Thursday, March 25, 2010

Red velvet cookies... simple and sweet!

Date: March 23rd
Cookie: Red Velvet
Ratings: pretty good... and way easy

The goods you need:
red velvet cake mix
1 egg
1/2 oil
(we added flour to the mix because we wanted our cookie to be thicker... if you want to do thin cookies and make like a oreo style... don't add flour... if ya want a thick one... you just eye it and add however much you think...)
4 cups powder sugar
1/2 stick butter
4 oz cream cheese
2-3 table spoons milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 dash salt
1. mix up the cake mix with the egg and oil... we added flour for a thicker cookie... whatever floats your boat... real simple
2. frosting- soften the cream cheese and the butter.... then slowly add the powder sugar... milk.. and vanilla.... done!!
3. oven- 350 for 9 minutes... let them cool and frost away... look how creative we got!! so domestic!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TO DIE FOR....cookies!!

Date: March 3, 2010... a day for cookies... not the gym!!
Type: Chocolate drop heath bar, vanilla chip cookies
Recipe: Magnolia's Bakery Cookbook
Ratings: OUR BEST YET!!! 9.5.. really a 10

So to all our followers... long story short, we might be starting a bakery... no joke! Stayed tuned.

The Stuff..
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cup flour
2/3 cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar (we only had dark... so whatever!)
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup heath bar
1/2 cup vanilla chips

How to make it....
1. Cream the butter and the sugar.... EASY.

2. Put all the dry stuff in a bowl.
(For all of our followers out there... we know there are a ton... haha!! In our previous post, we said "what the hell" to separating ingredients... this time PLEASE DO...)

3. Put the dry with the wet... mix it up!!!!!! Don't worry, while I (Keri) was blogging... and little Amberlee is baking away... she thought she was putting the kitchen aid in lock, but instead, she hit that thing up to a 4 and POOF... the went everywhere... check out that pic. Not to worry, we saved as much as we could and kept on going... we are soilders... nothing can hold us back!!!

4. Add the heath and the chips... mix it up... yum yum yum....

5. Scoop, Plop, and cook away. Set the oven at 350 and bake for 10-12 minutes. SHOUT OUT to Shannon... we ghetto users over here double up on the cookie sheets so they don't burn... we don't have fancy bake ware from William Sonoma... hahah!!

cookie batter is AMAZING.... we can't stop eating... maybe you will have more will power!!

day of love cookies...14th

Date: Feb. 14, 2010
Type of cookie: Cream Peanut Butter Bites
Name of cookie: Jesse's Girls
Shout outs: Shannon... thanks for the kitchen aid, jesse thanks for the candy, and to all the lovers out there!!!
Ratings: Really sweet, but good... overall= 6 1/2 out of 10

Ok, so today we were inspired to use a little TLC with our cookies. Today while Amber was at church... and I (Keri) was at work... story of my life!! Jesse, Amber's future husband set things up to leave flowers and her favorite candy Reese's Hearts in her room. To stop her from eating them all, so she can get ready to get in bride mode, we decided to make them into cookie form! SO, long story short... it is the day of love, and yes, girls like to eat cookies.. so this is what we do!!

The ingredients of love....
3/4 Cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup flour
21 mini reese's hearts... cut them in half (you can also use peanut butter cups)

(yeah, this is Amber's word...a.k.a. the steps)

1. Cream the butters

2. Add the sugars... our favorite ingredient.... besides peanut butter (sorry Kaci, we will make cookies without pb for bailey)

3. Shape the dough into balls... 1 1/2 inches in diamerer... then take reese's (We froze them. It is easier to cut and mold the dough around them.) and enclose the dough around the pb to form the wonderful cookie ball.
- Just so you all know... at this point of our baking... I have watched Amber do all the work while I blog... haha. She is Jesse's girl.... so I gave her the honors of making her cookie right??

4. There should be like 42 balls... but if you want jumbo balls, you will have less... you make the call.

5. Preheat the oven to 375. Then bake these lil things for 8-10 minutes. We like to use double cookie sheets, so that the bottoms don't burn. After patiently waiting... take the cookies out, and top them off with a lil cocoa powder... delish!!

6. EAT THEM NOW... maybe wait a bit so you don't burn your mouth and you can enjoy the second batch... spread the love.

Monday, February 8, 2010

In honor of cookies... Dearest Jade

Date: Feb. 8, 2010
Cookie Name: Jade. We call her Jade because she is natural, like unto the cookies.
Cookie Type: Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip
Warm Rating: 5 stars
Cold Rating: stay tuned... we will keep you posted

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar (we used dark brown. Light will work too.)
3/4 cup peanut butter (we used 176g, for those who have a food scale. I think Amberlee could be the only one that uses one.)
2 cups flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
A little less than a cup chocolate chips. (We used half milk chocolate, half peanut butter chips.)
1 1/2 cup oats


1. Cream the butters and sugars.

2. Add the two eggs and vanilla, and blend it more.... Most people say mix the dry ingredients, we say "what the hell!!" haha... too much prep time. We just want to eat cookies...

3. Add the rest, and mix it up!!

4. Scoop, plop, and flatten the cookies onto a cookie sheet. Stack two cookie sheets on top of each other, so the cookies won't burn.

5. Oven Temp: 350 degrees for 8 minutes... let them sit on the pan for two minutes.