Oh Sweet Summer- You’re Just Peachy!

When your neighbors have a peach tree and are willing to share it would be a shame not to take advantage of the in-season yumminess! And it seems we’re really back into cookie butter, so we are blending both and making a Peach Skillet Crisp with Cookie Butter Crumble. Fresh, sweet, delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

Filling:
4 peaches, sliced
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
Cookie Butter Crumble:
1 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 Cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 Cup cookie butter
1/2 Teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and slice the peaches. Add them to a large bowl and toss with the sugar,flour, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, make the crumble by mixing together the flour, brown sugar, melted butter, cookie butter and salt. Use your hands to stick it together into clumps.
Pour the peach mixture in the bottom of a cast iron skillet and crumble the topping over it.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crumble is a light golden brown.
*recipe inspired by Hungry Couple NYC
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Sweet Summering

It’s Saturday and its summertime. No need to ask if you have plans! But are you in need of a no-melt dessert for your outdoor party, camp out, road trip, or daily driveway surf? How about Toffee Rolled Cookie Butter Cookies! With cookie butter baked right in they’re mess free. And doubling the batch makes the perfect amount for a crowd. Take it from us they’re mom approved and you won’t even need the Fels Naptha when every last crumb is gone! Happy Summering!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1/3 cup creamy cookie butter spread
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg whites
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 cup Heath Butter Brickle

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream together Crisco, cookie butter, milk, water and both sugars about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in egg white and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. With mixer still running add in salt, cornstarch and cinnamon and mix until incorporated.
  6. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until dough comes together. Stir in brickle.
  1. Roll 2 Tbs scoops of dough into remaining back of brickle. Then drop onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes until edges just begin to become golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

*recipe inspired by Cookies and Cups

Sweet Berry Baking-Take 2!

Sorry chocolate, we’re at it again. This time we headed to the berry patch to pick out the perfect blueberries and peaches for our sweet Saturday treat. This week we’re baking up individual warm Oatmeal Cookie Berry Crisp. Al a mode, of course.

And don’t worry chocolate, you got next!

INGREDIENTS

  •  3/4 cup unbleached flour
  •  3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  •  3/4 cup brown sugar
  •  1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter – diced
  • 1 1/2cup peeled and sliced peaches
  •   1 1/2cup blueberries
  •  1/2 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 tablespoon lemon juice
  •  3 tablespoons cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the crumble by combining the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Use a fork to cut in the butter until the mixture forms small crumbs.

  3. Place peaches and blueberries in a large bowl. Toss gently with sugar, lemon, and cornstarch Place 1/2 cup of fruit in the bottom of 4 mini pie dishes.

  4. Pour the crumble over the top and press down slightly to compact.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Bake until browned and crunchy on top. Serve warm with cool whip or ice cream and roasted walnuts.

*Recipe inspired by Crazy For Crust

Berries, Oh Sweet Berries

There ain’t nothing better than fresh berries from the farm (well, maybe chocolate, but we are a little partial to chocolate, but berries are very close behind). This Saturday we are baking up Blueberry Cobbler Bars. These easy handheld treats make it perfect for double fisting. We prefer to consume our Saturday sweets two at time. We’re twins, you know, and double always fits us just right.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter not softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oatmeal
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 lb. fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a 9×13 pan line parchment. Cut the butter into tablespoon portions and add to the mixing bowl. With the paddle attachment, mix in the sugars. Add the lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Mix in the flour a cup at a time.  Mix in the oats. The dough will be crumbly. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the 9×13 pan. Be sure to leave 1/3 of the dough out for later. Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove from oven. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the top of the cookie. Then crumble the remaining dough on top of the blueberries. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the center is done and the edges are golden brown. Let cool completely then use a large knife and cut into bars. Serve with whipped cream.
*recipe inspired by Tips From A Typical Mom

Dads Sweet Screams

I scream, you scream, Dads scream for ice cream! Need a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day? How about DIY Dipped Waffle Cones? Do you agree that ice cream just tastes better in a waffle cone? And not just a plain old waffle cone. Nope! The ones dipped in all kinds of yummy chocolate glory are a must! We’re dippin and scoopin our way straight to these special dad’s hearts (and tummies)! Happy Father’s Day!

Directions:

Buy a box of large waffle cones from your grocery store. Melt white almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the back of the package. While the almond bark is still melted sprinkle with Heath, M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and anything else that your heart desires! Once the almond bark and chocolate cools and hardens fill with your favorite ice cream. Top with whipped cream, hot fudge, and caramel sauce.

The Sweetest of All

This Saturday we are hosting a little Shindig. Of course there will be yummy cocktails and delicious bites, but we are most excited to make two of our all time favorite treats. Candy Bar Brownies! And Cookie Butter Dump Cake! Let the party prepping begin!

Candy Bar Brownies Recipe

Cookie Butter Dump Cake Recipe

Superb Birthday Sweets

Two things that automatically go together – baking and birthdays! A birthday party without a cake is not a meeting. It’s RUINED! And this birthday boy’s favorite kind of cake…cookies! Not a cookie cake, but a cake made of all of his favorite kinds of cookies stacked high and topped with buttercream frosting. A Superb Stacked Cookie for an superb kid!!!!

Bake 1 dozen each of Sister Sweetly’s Sugar Cookie Recipe, Sister Sweetly’s Ultimate Cookies Recipe, and Sister Sweetly’s Espresso Cookie Recipe. Allow to cool.

Make a batch of homemade buttercream

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 3/4 cup powered sugar
  • 5 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Beat together butter and Crisco until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat for 1 – 2 minutes on high speed.

Cake Construction Directions Once cooled frost the sugar cookies.

Layer 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies on the bottom of a cake plate. Top with 1 dozen espresso cookies. Then top with 1 dozen ultimate cookies. Finish by topping with the remaining 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies.

Voila! A superb birthday cake!Happy Birthday Finn!