Tag Archives: desserts

The BEST Cookies

28 Apr


Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 sticks salted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup packed dark brown sugar (or a little more)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of dark chocolate (if you use chips they will stay whole in the cookies or if you shave it off a bar of chocolate it will melt into the dough and be swirly and yummy)

chopped walnuts, pecans,  peanut butter cups or whatever (if you want)

Sea salt(if you want)


– pre heat oven to 375

– put butter into a sauce pan and cook on medium until browned and nutty.  transfer to a large mixing bowl (or mixer) and let cool for a few minutes)

– add sugars and beat together.  Add in eggs and vanilla .

– mix in dry ingredients (you’re supposed to stir together the flour baking soda and salt first, i never do…)

– add in the chocolate chips an any other add ins.

– put on lined or sprayed cookie sheets in big dollops, – about two inches in diameter only fitting 6 or 8 on each cookie sheet.

– bake for about 8-10 minutes depending on how gooey you like them.

– sprinkle them with sea salt or kosher salt as soon as they come out of the oven.


– makes about 20 big cookies yum yum yum.


adapted from the spiffy cookie 


Mini Cupcakes!

6 Mar

Mini yellow cupcakes filled with berry jam and topped with vanilla frosting

These were ridiculously good.

I made the jam by combining frozen  berries (staw, blue, rasp, black) water and a little sugar in a pot and bringing to a boil. I added some corn starch to thicken it up before putting it into a pipping bag.

Cake Balls!

6 Mar

Cake balls made from devils food cake and raspberry frosting topped with white chocolate.

Make cake as directed on box.  After it is done put it in a big bowl and crumb it up.  Mix in any kind of frosting you want and blend together.  I use my hands to mix it together, it’s very messy but it’s the easiest way to mix it up.   Wet your hands and form the mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet.  Put the cookie sheet in the freezer so the balls have time to freeze up.  In the mean time, melt white chocolate over a double boiler until liquid.  Put the melted chocolate into a thick zip lock bag and allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes, or you’ll burn your hands while trying to pipe it.    Snip a corner off of the bag and pipe the chocolate over the frozen cake balls.  Return the cookie sheet to the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden. Keep the cake balls in the freezer or fridge until you’re ready to serve them.


Baby Shower Cake

6 Mar

Dark chocolate cake with raspberry frosting filling topped with vanilla fondant.

Fondant is a bitch.

Peanut Butter Cookies

13 Feb

Brown Butter Peanut Butter cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

I followed a regular peanut butter cookie recipe but i browned the butter first.  It made the dough very sticky but still delicious!  I smooshed the cookies down with a spoon so they were flat and drizzed melted milk chocolate over the top.  yum!

Superbowl Cookies

5 Feb

Sugar cookies topped with chocolate and vanilla icing

White Cake with Berry Filling

4 Feb

White Layer cake with berry filling and vanilla icing

Bake the white cake as directed on the box.   In a sauce pan combine frozen veggies, water and sugar and allow to boil, then simmer until it reduces.  Add corn starch a little at a time to thicken the jammy sauce.   For the frosting, I melted some vanilla frosting in the microwave and poured on top!  Yum and easy!

Thanksgiving Pies

7 Jan


Home Made Pies-  brown sugar apple and spiced pumpkin

Fruit Tart

7 Jan

Sugar Cookie crust with Cool Whip and Cream Cheese topped with fruit


15 Jan

Home Made Imitation Hostess Cupcakes