Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cookie Dough Cuppy-Cakes!

I saw this recipe here and was waiting for the right occasion to try it out. Lucky for me my manager asked me to make cupcakes for a team members birthday this week and try it out I did!


1 package yellow cake mix (I recommend Pillsbury low-sugar yellow cake mix)
1 package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package chocolate chip cookie dough
Your favorite frosting, enough to frost 24 cupcakes


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake wrappers in 24 muffin pans.
2. Combine all cupcake ingredients (except cookie dough and frosting, of course) in bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until combined, scrape bowl, then mix on medium for 2 minutes. Batter will be very thick.


3. Divide batter between cupcake pans (about 1/4 cup in each cupcake wrapper), each cupcake wrapper should be about 2/3 full. Roll cookie dough into 24 balls and place one on top of each unbaked cupcake.

*Now this is where the recipe and I differ. In the original post the cookie dough was pushed into the batter. I was afraid that this would result in uncooked cookie dough, which is never good overnight, and I made the cookies the night before. Also important to make sure you have regular cupcake wrappers not just Christmas ones, or else you might have to run back to the store.


4. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched. Cool 2 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


5. Frost with your favorite frosting (chocolates always good) and garnish with a baked cookie (cut in half placed in the frosting), sprinkles, or toasted pecans.

While I myself didn't try one out (I wasn't feeling like something sweet at the time) they were a HUGE success! People are work are STILL talking about them! Someone even said I bake better then his grandma. I don't know about all that, but I do know they were super tasty!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lime Meringue Pie!

Okay, so if you like Key Lime Pie, you should like this as well.

Pie Filling
1 ½ cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Dash salt
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
½ teaspoon grated lime peel
1/3 cup lime juice
Use whatever kind of crust you want! My husband whipped up a graham cracker crust for me real quick on this one.

In saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually add hot water, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over moderately high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
Stir a moderate amount of hot mixture into egg yolks (so the yolk doesn’t cook itself in the pan) then return to hot mixture in the pan. Bring to boil and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add butter and lime peel. Slowly add lime juice, mixing well. Pour into your crust.

3 egg whites
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar

Beat egg whites with vanilla and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff and glossy peaks form and all of the sugar is dissolved.
Spread Meringue over pie filling. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until meringue is golden. Cool. Enjoy!

P.S. If you're not into meringue, just put cool whip on top of the pie because the filling is seriously delish!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

NEW button

I just made a new button by following April's directions... and I actually did it!
Thanks April!!!!

oh snap button

It matches now :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Peeps

Guess What?!!?!
I am super excited to announce we will have some more people posting to this here blog.
Why am I so excited you ask?
I'll tell you...
These girls are AMAZING!!!
I would not ask them to post if I did not think they were. Honest.
Are you on the edge of your seat curious as to who these amazing women are???
I thought so...

There will be more info about them soon.
Right now here are the links to their blogs!
Go check them out :)


Ice Cream Pie

This is super easy...
All you need is:
Pie Crust (store bought or homemade)
Ice Cream (of choice)
Whip Cream
and whatever toppings you would like.

Let the Ice cream soften and put it in the pie crust
and then put the whip cream on top and then add your toppings.
Then put it back into the freezer.

Its really good and oh so easy.
Plus you can do whatever flavors you want.
This one is a chocolate store bought pie shell with cookies and
cream ice cream and Oreos smashed on top.
I wish I would have thought of putting hot fudge on top.
That would have been delicious.
The next one I would love to do a graham cracker crust
with cheesecake ice cream and strawberries on top. YUM!