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Rainbow Lollipop Cookies August 6, 2012

I was attracted to this recipe because I thought these cookies would be perfect for my daughter’s Candyland 5th birthday party.  I thought I could make these cookies and bake them on sticks, so they would look like lollipops.

 

 

I’ve made this recipe two times.  The first time, I followed the recipe exactly.  I used the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix (in a bag).  I had some issues with my first attempt.  First, the sugar cookie dough turned out too sticky for rolling, shaping, etc.  If you do follow the recipe, you will probably have to add some flour to get a better consistency.  Second, the picture on the recipe shows a beautiful good sized cookie.  If you follow the recipe, you will not have enough dough to yield 3 dozen cookies the size they picture.  Third, the cookies turned out thin.

 
I made these a second time with my go-to sugar cookie recipe.  It’s a recipe I got at a Wilton Cookie Blossom class.  I love this recipe because the dough doesn’t change shape when you bake it, it tastes good, you don’t have to refrigerate, and it is perfect for baking cookie blossoms (cookies on sticks). The dough made a huge difference the second time around.  These cookies turned great!  They would taste better with icing, but then you wouldn’t be able to see the pretty pinwheel shape.  I’m relieved that they turned out because they will be perfect for Sophie’s Candyland party next month!

 

Dough Separated into 5 Equal Sections

Wilton Food Colors – Chosen by the Kiddos

The power of food coloring!

My daughter helped me roll the dough …

Rolled into a log shape.

Ready to bake!

Finished Product! Don’t forget to let them cool!

 

Rainbow Cookie Recipehttp://www.soudersstudios.com/recipes/rainbow-pinwheel-cookies.php

Wilton Sugar Cookie Blossom Recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/wilton-cookie-blossom-sugar-cookies-82681

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878911369/

Time:  1 hour+

Substitutions:  I substituted the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix for homemade sugar cookie dough!

 

 

Red White and Blue Dipped Strawberries July 6, 2012

You’ve seen this recipe all over Pinterest.  Since I was making lemon-lime cookie dough truffles, I already had the vanilla candy coating melted.  Oh a whim, I pulled out some strawberries and sprinkles and finished off the vanilla candy coating.  I brought these to my family’s 4th of July BBQ.  They were a hit!

 

All you do is dip the strawberry in the melted candy coating (the coating sticks easier on dry strawberries).  Then, dip in sprinkles.  Once again, the sprinkles were my daughters job.  Place the strawberries on a wax lined cookie sheet to harden and store in the refrigerator.

 

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878683308/

Recipe:  I didn’t follow a recipe.  I just dipped strawberries in melted candy coating and then again in sprinkles.

Time:  5 minutes

 

– Lisa

 

Cake Batter Pancakes June 30, 2012

I’ve been wanting to try out this recipe for a long time, but I never seemed to have cake mix on hand.  Well, I’m making cake batter rice krispie treats tomorrow (stay tuned), so I happened to have a box of yellow cake, so today is the day!

 

 

The girls really enjoyed these pancakes. My 22 month old pretty much just licked off the glaze.  My 4-year-old opted for syrup.  I have to say that I thought these were amazing; however, for breakfast, the glaze made them too sweet for breakfast.  I think these cake batter pancakes are great for a special occasion, but not for a routine breakfast.  We will make them again, possibly for my daughter’s birthday.  Also, these would be an awesome dessert.  I’m thinking warm pancakes, with vanilla ice cream on top with the whipped cream and cherry on top!

 

Cake Batter Pancake Batter

Cake Batter Pancakes – Cooking ‘Em Up (with a toddler pulling on my legs)

 

Here are a few notes about the recipe.  The recipe says it makes 12 pancakes and I came close with 14.  I used 1 cup of milk (the recipe calls for 1-2 cups) and I thought my pancakes were to thick; however, 1 cup was probably right for the recipe since I yielded close to 12 pancakes.  Next time, I will add more milk to get a thinner pancake.  My glaze turned out way to thick.  I added more milk until the consistency was just right.

 

Powdered Sugar Glaze

 

This recipe has inspired me to try other new pancake recipes.  Maybe I’ll try another next week!

 

Pinterest Pin: xxx

Recipe: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/01/cake-batter-pancakes/

Time:  30 minutes

Substitutions:  I added some whipped cream and a cherry on top!  Also, my glaze came out too thick, so I added more and more milk until it was just right!

 

– Lisa

 

Cake Batter Truffles – Yummy! May 5, 2012

I’ve had this recipe pinned for a long time, and decided to finally make them for a friend.  These were easy to make and delicious!  My daughter was able to help by adding sprinkles!  This is a great recipe!

 

 

Recipehttp://www.chef-in-training.com/2011/09/no-bake-cake-batter-truffles-take-2/

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878314694/

Substitutions:  I put in too much milk.  The dough wasn’t stiff enough to roll, so I added just a bit more flour.  Also, I did not add any cake mix to the white candy melts.

Time:  1 hour

 

These were awesome.  One thing I love to do with truffles is freeze them.  They make a great snack in the middle of the day when you a little somethin’ but don’t want to eat an entire pan of brownies!

Enjoy!

Lisa