Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 20th - Baking and Decorating Roll-Out Sugar Cookies

Ever want to learn the magic behind baking and decorating iced sugar cookies? It's not as daunting as it seems!

Attend my 4-hour baking class to learn how to make, bake, and decorate iced cookies, and take home a dozen of your very own cookies!

What I will be teaching:
 - How to make roll-out sugar cookies
 - How to store and preserve sugar cookie dough
 - How to roll-out the dough for even baking
 - Other cookie dough tips and tricks
 - How to make royal icing
 - How to color royal icing
 - How to make royal icing outline and flood consistencies
 - How to decorate sugar cookies
 - Others tips and tricks for decorating sugar cookies

What you need to bring:
 - A cookie cutter of your choice (keep it small, around a 2" size)
     - Can be found at International Pantry, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or even WalMart
 - A container for your cookies (I recommend a shallow cake box so you don't stack your cookies)
     - Like this one
     - Or this one
 - A drink if you'd like, I only keep cold water and tea in the house and no ice. :)

What I will have for you to use:
 - Food dyes for your royal icing to color how you see fit
 - Sprinkles for your cookies if you decide that's what you want
 - Decorating tools for you to use

What you get to take home:
 - A recipe for roll-out sugar cookies
 - A recipe for royal icing
 - Gained knowledge of baking cookies and decorating them so you can do it at home!
 - 1 dozen cookies that you, personally, get to roll-out, cut out, and decorate!

Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
Cost: $20/person

To sign up, email me.

Some cookies I have made in the past:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day - May 14th

I am selling cakes for Mother's Day! May 14, 2017!

Check out THIS LINK to see what I'm selling and to place your order!

Rose-topped Cake

Rosette Cake

Thanks for being awesome!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Cookies!

If you are interested in ordering iced sugar cookies from me for Valentine's Day, please click HERE to go to the order page! They'll look just like these!

Photo cred: Annie's Eats

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls - Just Us Four Guest Post - December 23

Hi there! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with me for a bit! My name is Kelli and I run the blog Confections + Coffee! I am excited and honored to be a part of the holiday season guest posting for Just Us Four. I hope you enjoy these delicious bite sized treats! They were made with you busy bakers in mind! Enjoy! 

It's the holiday season and you know what that means, right? Peppermint! One of the only times of the year where peppermint is totally acceptable in every dessert you make!

Do you have a favorite peppermint candy? I love those soft peppermint sticks, I could eat a whole bag of them! As a matter of fact, I do almost every time I buy them, so I usually buy two bags. :)

So it's two days before Christmas and you have very little time to make a dessert for that gathering you kind of maybe forgot about. Oops! I've been there done that, which is actually how I developed these cookie balls! You can thank me later. :)

Anyways, back to the sweets. I ran across Peppermint Oreo Cookies at a grocery store. I don't know where you live, but where I live, our Wal-Mart's don't have those cool seasonal Oreos. It's so weird! I was so excited I just had to have them even though I don't eat Oreos. Yeah, I know, I'm weird.

I knew that I immediately wanted to make cookie balls. A chocolatey, creamy, pepperminty cookie ball coated in chocolate and topped with peppermint crunch just sounded perfect to me. This recipe is so easy, too! There is no baking at all. All the prepping is done in a food processor, then you chill the cookie balls for 10 minutes, the you coat them twice, top with peppermint crunch, and you're done! Easy peasy!

I was in such a holiday mood that I made tons of chocolate covered things. I'll be posting a couple more recipes that are great for holiday parties soon! Like those awesome chocolate covered pretzels with toppings and a chocolate covered ritz peanut butter cracker sandwich. Those are a holiday tradition in my home!

Brookie Sandwich

Have you ever had a brookie? A brookie is a brownie + cookie. I will admit (please do not ostracize me) that I am not a chocolate dessert fan. I've tried recipes and had recipes that were chocolate this or chocolate that and they were just horrible. Bland, not chocolatey enough, dry, bleck. Who wants a dry un-chocolatey cookie? Or cake? Oh it just makes me shiver.

That's why if you look through my blog there may be a whopping 3 or 4 chocolate based recipes. Because I don't want to give you guys a horrible chocolate-based recipe. I would feel so bad.

But my hope has been restored with a recipe that includes THREE different kinds of chocolate to make the most perfect fudge-y, dense, and chewy brookie I have ever encountered. You will not regret making this wonderful recipe. You won't, I promise!

Yes, you read right, this has three kinds of chocolate in the brookie dough. First, you'll whisk together your dry ingredients that includes flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. You are going to add your typical cookie ingredients such as butter, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Next, you'll add a generous amount of melted chocolate. Are you ready? After that you'll add another batch of chocolate chips.

Are you already in your kitchen looking for your chocolate? I won't be upset if you are.

After you bake the cookies, you'll let them cool and whip up this amazing butter cream. It's light and fluffy and perfect with the brookie. Let me know how fast these go!