Cookie Recipes

Brown Sugar and Spice (and everything nice) Cut-out Cookies

It's seems only fitting that the day I was making sugar & spice (and everything nice) cookies, my sister would call to tell me that she's expecting a GIRL!!! I have one boy; she has three, so look out, little see lots of tutus, polka dots, and hair bows in your future.  FINALLY, we can shop in the girls' section at Target!!!{ (more…)
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Icing & Frosting Recipes

My Favorite Royal Icing

There is one thing every cookier needs in their arsenal… a favorite royal icing recipe. The recipe I’m sharing with you is my favorite because it is not only yummy (of course!) but it is the perfect texture. There’s a not-so-secret ingredient that allows the icing to harden enough for stacking and shipping while remaining soft on the inside. No more biting into a beautifully decorated cookie and cringing because the icing is rock hard! After trying several recipes for classic royal icing, I came across Sweet P’s recipe for Royal Glaze, a cross between royal icing and glaze. I…
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Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cut-out Cookies…and a very special birthday!

I've talked before about how my very favorite part of blogging is something that I never, ever expected.  I always thought the sugar would be the highlight of blogging, but 's the people I've had the pleasure to leads me to Jessica from the blog, How Sweet It Is. Jessica is having a milestone birthday THIRTY!!!{ (more…)
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White Velet Cake

White Velvet Cake Makes 7 1/2 cups batter, enough for two full 8" rounds or one 9x13" sheet. 1 box Pillsbury or Betty Crocker White or Vanilla cake mix  1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup + 2 tbsp cake flour (NOT all-purpose flour) 1/8 tsp salt 1 1/3 cups water 3 eggs 1/2 cup melted butter (lightly salted) 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract (optional) 1. In a large bowl, put water, extract (if using), eggs, melted butter and sour ; Mix well with paddle attachment. 2. Add cake mix, sugar, cake flour, and salt.…
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The Ultimate Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 2 sticks butter, softened 8 ounces of confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth (about 4 minutes). Add vanilla and mix for 1 additional minute. Add confectioner’s sugar, 1 cup at a time, until thoroughly blended. Frost the cake layers immediately.
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Italian Meringue Butter Cream

Italian Meringue Butter Cream Yield: enough to frost one 9” cake (3 layers) You Will Need: 2 ¼ cups of Sugar ½ cup COLD water 1tsp Vanilla 1 C Egg Whites 1 ½ pounds of unsalted butter Kitchen Aid mixer – is the best way to have this frosting whip up.  Us the whip attachment first then change to the paddle blade (you’ll see when further down) Instructions:Step 1 - Place sugar and COLD water in a pot and set your timer for 7 minutes.  Boil on medium heat – do not mix while the sugar is heating and boiling, otherwise…
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Buttercream Recipe

1lbs high ratio shortening 8oz unsalted butter1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp almond extract 1lb 4oz powder sugar Cream butter till smooth, then add shortening and beat until fully mixed, add the rest of the ingredients, mix and scrape sides every minute for about 7 minutes on medium high. Perfect for a base butter cream for any filling just add an extract of a preserve like raspberry. For a "all butter" buttercream substitute shortening with butter To make it a crusting buttercream add 3 tbsp meringue powder, great for borders when using fillings, and as finale finished for a buttercream cake or a…
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Devils Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

Yield:  Makes 16 cupcakes 3/4 cup (3/8 lb.) butter, at room temperature1 1/2 cups sugar2 large eggs2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup milk1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow cream Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 1. In a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. 2. In another bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in half the flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in milk just until blended.…
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Wolfgangs 16-layer Chocolate Cake

Wolfgang's 16-layer Chocolate Cake Ingredients: Chocolate Cake:•    10 eggs, separated•    1 1/4 cups granulated sugar•    1 1/4 cups powdered sugar•    1/2 cup all-purpose flour•    1/2 cup cocoa powder•    1/2 cup almond meal•    1/2 teaspoon salt Coffee Syrup:•    1 cup water•    1 cup sugar•    1 tablespoon instant espresso Chocolate Mousse:•    1 cup water•    1 cup sugar•    9 egg yolks•    1 pound bittersweet chocolate, melted•    2 cups heavy cream, whipped•    Chocolate Ganache, recipe follows•    Cocoa powder Directions:To prepare the chocolate cake: preheat the oven to 375 degrees 4 (12 by 18 by 1/2-inch) baking sheets, line with parchment paper and butter paper.…
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White Velvet Cake

Makes 7 1/2 cups batter, enough for two full 8" rounds or one 9x13" box Pillsbury or Betty Crocker White or Vanilla cake mix  1 cup granulated sugar1 cup + 2 tbsp cake flour (NOT all-purpose flour)1/8 tsp salt1 1/3 cups water3 eggs1/2 cup melted butter (lightly salted)1 cup sour cream1 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract (optional)-----------------------------------------------------------------1. In a large bowl, put water, extract (if using), eggs, melted butter and sour ; Mix well with paddle Add cake mix, sugar, cake flour, and Mix with paddle attachment at medium speed for approximately 2 minutes, or until most lumps are worked ; It…
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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 3 cups white sugar 6 eggs 1 ounce red food coloring 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon white vinegar Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour three 8 inch cake pans. Mix 1 cup butter with the sugar until light and creamy and then add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix together the red food coloring and the cocoa to form a paste and then and add it…
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Crazy Chocolate Cake

Put all the following ingredients in a bowl: 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 Tablespoons vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups cold water 2 eggs Beat all with a mixer then bake at 375 degrees in a greased pan for 35 minutes. Frost with any flavor of frosting you desire once cake has cooled. Very quick and easy cake that is super moist every time.
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Crazy Chocolate Cake

Put all the following ingredients in a bowl: 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 Tablespoons vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups cold water 2 eggs Beat all with a mixer then bake at 375 degrees in a greased pan for 35 minutes. Frost with any flavor of frosting you desire once cake has cooled. Very quick and easy cake that is super moist every time.
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Carrot Cake

Ingredients •    6 cups grated carrots•    1 cup brown sugar•    1 cup raisins•    4 eggs•    1 1/2 cups white sugar•    1 cup vegetable oil•    2 teaspoons vanilla extract•    1 cup crushed pineapple, drained•    3 cups all-purpose flour•    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda•    1 teaspoon salt•    4 teaspoons ground cinnamon•    1 cup chopped walnuts ;   In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes, then stir in ;;   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10 inch cake ;;   In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat…
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Balls Recipe

Ingredients: 1 box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix1 cup Peanut Butter1 can Fudge Frosting2 ounces Cream Cheese2 package Chocolate Chips2 package Peanut Butter Chips2-4 Tablespoons Canola Oil or butter Prepare cake according to package directions for a 9×13 inch ; Cool completely (may take 2-3 hours - or pop in the fridge).  Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl, making a pile of fine crumbs. Mix in frosting. Set aside in ; I did use a full canister of frosting but I think you could get away with half or 3/4 of the container to make the outside mixture a little…
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Stained Glass Window Cookies

40 clear, hard candies 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions for Stained Glass Window Cookies Separate the candies by color, and place each color in its own plastic bag. Crush with a wooden mallet. Pieces should be no smaller than about 1/4 inch. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir…
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Mississippi Mud Cupcakes

Prep: 15 min., Bake: 40 :  Makes 15 servings 1 cup chopped pecans1 cup butter4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped2 cups sugar1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa4 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon salt1 () bag miniature marshmallowsChocolate Frosting 1. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. 2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted. 3. Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. 4. Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Spoon…
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