Golden Oreo Stuffed Sugar Cookies

An Oreo? Inside another cookie?!  How amazing do these look?!? 

Okay I must admit- I think Jenny Flake at (www.picky-palate.com) was the first blogger I had ever seen put an Oreo inside a cookie and I truly believe she is brilliant- but now I see them everywhere and I am loving every part of it. How can you go wrong stuffing a cookie with another cookie? Especially GOLDEN Oreos like I did here! Try my recipe out and let me know what you think. I guarantee you will want to finish every single cookie. I know I did! 

DSC01960.JPG
image.jpg
image.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup salted butter, softened

1 1/2 Cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

2 3/4 Cups flour  

2 tsp baking soda  

You will also need:

about 16 golden oreos

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. On low speed, add the egg and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides as needed. 

3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until it forms a smooth dough. With a spoon, your hands, or a Tbsp size ice cream scoop, scoop up two small amount of dough (both about the size of a tablespoon) and place on both sides of an Oreo (shown in my photo.) Then, cover the Oreo evenly with the dough so that no part of the Oreo is exposed.

3. Place each covered cookie on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. These cookies will not spread too much. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until very light golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack and dig in!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

image.jpg
image.jpg

Good morning friends! Happy Monday! I am so excited to share this recipe with you. Snickerdoodles are and always have been one of my favorites. They remind me of Christmas which is hands-down my favorite holiday so naturally I make them ALL the time. I have tried tons of snickerdoodle recipes and, in all honesty, I don't think you can go wrong with the snickerdoodle cookie. However, my favorite types of cookies are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges, which is exactly how these cookies came out. 

image.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Salted butter, softened  

1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 Tsp vanilla extract

1 Tsp butter extract  

3 Cups flour

1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda 

1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

 

you will also need: 

1/3 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon  

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until combined.  Add the egg and both extracts, scraping down the sides as needed. 

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix until it forms a dough.  

4. In a small bowl, mix together the extra cinnamon and sugar. Then, using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, form tablespoon size balls of cookie dough and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture making sure they are completely covered. Place the dough on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and slightly press down on each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes or just until the edges of each cookie are very light brown. You do not want to overbake these cookies or else they will get too hard. Let cool and enjoy! 

Note** store in an airtight container to keep them soft.  

image.jpg

Snickerdoodle Scones

Hey friends! First of all, I wanted to let you all know that I created a new tab on my blog which you can find in the Menu called "My Favorite Creations" which has a slideshow of all of my favorite cakes and cookies I have created/decorated. Check it out! 

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Can you believe it's already Wednesday? The 14th of October?? Of 2014??? Time is just flying by and I hope you are all spending every day doing what you love. Life is such a beautifully special thing- it would be a shame to do anything that doesn't make you happy. Don't you agree? 

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

Today I made these amazing Snickerdoodle Scones. I used a recipe from Sweet Pea's Kitchen which you can find ***HERE.*** Personally, I don't like scones that are too sweet so I was interested to see how a Snickerdoodle scone would come out (since, you know, they're covered in sugar.) So, I omitted the glaze that is used in the original recipe and WOW. They are crazy good. I'm sure they would be equally as great with a glaze but I didn't feel it was necessary with these. They. Are. Perfect. 

Actually, these are one of my favorite things i've made to-date. The cinnamon sugar crust is crispy and slightly crunchy, while the middle of the scone is warm and fluffy. These are AMAZING. I am telling you.. If you do not make these, you are missing out.

Normally when I make scones, I like to use heavy cream so I was a bit hesitant when I saw that there wasn't any in this recipe. Instead, they use sour cream. I think I have to experiment with some other scone recipes with sour cream because the texture of these is to die for. 

Try them out and tell me what you guys think! 

I love you all!! 

Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Donuts

If you were to combine a donut, a churro and a waffle, this would be what their baby would look like. Look at how pretty these donuts are! I know it's weird to call them donuts because they look like waffles and are made in a waffle iron but the texture is so soft and fluffy just like a freshly made donut. Cinnamon sugar is one of my favorites so I couldn't wait to make these. 

image.jpg

I mean look at them. They are so easy to make, perfectly soft, perfectly sweet and amazingly delicious! If you are going to any type of family get-together, bringing something to a put-luck or just meeting up with friends- bring these babies! Everyone that tried them is a fan. 

image.jpg
image.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups flour

 

For the topping:

  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup of melted butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the eggs (one at a time), the buttermilk and melted butter. Beat well.
  2. Slowly stir in the 3 cups of flour, mixing well until it's thoroughly combined. The batter should be thick.
  3. Pre-heat your waffle griddle. Place the batter in the center of each waffle square (or triangle, depending on what kind of waffle maker you have)
  4. Cook for 3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove the dougnuts from the waffle iron and place on a cooling rack.
  6. In a seperate bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of the waffle with butter then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Set back onto the rack and continue with the other doughnuts until finished.

Recipe adapted from: The Kitchen Magpie