Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fried Peanut Butter Jelly

this isn't the best picture so i'll try and get a better one next time i make this but its pbj dipped in pancake batter and then fried in a ton of butter. AMAZiNG. saw the idea on eat street and had to copy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyones gonna LOVE this Post! These cookies have 3 super fun ingredients: cake batter, sprinkles, chocolate chips. Found the recipe on Sally's Baking Addiction and was somewhat skeptical because I don't LOVE cake mix cookies. I like they're flavor but its sometimes just a little too strong. But when I saw that these cookies had equal part flour to cake mix I realized that this is not the traditional "Cake mix cookie" Also there is less egg and more butter in this recipe than in the traditional cake mix cookie recipe, therefore these cookies are more shortbread like, which I definitely prefer. Below is the recipe. It is written pretty much identical to sally's. Only difference are: I omitted the baking soda. (I don't like what leavening agents do to my cookies. They offer no benefits and make the cookies taste bitter and cause the cookie to lose its shape, so ya, why bother?) I used crisco instead of butter. Im definitely bias towards crisco, always have been. I used mini chips instead of regular chips (its because mini chips are what I had on hand and the cookies turned out great so I think I'll use mini chips next time as well. I one time made some cookies using white chocolate mini chips and they were so cool. I just can't find mini white chips at the store anymore): I also used christmas sprinkles (but thats not a switch up, thats just a variation. The blue christmas sprinkles Made these turn out soooo pretty!!!)

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup crisco
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 t vanilla
1 egg
1-1/4 cup cake mix (white or yellow)
1-1/4 cup Flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips (white chocolate and/or semi-sweet chocolate)
1/2 cup sprinkles

Beat crisco and sugars till creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat till thoroughly combined. Gradually mix in flour and cake mix till cookie dough forms. Fold in sprinkles and chocolate chips. Scoop rounded tablespoons of cold-chilled dough onto cookie sheet. Bake cookies at 350 8-12 min (depending on size of cookies and also whether you like them more doughy or more golden.)

I baked mine for 10 min. Normally I would do 8min but Im bringing these to work and as much as I love doughy cookies I probably shouldn't serve raw doughy cookies to co-workers.

Recipe adapted from HERE 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

American Girl Dolls

2 Videos to justify me wanting to buy just ONE American Girl doll (I do not own these videos)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Disney Store Tangled Toddler

Something Ive never mentioned: I LOVE dolls!! Always have, and always will. I definitely have my favorites: Bratz dolls, Bratzillas, Blythe dolls, American Girl Dolls, and just random dolls I happen to come across and fall in love with. This Tangled Doll (from Disney Store) is my most recent and she's absolutely adorable. 2 yrs ago my mom boughs my nieces chloe and Ella one each for christmas and I instantly fell for her, so I went to the Disney Store to get my own but they had sold out within like 1st day of selling them (which is why my mom had initially bought the 2.) So I found her on Ebay (new in a box) and she arrived yesterday. So thrilled(:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

2 cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
1 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
Food Coloring

Parchment Paper
Cookie Cutters
String or ribbons
Paints and Glitters

Mix Flour and Salt in Medium Sized Bowl. Gradually add Water and mix until dough Forms. Dump Dough onto clean Counter Top. Sprinkle dough with 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon veg oil. Knead Dough 10 minutes. Let Dough Rest 20 min. Add Food Coloring to the dough (if you'd rather not paint.) Use cookie cutters and hands to make/mold whatever shape ornaments you want. Use a straw to poke a hole in the top so you can hang them with a string or ribbon. Bake 40 min (over parchment) at 200. Once they are baked and dry, you can paint them bedazzle with glitter or whatever you want!!

Gingerbread Cookies

Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookies
(Using Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Selma's Cookies

Yesterday I ordered the worlds most amazing cookies EVER created. They are called Selma's Cookies. They are so amazing that both Disney World and Disney Land sell them at Disney bakeshops all throughout and around the 2 theme parks, which is why Selma's is located in only Florida and California. I wanted these as fresh as possible, so I had Selma's Overnight them to my house via FEDEX and luckily they arrived in even less than 24 hrs from when I had placed the order and tasted better fresher and doughier than I had even remembered.