Entries Tagged as 'desserts'
So, the title of this post was originally “Royal Baby Chocolate Cake Cookies,” which is why I used our cute little Union Jack stools as backdrop. But that probably tells you a little bit about how long this recipe sat in my “To Publish” folder, since that baby has probably had four People Magazine covers by now!
But these cookies? Still totally great. Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake — they’re not as time or labor-intensive as making a whole cake, but you still get that extra-special homemade touch. And as an added bonus, Chad would prefer cookies over cake any day (sometimes it’s a major effort to stop him from eating the whole batch)!
So if you’re looking for a yummy Sunday afternoon recipe, I definitely recommend these. And congratulations to Will and Kate, a little bit late!
Chocolate Cake Cookies
1 1/4 cups butter, softened (2 1/2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly, then mix in the chocolate chips. Drop dough by small spoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with Silipat or parchment paper.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheet; remove from sheet onto wire rack to cool completely. When the cookies are cool, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
Tags: desserts · food
Most of the time, I go to the grocery store without a set list in my head — which is sometimes great and sometimes a total disaster.
Great: When I spot fresh key limes and decide to make key lime pie!
Disaster: When I get home and realize I have no idea what the other ingredients are in key lime pie, and have to make a second trip to the grocery store for the rest of them.
But, once I finally got my hands on some sweetened condensed milk (really, I should have had than in our pantry to begin with) and after juicing about 100 ping-pong-ball-sized key limes, this pie was absolutely delicious. Perfect for a summer dinner party in the backyard, or just a really yummy afternoon snack. You could totally make this without fresh key limes (they’re not easy to find) and save yourself most of the work!
Key Lime Pie
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended. Press mixture into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate (I used an 8-inch springform pan for mine). Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Mix together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice and pour into the cooled shell. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Refrigerate to cool, and top with powdered sugar and fresh key lime slices.
Tags: desserts · food
February 4th, 2013 · 7 Comments
Oh my gosh. These are basically the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen!
I was so incredibly excited when Julie from Big City, Little Sweets offered to create some cake pops inspired by my Sugarlaws outfits, but when they actually arrived? You guys, I shrieked. These are seriously one of the coolest packages I’ve ever received! I knew when she told me that she had custom-designed cake pops for Jimmy Choo, Erin Fetherston, and Christian Louboutin that they would be awesome — but I was still completely blown away!
Chad and I immediately went back through my outfit posts to match each of the pops to its post — and as much as I wanted to Instagram them the second they arrived, I knew I had to wait so that you guys could see them side by side!
I’d be happy if they just looked cute, but they taste AMAZING! They’re filled with vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cake, and I’m too embarrassed to tell you how many of them I’ve eaten already. Totally worth it.
Thank you so much to Big City, Little Sweets for this adorable surprise! Check them out on their website (check out the photo gallery at your own risk, they look so insanely delicious), Facebook and Twitter!
Tags: desserts · food · style