Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams! Literally! When you dream of wedding cake cookies you make wedding cake cookies! The cloud like, spongy texture with hints of almond and vanilla are what dreams are made of! Topped with sweet, homemade buttercream. You may never want to wake up!

Wedding Cake Cookies Recipe

Sweet Easter Sweets

Easter, a day of rejoicing, celebrating, and egg hunting. All things worthy of cake. Mini bundt cakes topped with buttercream frosting and Easter chocolates are the cutest little treat to share with all of your peeps. Happy Easter!

Sweet Birthday Cake Sundaes

When someone extra special has a birthday, you make sure to have an extra special birthday treat. Not only are we making birthday cake, we’re topping it with all the yumminess that of an ice cream sundae. Ice cream, whip cream, sprinkles, frosting, caramel, hot fudge, sprinkled with bits of Heath, Rolos, and M&Ms. Extra special for the win!

Directions

Make a yellow cake according to the recipe on the back of the box.

Later a jar with cake, then frosting, ice cream, whip cream in any order. Top with Rolos, Heath, and M&Ms. Celebrate!

Sweet Signs Of Spring

After last weeks frigid temps, we were pleasantly surprised with some spring-like weather this week. Spring fever is definitely in the air! And it’s certainly spreading into our Saturday sweet treat. Mini Frosted Sugar Cookie Sandwiches are what we will be creating this weekend. Bright colored frosting and sugar sprinkles will give us all feels of sunshine and rainbows. Bye bye winter blues! Hello spring!

Make:

Our favorite sugar cookie recipe

Roll out the dough and use a small glass or round cookie cutter to cut out circles of dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-7 min. Allow to cool.

Make:

Our favorite buttercream frosting

Mix with food coloring to create different smilk pring colors. Apply frosting between two cookies. Cover with sugar sprinkles. Then sandwich together and indulge!

Pink, Green, and Sweet

Around here Christmas is in full swing. We’re even seeing Santa today! Even more reason to come home and bake up a holiday goodie. Pink and green (our choice for holiday colors) frosted sugar cookie bars will do the trick. Merriment and sugar! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 6 drops red food coloring

Frosting

  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13″ x 9″ pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg whites one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract and milk.
  • Then with the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Evenly divide dough into two small mixing bowls.
  • In one bowl add 6 drops of green food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more green food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • In the other bowl add 6 drops of red food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more red food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • Spread the dough to the prepared pan, I added the green first but you could do either one. Then add the remaining dough on top and spread, this was red for me.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test at 20 minutes with a toothpick to check the baking process, then recheck at 25 minutes. Tester should come out clean when bars are done baking. Allow to cool completely before frosting the bars.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, cream together the powdered sugar, Crisco and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Spread over cookie bars. 
  • Top with red sprinkles. Cut, serve, and share. Merry Christmas!

*recipe inspired by Dash Of Sanity

A Sweet Craving for Buttercream

When your sister insistently states that she MUST have buttercream this Saturday, who are you to argue or object? Instead, you search your pantry and candy jar for any and all things that could be topped by this said buttercream. And then you smile and remember how lucky you are to have a sister who knows buttercream fixes everything. There are no worries when buttercream is involved. So run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and whip up our Candy Bar Buttercream Frosted Cookies and soon you too will be in a sweet Saturday buttercream bliss.

Make our favorite cookie dough recipe . Bake according to the directions. Allow to cool and frost with buttercream (recipe below). Top with chopped candy bars.

Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Beat together butter and Crisco until light and fluffy.
  • Add in powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat for 1 – 2 minutes on high speed.

Sweet Blessings Counted

In these times it can be hard to find the good, but by focusing on the little things we can rely on makes a big difference. Target deliveries, family togetherness, and a Saturday each week are all blessings we’re counting at the moment. It’s even better when all of these line up just right! Thanks Target for keeping us stocked with baking supplies. Thanks family for loving our sweet treats. And thanks Saturday for showing up every week for our much needed cheat day! Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect way to celebrate all of life’s blessings right now!

Sister Sweetly’s Oatmeal Cream Pies 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!

Almost Spring? Sweet!

After a long February, March is FINALLY here. Yesssss!!! For the shortest month, February sure felt super looooong with too many cold, snowy days. March brings hope of sunshine and warmer weather. We are celebrating you, March, by making a special treat with your favorite color in mind. Green Velvet Cupcakes topped with gold coins and sugar sprinkles are perfect for honoring the beginning of springier days ahead.

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached flour
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons green liquid food coloring

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 3/4cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Gold sugar crystals
  • Chocolate gold coins

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 muffin tins with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the flour until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs or clean. Cool completely before adding frosting.

For the Frosting:

  1. Cream the butter and Crisco together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then the almond milk and vanilla. Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star tip (1M) and pipe onto cupcakes. Add sprinkles and top with a chocolate coin.

*recipe inspired by Garnish and Glaze

Fueling Sweetly

Cue the music, flip on the twinkle lights, and gather your gift wrap and ribbons because it’s time to get your Ho Ho Ho on! The Santas and elves in our neck of the woods run on cookies to keep the workshop humming. Fueling on Frosted Sugardoodles will be just what we need in order to keep checking off our holiday to-do list! Ready. Set. GO!Let the holiday festivities begin!

Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter flavored Crisco
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • Buttercream Frosting- recipe below
Instructions
  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat Crisco and sugars on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg white, almond milk, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flours, baking soda, salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with a parchment. Scoop heaping mounds and place them on the baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until pale golden and edges have just set, even if slightly undercooked in the center, as cookies will firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before frosting with buttercream and top with a few cinnamon chips.

*recipe inspired by Averie Cooks

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, room temp

• 1/2 cup shortening

• 3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

• 5 tbsp almond milk

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix ingredients together until creamy.