Sunday, September 4, 2016

Chocolate Football Cookies/ #SundaySupper

It's football season! For me that means lots of fun foods, like cheesy appetizers, colorful drinks, spicy wings, and these chocolate football cookies! Today we are talking football, or at least football food, which is my favorite part of the game, and these football cookies are a fun treat for any fan! They take some prep and planning, and they are totally worth the time! You can even freeze the cookies once they are cooked. Then just let them thaw before you decorate!


Chocolate Football Cookies
(printable recipe)
Makes 5-6 dozen cookies, depending on size

Sugar Cookies
4 3/4 cups Flour
1/4 cup  Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
3 teaspoon Baking Powder
pinch of Salt 
2 cups Butter, softened
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoon Almond Extract 

 Royal Icing
 6 oz. Warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a separate bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Mix in eggs and almond extract. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated and the dough comes together.
The dough needs to be chilled. Roll a spatula full of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. The dough should be 1/4" thick.Cover the dough with parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet, covered with plastic, into the refrigerator. Do this until all the dough is rolled between pieces of parchment. By the time you are done, the dough you put on the cookie sheet first will be done.
 Start cutting the dough with the cookie cutter. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes. Make the frosting recipe. When cookies are done, let them cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
Fill a decorating bag with frosting. Start decorating the football cookies as shown above. Use a #2 tip for everything. Let dry completely.

For more detailed directions on making the cookie dough and the frosting, read how I have made them in the past. 
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Baking!

Scroll down the page to see how the rest of the #SundaySupper family is celebrating football this year! Thank you so much to Coleen from The Redhead Baker for hosting today's fun event!


Appetizers
Main Dishes
Side Dishes
Desserts
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!!

Hi everyone!
Thanks for stopping by to share and browse!
Are you as excited as I am that it almost fall? The temperatures have yet to drop
 here in North Carolina. But soon! Very, very soon!
Link up and share what you have been creating! Can't wait to see everything!

Here are last weeks 3 most clicked links:

Crispy Potato Onion Rosti
from

3 Easy and Delicious Snacks for Game Day
from

Texas Sheetcake - Our Family's Favorite Chocolate Cake
from

Congrats to you all!


Thank you to every one who linked up and to those who stopped by to browse!
I am always in awe of all the talented and creative people who take the time to share!

Here are a few ways to make the party fun for everyone: 

1. It is so much more fun when someone clicks
 on your link and visits your page, so visit other blogs 

if you can.

2. I pin each of your link ups to the Celebrate It! board,
 and I will also pin them to another one of my
 boards that fits the pin.
 Your link up will get tweeted both times also!

3. By linking up you are giving me permission to feature
 your post on social media.  Proper credit is always given.

Let's get the party started!





Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mini Vanilla Cheesecakes To Feed a Crowd

Today I am guest posting over at Today's Creative Life. I am sharing a yummy dessert that you just might want to make for the long weekend, especially if you are entertaining! I hope you will click on the link and stop by!

See you over at Today's Creative Life!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

How to Freeze Peaches and Make Peach Sauce / #SundaySupper

If you dream about fresh peaches in the middle of the winter, this recipe is for you! How to Freeze Peaches and Make Peach Sauce is a a great way to enjoy fresh peaches all year long. This sauce is rich and tasty, full of flavor and perfect for topping ice cream, putting on biscuits, adding to shortcake, cheesecake, or anything you like to enjoy with fresh peaches. The best thing about this recipe, besides the yumminess, is the fact that you can freeze peaches from the summer, and make this recipe in the winter. The peaches freeze quickly and easily, and the "how to" for freezing follows the recipe at the end of this post. 

 Peach Sauce

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte

The heat of the summer is starting to wear on me a little. How about you? I am definitely looking forward to fall! But it is still summer, and I needed a little after dinner dessert for a party I hosted last week. The entire meal was grilled, and I didn't want to heat up the kitchen with the oven, so I made this No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte! I used some fun fruit, like carambola (star fruit), kiwi, and mango, a favorite pound cake, and some yummy whipping cream. Sprinkle it with a bit of toasted coconut and dessert is in the fridge!
 Tropical Torte

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!

Apple Streusel Bundt Cake / #BundtBakers

It is beginning to look a little like fall! Well, ok, not outside, but here at #BundtBakers, where this month we are baking bundts with apples! This Apple Streusel Bundt Cake has streusel mix on the top, and cooked apple slices in the middle. I drizzled the cake with melted caramel to get a bushel of flavor in every bite!
Apple Streusel Bundt Cake
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Southwest Noodle Stir Fry

If you are not a fan of stir fry meals, I know this dish will change your mind! This Southwest Noodle Stir Fry is packed full of so many flavors, you will want to make it again and again. From the roasted corn, to the chayote squash, to the soft and luxurious noodles, this dish will leave you wanting more! With a little prep, this dish comes together quickly. Be sure to make extra for left overs!

Southwest Noodle Stir Fry

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT / #SundaySupper

The BLT sandwich is pretty much known to everyone, but this Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT is the original, only elevated! It starts with a homemade garlic aioli, is topped with two types of bacon, a squirt of mustard for some zippy flavor, a piece of creamy swiss and it's all held together with tasty, thick Texas toast! Homemade BLT's will never be the same!


Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT