Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years!!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Years!! 2012 will bring a lot of changes in my family that we are very excited for. See you all next year!!

With Love,

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Molasses Sandwich Cookies

I have never tried Molasses cookies so I decided to make some. I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart website. After I made the cookies I remembered I had a can of chocolate frosting in the fridge and at our house chocolate goes with everything. So I put some frosting on a cookie and sandwiched it with another cookies and took a big bite. All I can say is YUMMO!!!


  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Sticks of Butter, Softened
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup of Molasses
  • 1 can of Chocolate frosting

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In mixing bowl add Butter and 1 cup of sugar. Set aside the 1/2 cup of sugar to use later. Mix butter and sugar until well combined.

Mix in egg and the molasses until well combined.

On low speed gradually add flour mixture, just until the dough forms. At this point I covered the dough and put it the fridge over night so the dough is easier to handle.

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Place the 1/2 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl. 

Remove dough from fridge. With asmall ice cream scoop form a ball. Drop the dough in sugar and coat completely.

Place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10-15 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven and leave them on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute then place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Once cookies have cooled completely spread frosting on the bottom of the cookie and sandwich it with another cookie.


With Love,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful christmas!! This will be JJ first christmas!! I can't wait for Santa to bring him all of his christmas gifts!!

With Love,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blondie Balls

A couple of weeks ago I made brownie pops and they were amazing!! So I thought why not try blondie balls since I love blondies just as much as I love brownies. These really came out better than I imagined.


  • 2 Sticks of Butter, Melted
  • 2 Cups of Brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Lightly beaten
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 2/3 Cup of Chocolate chips
  • 2 Bags of Candy melts
  • Sprinkles

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together melted butter and brown sugar.

Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk.

Add Flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the bowl. Whisk in until well blended.

Mix in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Remove blondie from oven and place on cooling rack. Let the blondie cool completely.

Once blondie has cooled completely. In a bowl start to crumble the blondie. At this point if your blondie does not form a ball add in a little bit of chocolate frosting.

With a small ice cream scoop make balls and place them on a pan lined with wax paper. Once you form all of the balls place the pan in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

Melt candy melts in microwave following the instructions on the back of the bag.

Take out blondie balls a couple at a time. Drop the ball in the candy melt and with a spoon cover the ball completely.

Place the ball on a sheet of wax paper. Add sprinkles while the blondie ball is still wet. Leave them on the wax paper until they dry completely.


With Love,

Monday, December 19, 2011

M&M Cookies

These cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in middle not to mention huge. I think these might be my new guilty pleasure. I found this recipe on the Joy Of Baking website. I doubled the recipe so I would have enough for the guys at the hubby's job and some to keep in our cookie jar. This is the recipe doubled.


  • 4 Cups of All purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 Sticks of Butter, Room temperature
  • 1 1/3 Cups of white sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cups of packed Brown sugar
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Of M&M candies

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

In your mixing bowl beat butter and sugars until fluffy.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add whole eggs and egg yolks. Mix until well blended. Add in vanilla extract.

Gradually add flour mixture and mix until dough forms.

With a large ice cream scoop, scoop dough on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Only place six cookies on each cookie sheet. Wet your fingers and gently flatten the dough. Add M&M's to the top of the cookies lightly pressing them down on to cookie dough.

Bake cookies for 15-17 minutes making sure you rotate cookie sheet halfway through. Remove cookies from oven and let them cool on baking sheet for about 2 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet on to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.


With Love,