sugar Cones

Melt chocolate in double boiler. 
While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
Wash blueberries.
Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
My friends and I at #PBColorMyWorld are cooking with red and blue ingredients today! I hope you enjoy the recipes! Click the link below for more.







Fruit Cones

INGREDIENTS:


  • 10 ounces Milk Chocolate
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Cherries
  • 6 Sugar Cones

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  2. While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
  3. Wash blueberries.
  4. Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
  5. Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
  6. Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Creamsicle Doughnuts / #TasteCreations

This month we are all about Doughnuts at #TasteCreations, so I made some Creamsicle Doughnuts I would love to share with you! Would you do just about anything for a doughnut? I think a lot of people would! I lived in Las Vegas when the first Krispy Kreme opened in the city. Everyone was excited! The television news talked about it, it was in all the papers, and the lines were out the door everyday for at least a week. It seemed everyone had a story about waiting in line for the delectable doughnut! It was craziness, and everyone was talking doughnuts! Fun and a little nutty at the same time!
Well, these doughnuts are very tasty and easy to make, but I'm not sure they will get that much press! But, then again, you won't have to wait in line to get them! Even though they are worth it!
Creamsicle Doughnuts

(makes 15-17 doughnuts)
(printable recipe at end of blog)
 2 cups Cake Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoon Butter, melted
1 teaspoon Orange Extract
2 teaspoon Orange Zest
1/8 cup fresh squeezed Orange Juice from zested Orange
Orange Sprinkles

Glaze 
2 cups Powdered Sugar 
4-5 tablespoon Light Whipping Cream

Preheat oven to 350° F

Place the cake flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Mix together. Add the extract, zest and juice. Mix together.
Grease a doughnut pan.Fill each doughnut cavity with batter, about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 1/2 -7 minutes. Remove from oven. Take a toothpick around the edges of the pan to loosen the doughnut a little. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
Place all doughnut on a baking sheet, or something similar. This is where they will be iced.
Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and cream. Add the cream a tablespoon at a time until the glaze is thick but pourable.
Pour the glaze into a small bowl. Drop each doughnut onto the glaze, then lift off, let drip a little, and set back on tray.
Decorate doughnuts with orange sprinkles or jimmies, and enjoy!



 Check out these awesome donuts from the rest of our group! 




Blueberry Baked Donuts 

Don't they sound delicious?! Click on the link for the recipe!


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Thank you for joining me today!  Happy Baking!

 
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Creamsicle Doughnuts

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Cake Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Orange flavor Extract
  • 2 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1/8 cup Fresh Orange Juice from zested Orange
  • Orange Sprinkles
Glaze
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoon Light Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Place the cake flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Mix together. Add the extract, zest and juice. Mix together.
  3. Grease a doughnut pan.Fill each doughnut cavity with batter, about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 1/2 -7 minutes. Remove from oven. Take a toothpick around the edges of the pan to loosen the doughnut a little. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
  4. Place all doughnut on a baking sheet, or something similar. This is where they will be iced.
  5. Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and cream. Add the cream a tablespoon at a time until the glaze is thick but pourable.
  6. Pour the glaze into a small bowl. Drop each doughnut onto the glaze, then lift off, let drain, and set back on tray.
  7. Decorate doughnuts with orange sprinkles or jimmies, and enjoy!
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies / #15 Minute Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! This week for #15MinuteFriday I am sharing some yummy Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies!                          These are quick and easy and I am sure you will love them!
Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies 
(makes 3-4 cookies)
(printable recipe at end of page)
4 tablespoons Cookie Butter
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
Chocolate Sprinkles

Mix together the cookie butter and the heavy whipping cream on high until the whipping cream is absorbed into the cookie butter.
Use a 1M (wilton) size tip and put mix into pastry bag.
Fill bottom cookie with mix. Top with another cookie.
 Decorate the sides with chocolate sprinkles and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe, and I would love to know if you make these tasty cookies!

 

yield: 3-4 Cookiesprint recipe

Cookie Butter Chocolate Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons Cookie Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix together the cookie butter and the heavy whipping cream on high until the whipping cream is absorbed into the cookie butter.
  2. Use a 1M (wilton) size tip and put mix into pastry bag.
  3. Fill bottom cookie with mix. Top with another cookie.
  4. Decorate the sides with chocolate sprinkles and enjoy!
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops / #15 Minute Friday


Today I have some quick and easy Red, White, and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops to share with you! There is absolutely nothing difficult about these fun holiday lollipops, and everyone will love how cute and festive they are!
 Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops
(scroll down for printable recipe)
(makes 6)

6 large Marshmallows
1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
Red Frosting Tube
Blue Frosting Tube
2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
Candy Stars

Here are the marshmallow squares and a pick for each one.
 Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
Use  a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.

Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
 
Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

 

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Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops

INGREDIENTS:

6 large Marshmallows
  • 1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
  • Red Frosting Tube
  • Blue Frosting Tube
  • 2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
  • Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
  • Candy Stars

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
  2. Use a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.
  3. Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
  4. Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
  5. Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Magical Green Leprechaun Dessert Dip!

It is always fun to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with food and it is even more fun when the food is green! A few weeks ago I found some chocolate graham cracker sticks at the grocery, and I have been anxiously waiting to use them in this Magical Green Leprechaun Dessert Dip! This dip comes together quickly, and it is very tasty, and slightly addicting! It would make a great addition to a St. Patrick's Day celebration, and you might even catch a Leprechaun!
Magical Green Leprechaun Dessert Dip
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream
2 tablespoons Sugar
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Vanilla
Kelly Green Food Color
Chocolate Graham Cracker Sticks
Gold Sprinkles

Whip the whipping cream, adding the sugar as it whips, until it is stiff. Set aside.
Whip the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese together with a mixer. 
Add the whipping cream to the cream cheese and mascarpone.  Mix in the vanilla, and the green food color.
Sprinkle top of dish with gold, sparkly sprinkles. Serve with chocolate graham cracker sticks. Have fun! 
Thanks for stopping by today!


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Magical Green Leprechaun Dessert Dip

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla
  • Kelly Green Food Color
  • Chocolate Graham Cracker Sticks
  • Gold Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Whip the whipping cream, adding the sugar as it whips, until it is stiff. Set aside.
  2. Whip the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese together with a mixer.
  3. Add the whipping cream to the cream cheese and mascarpone. Mix in the vanilla, and the green food color.
  4. Sprinkle top of dish with gold, sparkly sprinkles. Serve with chocolate graham cracker sticks. Have fun!
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