Sweet Travels

We have no plans on attending Mardi Gras this year. However, when a love one recently visited New Orleans, she brought us back a box of Cafe Du Monde beignets mix. It’s a little earlier than Fat Tuesday, but this weekend we will be baking up these delicious pastries. And with a few dipping sauces on the side, we will be creating our own little party.

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Sweet Says It All

CAKE. That is all. No need to say anymore. It’s time to treat!

Vanilla Filled Wafer Cookies White Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Cake Recipe

1 box of white cake mix

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups water

1/8 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon real vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup sour cream

4 large egg whites

Vanilla filled wafer cookie sticks

Directions

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk.

Add the remaining ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into parchment line pans, filling each pan a little over half full.

Lightly tap cake pans on counter to bring air bubbles to top.

Bake in preheated 325° F oven until cake test done.

Allow cakes to completely cool. Frost each cake with homemade buttercream frosting. Stack cake and line the outside with vanilla filled wafer cookie sticks.

*cake recipe inspired by Genius Kitchen

*frosting recipe Craft Morning

Sweet Shopping Spree

Shopping at Target on any day is wonderful but hitting the after Christmas sales at Target is glorious. Just glorious! This year was no exception. From wrapping paper to gift tags to holiday decor…nothing is overlooked when the sign says 90% off. And when you find a bag of sea salt caramel baking chips, you know they are a must buy for your next cookie baking day. Which just happens to be today! Oh Target, you never disappoint. And neither will our new Sea Salt Caramel Chip Oatmeal Cookies! Happy bargaining! Happy baking!!!

Mix up Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Dough. Instead of butterscotch, Heath Bits, and chocolate chips stir in sea salt caramel baking chips. Bake according to the directions on the above link.

A Sweet End To 2017

It’s gonna be hard come Tuesday when the holiday season is officially over. We’re especially going to miss our nightly ritual of vegging out with our fams to our favorite Christmas movies. We still have a few must sees, including, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – just in time to ring in 2018. We whipped up Rudolph inspired cookies that go perfectly with popcorn and snuggles. Happy New Year!

Instructions

Bake up a batch of our favorite cookie dough. Put two pretzels for antlers, 2 candy eyes, and 1 red M&M for the nose immediately on each cookie after removing from the oven. Enjoy with your family while watching Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.

Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Cookie Dough Recipe

A Who Lot Of Sweetness

Only 48 hours til Christmas! Some of you may be like “yippee-hooray” and others are more “eek” or “ba him bug”. No matter where you fall, we’ve got a treat that’s perfect for everyone. And they are just sweet enough to turn a Mr. Grinch into a Christmas-loving Cindy Lou.

We wish you all a joyous Who-liday with plenty of sweet treats. Merry Grinchmas!

Ingredients

• 1 17.5 oz pouch sugar cookie mix and what it takes to make the cookies

• vanilla frosting

• green food coloring

• red heart sprinkles

Instructions

1 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray.

2 After making the sugar cookie mix, press it into the pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

3 Once cool, frost with vanilla frosting tinted green. Cut into equal squares and put a heart sprinkle on each one.

*recipe from Wine And Glue

A Sweetful Thank You

Tis the season to be thankful. Thankful for family, friends, health, freedom, and…cookie dough! We’d personally like to send gratitude to the baker who created it! While we’re being grateful, there’s no group more deserving than our children’s teachers. They tirelessly work for the benefit of our kids. Hopefully, our Harvest Oatmeal Cookies will be a sweet way to show these precious educators how thankful we are for all they do! Happy Thanksgiving!Ingredients

▪ 3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco Shortening

▪ 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

▪ 1 egg white

▪ 1/3 cup almond milk

▪ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

▪ 3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked

▪ 1 cup all-purpose flour

▪ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

▪ 1/2 teaspoon salt

▪ 1 cup fall colored M&Ms

▪ 1 cup dark chocolate chips

▪ 1 cup Heath bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine Butter Flavored Crisco, brown sugar, egg whites, almond milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended.  Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until blended. Stir in M&Ms, dark chocolate chips, and Heath bits. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet.

Bake from 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Allow to cool on wire rack. Be grateful and share!

Sweet Fix

Are you hooked? Pumpkin spice is all the rage and we’re not immune to it. We’re skipping the coffee shop drive thru this morning and getting our fix from the oven instead. Our doctored up Pumpkin Spice Latte Mini Loaves with definitely satisfy our sweet tooth and caffeine cravings all in one!

Bread Ingredients

  • 1 box Libby’s Pumpkin Bread Mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 2 Starbucks Vias
  • Follow the directions on the back of the box. Stir in Vias.
  • Fill a greased mini loaf pan 3/4 full. Tip each loaf with streusel topping. Directions below.

Streusel Ingredients

• 6 tablespoons butter

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1/2 cup light brown, dark brown

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

1 Place the butter in a small pot over medium-low heat, until melted.

2 Stir in the remaining ingredients with a fork, until evenly distributed.

Bake the loaves for 18 min at 350 or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool then top with cream cheese frosting.