Cookies for Breakfast – Happy Valentine’s Day!

There's nothing sweeter than waking up early morning and whipping up some heart shaped short bread cookies for your loved ones. Boys were busy playing in the living and these cookies didn't take a long time to make. I think I might just do this every year. I could prepare the dough day in advance but as usual there were too many things happening in our little household.Shortbread Cookies (adapted from Food Network)Ingredients:1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. fine salt3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened2/3 cup sugar1 large egg1/2 … [Read more...]

Play Date Treats

I have been organizing play dates recently for my boys. When we're not exploring outside the house we like to have some of our new friends over. The moms have been so generous sharing their baked goodies every time I host. Now, I'm changing it...I want to give them a great time and a little treat to enjoy when they get home. I made the best and the most amazing Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Got the recipe from allrecipes.com Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes

Designed cupcake toppers and white frosting with pink sugar crystals. I didn't use the chocolate frosting for this recipe. HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake (I used this recipe but for cupcakes) Ingredients: * 2 cups sugar * 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour * 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa * 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder * 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda * 1 teaspoon salt * 2 eggs * 1 cup milk * 1/2 cup vegetable oil * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 1 cup boiling water * "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING (recipe follows) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. … [Read more...]