Saturday, June 27, 2015

Brownies with Coconut Frosting

We are always searching for the perfect brownie recipe. We always try new brownie recipes, always. Brownies are one of our favorite desserts to make, because, well their delicious! Our favorite kinds of brownies are the fudgy ones, kind of like the ones you get from a box mix (but made from scratch!). So, on our quest to find the perfect brownie recipe, we tried a Sally's Baking Addiction recipe, which you can find here. These brownies are certainly one of our favorites now, because their delicious!

When we went to make these we found that we didn't have enough semi-sweet chocolate chips, so we had some unsweetened chocolate that we used to make up the difference. Instead of using plain unsweetened chocolate, we melted it and mixed in some honey to give it a little bit of sweetness. Also, we didn't add the extra chocolate chips at the end because we don't like chocolate chips in our brownies, but if you do like that, then go for it! These brownies are delicious while warm, but we like to keep them in the refrigerator because we think that it makes them even more delicious!

In Sally's blog post, she suggests putting chocolate frosting on the brownies, but we decided to mix it up and put a coconut frosting on, and boy was it the perfect combination! We can't stay out of them they were (we ate them all already!) delicious! To make the coconut frosting, you simply mix together melted Coconut oil and confectioners sugar until you get the consistency you desire. We did a 1 to 2 ratio, 1 Tablespoon coconut oil to 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar. If you do decide to refrigerate your brownies like we did, then note that your frosting will become really hard, but it is still good and delicious!

What's your favorite brownie recipe? Let us know and we will try it (you can let us know in the comments, on twitter or on instagram @twinbakers96)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

We stumbled upon this recipe on snapchat. Yes, snapchat! It was on the Food Network Snapchat.

This is an Anne Burrell recipe. We have never tried any of her recipes before, but it was on Snapchat because Taylor Swift had made them and said that the were delicious...

What? Taylor Swift liked them?! That meant that we had to make them! (while listening to Taylor Swift, of course) We didn't have large flake sea salt for garnishing as the recipe called for, but we did use just regular sea salt and they were still delicious. We agree with Taylor, these cookies are good!

You can find the recipe here

Give these cookies a try and let us know what you think!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Graduation Party Cake and Cookies

It's that time of year again, graduation! This year, we got to participate, we graduated high school! Yup, finally!!! So, we thought we would share with you what we had for dessert at our party:

We had cookies, lots and lots of cookies! We made brown sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and no bake cookies. Since we made cookies, we were able to make them ahead of time and freeze them. This allowed us to be able to worry about other things the day of and the day before the party. Our party was on a Saturday, so we took the cookies out of the freezer on Friday, in the morning, and then put them on the trays Friday afternoon. The great thing about freezing cookies, is that you can't tell that they were frozen! They still taste the same as if they were fresh.

We didn't freeze the no bake cookies, because they don't freeze as well as the other cookies, but they are so simple to make, that we easily whipped up a couple of batches Friday morning. We also made some gluten free no bakes (don't worry, we put them on a separate tray). These cookies are extremely easy to make gluten free because all you have to do is use gluten free certified oats!

Now, in addition to the cookies we made, we also had cake. Now, we didn't make our own cake, we ordered it. Again, we did this because we didn't have enough time to make our own cake (and be happy with the result). 

We certainly did like the cake, we thought that it was cute and delicious!

We had a little picture station at our party, and we thought you guys would like to see this silly picture of us:

Now, one last thing, Georgia was the Valedictorian of our class (so, obviously she thinks she's the smartest twin). So, we thought we would share a picture of her giving her speech.