It’s Pumpkin Time! Sweeet!

We’re barely into September and we’re going for it! Pumpkin spice season may not officially start until October, but really who’s keeping track? Our Pumpkin Bars are just one of many pumpkin goodies we’ll be inhaling this fall. Pumpkin Spice Forever!

Ingredients:

2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 egg whites
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 can (15oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
Walnuts
Toffee bits
Butterscotch chips
Directions:
Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.
Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
Frost bars with cream cheese frosting (recipe below) once cooled, sprinkle with walnuts, toffee bits, and butterscotch chips. Then cut into snack size pieces.
Frosting:
1 8oz. package of cream cheese
1/3 cup softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp almond milk
Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and almond milk.  Mix on high speed until smooth creamy.
*recipe inspired by Bake It And Love It

Hop To It Sweetie

We hope you’re Saturday is off to a great start. We know ours is when our sweet treat is ready even before the sun rises. This make-ahead goodie is a must make dessert when you need to travel or need one ready first thing! Plus they’re perfect for Easter (or really anytime!). Everyone will jumping with glee over our Carrot Cake Oreo Magic Bars. So hop to it and do it. Don’t even think twice. No thanks necessary! Hoppy Easter!

Ingredients
  • 1 package Carrot Cake Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup Heath bits
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place Oreo cookies in food processor and pulse until fine crumbs (it should make about 3 cups). Pour crumbs into a mixing bowl. 

  2. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Press mixture firmly into a 9×13” baking pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  4. Remove pan from the fridge. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the crust and smooth evenly with the back of a spoon. 

  5. Sprinkle butterscotch, white chocolate and Heath evenly over the top. 

  6. Top with pecans.

  7. Bake for about 23-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely. 

  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

After School Sweets #tbt

The school bells rings in less than a week. We’d better take our after-school snack game up a notch! One of our Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Butter Blossoms will definitely not be enough to feed our hungry students. Better make a double batch, ummm make it a triple! We hope you a wonderful start this school year!

Oatmeal Cookie Butter Cookies Recipe

Add a Caramel Kiss to the center of each cooled cookie.

Sweet Spring?

What’s up with this weather? Yesterday it felt like summertime and now we’re back to winter. Guess we can’t hang up our parkas yet. One thing we never hang up is our aprons because Saturday means baking anytime of the year. And anytime is a great time to get creative with our standard oatmeal cookie recipe. Our Butter Brickle Oatmeal Cookies have just become our new favorite way to change things up. Maybe they will be your’s too!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Make the above recipe except substitute Heath Brickle for Heath Bits and leave out the chocolate and frosting. Sprinkle with sea salt (optional).

City Sweets

We have had a lot of fun being tourists in our city. From riding the streetcar to trying out hip downtown restaurants, the city has been our favorite destination. Lucky for us the city offers lots and lots of sweets. In particular, one day we sampled a delicious cookie at quaint little downtown cafe. So delicious, in fact, that we knew we’d need to have another one soon. Good thing we love to bake because Ultimate Sea Salt Cookies are what you will find in our oven this Saturday. With a little bit of salt and a lot of sweet they’re the perfect way to reminisce about our wonderful adventures in our very own city.Ultimate Sea Salt Cookies

Recipe:

Follow the recipe for our Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, except replace the M&Ms with butterscotch chips and sprinkle with sea salt before baking. YUM!

Sister Sweetly’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Obsession

It’s official! Our pumpkin obsession has set in full force! Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins seemed the obvious choice to ease into this addiction. Who are we kidding?  We are going to “fall” in face first! 

Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

  
Makes 2 dozen muffins.

INGREDIENTS
• 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, sifted 
• 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar 

• 1 teaspoon baking powder 

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon ginger

• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

• 1 cup canned pumpkin

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 

• 2 eggs

• 1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch chips

 DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
Combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, mace, baking soda, salt and cloves in a large bowl and mix well. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
Whisk the pumpkin, butter and eggs in a bowl until combined. Stir in the butterscotch chips and pecans. Add the pumpkin mixture to the well and fold just until the batter is moistened; do not overmix. Spoon the batter into greased muffin cups. 
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 2 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and frost with cream      cheese frosting.

*recipe from Texas Tables

 

Sweet Smell of Success

Woo Hoo! We did it! We completed our 3 week clean eating cleanse. Now it’s time to celebrate. And boy are we gonna! This Saturday we’re goin back to the basics, old school if you will. We’ll be treating and cheating with our favorite cookie recipes. Both Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Scotchies are just what our tummies ordered. Let the baking festivities begin! 

  
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  
Oatmeal Scotchies