This Labor Day weekend we are celebrating the end of summer with a driveway party. There will be plenty of fun in the sun as we frolic through the sprinkler while enjoying sweet treats til the summer sun sets Summer you’ve been good to us. Til next year!
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Selling Sweets Take 2
For years we’ve been asked if we would be willing to see our sweet treats. In the past we’ve declined, but folks the time has to come to share our passion for baking with our local community. Yes, you heard that right. Sister Sweetly Cookies will be available for sale in the Overland Park, Kansas area. We will be featuring four types of cookies, each deliciously unique. Last week we featured our Toffee Oatmeal Scotchies and Sea Salt Semi-Sweet Chocolate Cookies. This week we are showcasing our Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip and Sugar Dusted Sugar Cookies. Stay tuned for pricing and how to order. Thanks in advance for the support as we share SWEET joy through our homemade goodies.
For years we’ve been asked if we would be willing to see our sweet treats. In the past we’ve declined, but folks the time has to come to share our passion for baking with our local community. Yes, you heard that right. Sister Sweetly Cookies will be available for sale in the Overland Park, Kansas area coming very soon. The details are still unfolding, but for now we can share that we will be featuring four types of cookies, each deliciously unique. Over the next two weeks we will be showcasing these yummies. Up this week are our Toffee Oatmeal Scotchies and Sea Salt Semi-Sweet Chocolate Cookies. Stay tuned for pricing and how to order. Thanks in advance for the support as we share SWEET joy through our homemade goodies.
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!
No Mess Sweetness
If you’ve been with us for awhile you know we’re all about decadence. The ooey-gooeier the better. But in this early start to the heat of the summer season these kind of treats can prove to be down right messy when outdoor plans are involved. This is when our favorite Sugar Cookie recipe comes in handy. They are a crowd pleaser and the extra sprinkle of sugar on top adds the right amount of zing to keep our extra sweet-craving tastebuds satisfied. A no mess goodie for the win!
Yay! Hooray! Yippee! Hallelujah! All of the cheers for summer. School is officially over. Time to celebrate. No surprise…our celebrations ALWAYS include sweet treats. We’re planning to make our favorite loaded chocolate chip cookies. We’ll sprinkle in a variety of red, white, and blue m and ms to honor our loved ones, military, and country. Happy Memorial Day! Happy summer!!!
Sweets For Sweet Friends
Wow! It’s been a tough year. But things seem to be looking up. We’ve seen more friends, been out and about more, and given more hugs than we did all last year. It sure feels good! You know what else feels good? Gifting our sweet friends with our favorite sweets. Chocolate is our love language and we feel that a gift of chocolate will ALWAYS brighten someone’s day. This Saturday we’re baking our favorites, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, and giving them to some of the sweetest people we know. Friends, hugs, chocolate…yep, things are definitely looking up!!!
Mom’s Are The Sweetest
There’s nothing much sweeter than a mother’s love. And she deserves nothing less a sweet treat full of all her favorite sweets. That’s why this Mother’s Day, we’re hosting a Make Your Own Brownie Trifle Bar. Brownies, ice cream, whip cream, pink frosting, and a variety of chocolates and toppings layered up just the way she wants in a cute little mason jar. May your Mother’s Day be the sweetest one yet!
Sweet Holden Saturday
Do you ever have one of those glorious days that seems extra shiny and sparkly? For us, that’s every Saturday. Saturdays are just the happiest days. Especially when we get to bake together. This Saturday we’re baking Golden Blondie Bars to celebrate yet another shiny, sparkly, glorious day. Stay Golden!
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp of vanilla
1 egg white
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 pack of Golden Oreos
Cookie Dough layer:
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg white
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
InstructionsPre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Line the bottom of a 9×9 baking tin
Start with the Brownie layer:
Put Crisco into a larger mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine. Add the vanilla and egg white and whisk until it’s completely mixed together.
In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until it’s completely mixed together, try to fold in the ingredients as you don’t want to ruin all the air you’ve whisked into the mixture. Stir in the white chocolate and set aside
For the Cookie Dough layer:
Cream together the Crisco and sugars in a mixer. Add the egg white and vanilla and mix. Then add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is completely mixed in together.
Layer the cookie dough on the bottom of a 9×9 baking pan, pressing down in all of the edges.
Layer as many oreos that will fit on top of the cookie dough
Press the blondie brownie batter on top of the oreo layer and make sure it’s even on top
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife to see if the center is done. When the knife comes out clean, let the brownies rest until cooled before putting in the fridge for a further 30 minutes.
*recipe inspired by Blonde Vision
A New Take On Our Favorite Sweet Treat
By now you know that if we ever are stranded on a deserted island, we would pick brownies to eat all day everyday for the rest of our lives. Plain brownies, layered brownies, stuffed brownies, loaded brownies. You name it, we’d chose it. And by now we’ve thought we had made all the varieties of brownies there ever were. That is until a new idea popped up in our Pinterest feed. Pound Cake Brownies. What the what? Pound cake and brownies. Both? Amazing! Deserted island, here we come!
Pound Cake Batter
- ½ cup butter flavored Crisco
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 large egg white
- ¾ cup flour
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
Brownie batter made according to the directions on the back of the box
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray or lightly an 8×8 inch square baking pan or a brownie pan and line with parchment paper.
- To make the pound cake batter: in the bowl of a stand mixer beat the Crisco, sugar, vanilla and sea salt until very light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes. This is the key part of getting the pound cake texture right so don’t skimp on time !
- Add the egg white and beat for another 3 minutes. Scrape the bowl and beat for another two minutes.
- Over the bowl, sift in the flour and add the almond milk. Beat the batter until most of the flour has been incorporated. Scrape down the bowl and beat again. Ensure the batter is fully blended. Set aside.
- Make the brownie batter according to the directions on the back of the box
- Pour half of the brownie batter into the prepared cake pan. Dollop pound cake batter onto the brownie batter, as pictured above. Use the back of a spoon to smooth down the pound cake batter. Spoon the remaining brownie batter over the pound cake batter and gently swirl them together with a butterknife or offset spatula.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the center has puffed and when you shake the pan gently the center doesn’t wobble. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove. Store in an airtight container.
*recipe inspired by Buttermilk By Sam