Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Temptations

These cookies are called Peanut Butter Temptations because it's so tempting to just eat all of them! (who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate, right?)

These cookies are fairly simple to make, and very delicious. We just make a peanut butter cookie, but instead of cooking them like normal just cook them in a mini cupcake pan.

To make the cookies in the mini cupcake pan, simply make a ball of dough and place it inside one of the little cupcake wells. When the pan is full just bake them in the oven and when they come out push the Reese's cup into the center of the cookies. Do this directly after the cookies come out of the oven so that the Reese's cup easily goes into the cookie.

You don't have to use Reese's cups, although we think that this is the best way. You can also use Hershey kisses. We prefer to use the Reese's cups because they look the best, but you can use whatever you think would be great!

Sugar Cookie Stars

We made these cookies just for fun, because who doesn't love decorating cookies, right? (especially if you get to eat them afterwards!)
This is a picture of a way to arrange cookies onto a serving tray so that the cookies will look super cute!

This is just a close up of the cookies:

To decorate these cookies, we used royal icing. First we used a piping bag to outline the cookies. If you don't have a piping bag or tips, you can just use a sandwich bag with a little hole cut in one of the corners. Next, we "flooded" the cookies. To flood the cookies, thin out the royal icing a bit and then use a spoon to pour the icing into the already outlined cookie.


Royal icing can be made with meringue powder or egg whites. It is suggest that if you are going to eat it, and not just use it for decorating, that meringue powder is used so that raw egg whites are not eaten.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

This cake is simply a white layer cake with lemon curd in between the layers. If you don't know what lemon curd is, then you are missing out! It's so good! My aunt, who we made this cake for, claimed that lemon curd is like crack. She one time ate a whole jar by herself with a spoon in about a week. She loves it so much.

She asked us to make this cake for her birthday and then we surprised her and put the lemon curd in between the layers. It's a simple cake that has a 7 minute frosting on the outside, this frosting is kind of like marshmallow fluff (which is also amazing!), then you cover it with coconut.

If you don't want lemon curd in the middle, you could use strawberry jam, raspberry jam, or whatever you think would taste great. If you don't want a jam, then just put frosting a more coconut in the middle and it is just as delicious!