Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Ball Cookies!!

So here is the perfect cookie for Christmas. These are coconut lime butter cookies and they are delish!! I found them on a blog I follow called a . I loved them because they were bright and refreshing. It seems that everything we eat this time of year can be so rich and heavy that it was definitely a nice change. Try them out and Santa will thank you!!

Coconut Lime Snow Balls

2 1/2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Lime zest
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 Sticks Butter cut up
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Tbs. Cream Cheese

1 Tbs. Cream Cheese
3 Tbs. Lime Juice
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 1/2 Cups Coconut

Combine your dough ingredients and roll into small balls. These cookies do not spread so you can bake them close together. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the bottom is golden. Remove and cool. Combine glaze ingredients and dip the top of the cookies in the glaze. After dipping immediately dip in coconut.

By the way, I said they tasted light, we need to enjoy our cream cheese and butter before all those crazy new years resolutions start!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tangled Cake

So I did this cake last minute for my Niece and she definitely picked a cute theme. I will admit that I had a cooler looking tower built, but it was too heavy for the top of the cake so I had to improvise a bit but it still turned out really cute. My favorite it that Pascals tongue is the writing for Happy Birthday. I love you my sweet Elise!!
Mr. Pascal

Rapunzel's head popped out of the window.

Flynn doing the "smolder" smile. Pretty silly.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Frosty Frosting!!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, but now it is time for Christmas baking!! Here is an idea I came up with this week. I made a new frosting that is versatile, delicious, and perfect for this time of year. It involves mini York peppermint patties, can't get any better than that. It was an experaMINT that turned out beautifully! It is sooo good because you get the creaminess of the frosting, the dense York center, and then a sprinkling of soft chocolate pieces throughout. YUM!

Peppermint Patty Frosting
1 Cube Butter melted
4 Cups (or so) Powdered Sugar
Milk as needed
1 pkg. Mini York Peppermint patties

Pour your melted butter into a bowl and mix in powdered sugar a little at a time. Add little splashes of milk as needed to keep thinning it out while you get all your sugar added. (Tip: really add just a very small amount of milk at a time or you will have enough frosting to frost until next Christmas.) If you need more frosting for whatever you are baking just add more powdered sugar until you get there. Once you have the amount of frosting you want and the consistency right it is time to throw in your peppermint patties. I made my frosting in a mixer so I just threw them in whole and it broke them up for me. If mixing by hand break them up first. Spread on brownies, homemade oreos, cupcakes or just eat it with a spoon!!