After visiting a local coffee shop last week, we were reminded of the extreme yumminess of cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins. We are pumpkin fans through and through, but when you bite into a warm pumpkin muffin and inside is a little surprise of cream cheese frosting oh my. Heart burst! Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins = love sweet pumpkin love!
People-everything is going to be ok. We have pie! Whoopie Pies, that is. Even better, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies rolled in butterscotch and heath. Life is hard, eat pie. Lots and lots of Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!!!
2 packages of pumpkin cookie mix, plus ingredients on the back of them
1 jar of cream cheese frosting
1 cup Heath bits
1 cup Butterscotch chips
Bake cookies according to the recipe on the back of the package. Allow to cool. Once cool, spread frosting on one side of a cookie. Sandwich together with another cookie. Put 1Heath bits and butterscotch in a small bowl. Roll the sides of the cookie in the Heath/butterscotch. Mmmmm!￼
And just like that, Halloween has come and gone. But the leftover candy bars are here to stay for just a little while longer. And our love of cake and pumpkin will be around forever. Pumpkin cake topped with mini Halloween candy bars are exactly what we need at this very moment on a Saturday in early November. Fall flavors for life!
Times are different, but that doesn’t mean we’re not creepin it real over here. Trick-or-treating may not be the same as in years past, but one thing our family and friends can count on is spooky inspired sweet treats from us. Our Mummy Pumpkin Spice Cheerio Bars will surely help get all of us in the Halloween Spirit!
Oh my gourd, it’s October and that means it’s time for Pumpkin Spice Everything. We love the muffins, the lattes, the candles, and all the other Pumpkin Spice goodies Target has to offer. This Saturday we are making a box of Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Nothing is ever too much when baking the Sister Sweetly way so we’ll take these basic boxed Pumpkin Spice cookies and add Heath Buts, butterscotch, and pecan pieces and top each cookie with cream cheese frosting and a caramel drizzle. Pumpkin Spice Everything in a yummy little cookie!!! Happy Fall Y’all!
This Sunday is our beloved mom’s 70th birthday. We had grand plans for an epic celebration. That’s until a pandemic decided to get in our way. But our mom is way too important to us that we must celebrate her 70 years. So we’ve planned a virtual birthday party complete with decorations, games, and, of course, birthday cake. Extra special carrot cake cupcakes with floral bouquet frosting for our extra special mom.
Happy Birthday Mom. We think we turned out great. Thank you!
1 box of carrot cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
Homemade cream cheese buttercream frosting dyed pink and orange
First, cream the butter and Crisco in a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and cream cheese and mix again until very smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s all combined. It will be very stiff! Then begin adding milk until you reach the desired consistency for decorating.
Make cupcakes according to the directions on the back of the box.
Decorated the cupcakes using a piping bag and frosting tips to look like a floral bouquet.
Yes, we’re at it again. Pumpkin! We just can’t get enough of it this time of year. This time we are trying Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting. They just scream fall. And all things fall is where we’re at right now. Pumpkin Spice Everything!!!
2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
15-ounce can pumpkin
4 cups unbleached flour
1 Cream Cheese Frosting Container
ground cinnamon sprinkled on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, the 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the nutmeg. Beat until combined. Beat in the egg whites and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the four as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon.
*recipe inspired by Dear Crissy
Anyone else beeline to the “new items” end cap at Trader Joe’s? We salivate as we admire the recently added yumminess. And without a doubt we find a treasure. On a recent trip, we found an irresistible container of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix. We knew we had to give them a try. Of course, we had to change the recipe slightly – Sister Sweetly style. We added butterscotch chips and toffee to the mix and once cooled we topped the cookies with cream cheese frosting. Delish! Run! Don’t walk to your nearest Trader Joe’s before supplies run out!
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!
Whoopie! It’s that glorious time of year again. Fall has officially arrived. Time to put our pumpkin spice to work! Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting are just the start to a season of yumminess!
• 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon cloves
• 1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
• 2 cups packed brown sugar
• 2 egg whites
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
• Cream Cheese Frosting recipe -see below
• 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• Chopped pecans
•. Heath bits
1 Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. Then, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream together Crisco and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
3 Mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the pumpkin.
4 Drop rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingers. Bake 10-11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
5 In the meantime, prepare batch of Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Once prepared, beat in 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce and an additional 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Beat until incorporated.
6 Once the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting onto the bottom of half of the cookies, then top with remaining cookies. Roll some of the frosted edges of the cookies in chopped pecans, some in Heath bits, and some in butterscotch chips
7 Store whoopie pies in the refrigerator.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and salt until light and smooth. This will take about five minutes.
Blend in the vanilla and almond extract. Beat to combine.
Add the confectioner’s sugar slowly, about one cup at a time, and mix until smooth.
*recipe inspired by Inspired By Charm