Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cookie in a Cup

For those days you just want one cookie...make this!

Cookie in a Cup

Stuff You'll Need:
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
pinch of salt

Let's Play!

Mix all ingredients in your mug.
(And try to resist the urge to eat this cookie dough.)

Place in microwave for 60 seconds.


Devour your cookie in a cup!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pineapple Cake

So, today I made a tiny pineapple cake. It's pretty adorable and the cake is quite yummy. 
Plus the recipe is super easy!

Pineapple Cake

Stuff You'll Need:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of kosher salt
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple w/ juice


Let's Play!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Mix all ingredients together in stand mixer. 
3. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes until top is golden brown. 
4. Cool on cooling rack.

5. Cut out two rounds using a 4" cookie cutter. Set aside. 
6. Make buttercream frosting and tint with yellow food coloring. 
7. Decorate! (I used Wilton's 4B Tip.)

Yay!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Double Chocolate Stout Donuts

Chocolate? Donuts? Beer? YES please!!


Double Chocolate Stout Donuts

Stuff You'll Need: 
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups cake flour
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
½ cup stout beer (I used Young's Double Chocolate Stout)
Dount pan
Let's Play! 

1. Heat oven 375 degrees F. Lightly coat the donut pan with non-stick spray.

2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl: microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine and microwave for 15 additional seconds. Set aside to cool.

3. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in large bowl; set aside.



4. Whisk together the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract in another small bowl. Add in the milk and beer and stir to combine.  Fold in the melted chocolate mixture.

5. Transfer the donut batter to a ziptop bag, snip off a corner and pipe into donut tins. Fill the well ¼ of the way. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.


Makes 12 donuts 

Chocolate Glaze

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
5  tablespoons milk
Green sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl: microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine and microwave for 15 additional Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, alternating with a tablespoon of milk.


2. Place cooling rack over bake sheet. Dip top of donuts and place on cooling rack to dry. 



Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Birthday Party-in-a-Box

Surprise someone on their special day by sending a birthday party-in-a-box! It's everything they'll need to celebrate their birthday... all in a convenient little package. 

Contents:
1 Gold Crown
1 Party Blower
1 "Happy Birthday" Balloon
Sprinkles
1 Candle
Confetti
(of course you can include anything else you want)

Assemble the Birthday Party-in-a-Box...

You'll Need:
a box 
some glittery shred or crinkle paper 
ribbon

Arrange all the contents in the box.

Include a special note or birthday card.

Put a lid on it!

Tie a pretty bow & send it off. Tada!




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie


Candy bars, ice cream and pie? I know, I know this dessert is naughty. I wonder who thought of combining your favorite candy bars with ice cream and making it into a pie. Genius! This recipe is easy and versatile. You can use any candy or cookie and mix them with any flavor ice cream. There are endless, delicious combinations!

Stuff You'll Need:


-A graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)
-Your favorite candy bars, roughly chopped (I like peanut butter cups & toffee bars)
-Ice cream (flavor of your choice)

Let's Play!

Remove ice cream from freezer allowing to soften slightly.


Chop candy bars and mix in with ice cream.

Pour mixture into the crust. Cover with foil and freeze until hard, 1-2 hours.


Cut slices of pie & serve on individual plates & enjoy!