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Ice Cream Sundae Cookies

13 Nov

Hi again!

I made cookies!!

Ice Cream Sundae Cookies!!!

November the 11th is National Sundae Day!¬† ūüôā¬†¬†Who wouldn’t¬†want to celebrate National Sundae Day, I mean…..YUM!?!¬† So, in honor of the day; I made Ice Cream Sundae Cookies.

Yea, yea…….I’m a little behind this week, you should have had these on Monday! ¬†I am super sorry!

I think you should forgive me, though…..because I’m sharing¬†these¬†with you!¬† They are yummy, and packed full of¬†sundae goodies!

Check out this dough…..

They were¬†totally fun to make! ¬†I think you could add any of your favorite sundae toppings!¬† So, just use the recipe as a¬†map and let your taste buds be the guide!!¬†(Wow, that was corny……but seriously, do it!)

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Ice Cream Sundae Cookies

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar cones, broken apart
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white morsels
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped and patted dry
  • 1/2 rainbow sprinkles

–¬† In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.¬† Set aside.

–¬† In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars.¬† Add eggs, one at a time; beating well after each addition.

–¬† Gradually beat in flour mixture, until totally combined.

–¬† Fold in cones, chips, cherries, and sprinkles.

–¬† Refrigerate dough for an hour or more.

–¬† Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

–¬† Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet.¬† Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

–¬† Cool on the cookies sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

*recipe from www.verybestbaking.com (Nestles)

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The cookies puffed up in the oven, but kinda flattened as they cooled. ¬†They stayed really soft, which was unexpected; because they were a little thin.¬† But, with all of that being said;¬†I¬†loved the texture!! ūüôā I would absolutely make them again…..if that tells you anything!

They were like having two desserts in one!   You should make them!

Like……NOW!

Your tummy will be super happy!

I have a few other ice cream sundae bakes up my sleeve…..so be sure to look for them! ¬†I won’t keep them from you for¬†too¬†long!

Enjoy!!

Love, Lara

Red, White, and Blue Cookies

7 Nov

Hi again!  Happy Election Day!

I made cookies!!

Red, White, and Blue Cookies!!!

Since today we had the privilege to vote, I thought something a little patriotic would be fitting!!  And, because these cookies have no political affiliation; they are a perfect Election Day treat for everyone.

Well, unless you don’t like cookies…….but then we¬†couldn’t be friends, and you wouldn’t be reading this anyway!¬† So, let’s just¬†pretend that isn’t even a possibility!

We are all cookie lovers here, right??

Right!!

These cookies are full of white chocolate, dried cherries, and dried blueberries!

So yummy, so yummy!! (Have you seen the kid’s show Yo Gabba Gabba?¬† If not, you’re ¬†really missing out¬†¬†lucky!¬† That’s where my¬†“so yummy”¬†comes from. You can hear it here¬†if you are curious, but be prepared to have the¬†song burned into your brain!¬† Sorry!) But seriously, they are…….So Yummy!¬†¬†You¬†should sing that song every time you eat one!

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Red, White, and Blue Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • (1) 5 oz. bag of dried cherries
  • (1) 5 oz bag of dried blueberries

–¬† Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.¬† Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.¬† Set aside.

–¬† In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

–¬† Add in eggs, and mix until completely incorporated.

–¬† In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

–¬† Slowly¬†sift the dry ingredients into the¬†wet mixture, stir¬†until¬†combined.

–¬† Fold in white chips, dried cherries and dried blueberries.

–¬† Place heaping tablespoons on the¬†prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.¬† Bake 12-14 minutes.¬† Edges will start to brown.

–¬†¬†Allow the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 to 7 minutes.¬† They stay soft for a while¬†and firm up as they cool.

–¬† Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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Did you vote?¬† I did…I even got my little sticker to prove it! ūüôā

Luckily, voting¬†only took about 2o minutes.¬†I had a 3-year-old helper that probably wouldn’t have lasted much longer than that.¬† Pretty much everyone in line asked him who he was voting for.¬† Had I known this would happen, I would have totally coached him to say something ridiculous.

Anyway, I am¬†super proud that I live in this country!!¬† And, I am SOOO glad the political commercials are done…….enough already, huh?

I hope your voting experience went as smoothly as mine.¬† And, since you voted (or even if you didn’t)……. you should have a cookie!

Regardless who wins, I hope you enjoy!!

Love, Lara

Candy Corn White Trash

5 Oct

Hi again!

I made white trash for you!!!

I’m sure that doesn’t sound¬†very exciting, but just wait…..you’ll see!

I’ve made¬†white trash for years and years.¬† I’m not sure where I found the original recipe….probably in a magazine, but I’ve always thought the name sounded awfully derogatory, so I¬†started referring to it¬†as Dub-tee. (White starts with w,¬†w = dub. Trash starts with t…..you get it!) And the name stuck.

I make dub-tee a few times a year…..for girls weekends and holidays. It looks¬†awesome wrapped up in bags and tied with seasonal ribbons.

I also passed the recipe onto my sister, who¬†shared it with her Tri-Delta sorority sisters.¬† And now it’s a big hit at an annual charity event called¬† Crop for¬†a Cure. They raise lots and lots of money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital¬†, and that’s a good thing.¬† A really good thing.

Anyway, people go crazy for the stuff!

So I thought I’d make a festive version!¬†I know, I know….”if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and all that, ¬†but I got all caught up in the candy corn Halloween business going on. ¬†I just couldn’t resist!

Normally, I am not a candy corn person.

I think at one point in my life, I must have eaten so much of it that I put myself into a sugar coma. One or two pieces is enough to make me feel like I joined in the candy corn festivities.

BUT……I love the way it looks, and I love all of the Halloween treats that are candy corn inspired.

This is a really quick and easy treat that can be thrown together and tastes amazing.  I love salt and sugar together, and this has both.

  

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Candy Corn White Trash (aka Halloween Dub-Tee)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Chex cereal (I used rice, but any flavor is fine)
  • (1) 9 oz. bag of Candy Corn M&M’s candy
  • 1 cup peanuts (almonds work great too.)
  • 1 cup small pretzels or pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • (1) 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips

– Mix the cereals, M&M’s, peanuts, candy corn and pretzels in a large bowl.

– In a separate bowl, melt white chips 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

– Pour over dry mix and stir with a rubber spatula until everything is coated in white chocolate.

– Spread it all out on wax paper until dry.

– Store in an airtight container.

*Double or triple it….it will work. The recipe is pretty close to Alton Brown’s white trash recipe,¬†adaptations were made.

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It is called trash…..so you can throw in anything your heart (or tummy) desires!

Enjoy!!

Love, Lara

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