Monday, February 24, 2014

Sweet Shortcuts - Giant Cookie

This giant cookie was super simple to put together - all you need is a 16 and a 1/2 ounce roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough and some canned frosting!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Ahh, chocolate and peanut butter…SO good together!  I was flipping through one of my cookbooks, called "9 x 13: The Pan That Can," and I saw a recipe for these brownies with a peanut butter swirl.  I just knew I had to make them!

I altered the recipe a little by adding a ganache on top, because the original drizzle called for melting shortening and chocolate chips together, and that didn't sound good to me.  I also used chocolate chips instead of bar chocolate, because that's what I had on hand.  :-)

Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, because it's not a hard recipe…and the final product is so rich and decadent, with a hint of that salty bite in the middle.  Yum!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day - Fondant Toppers for Cupcakes or Cookies

I had so much fun with these toppers…I just rolled out pink, white, and pink/white smushed together fondant and played around with some heart cutters.  [Here's a link to my fondant post if you want to learn how to color and roll out fondant.]

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day - Red Velvet Cake Balls

These cake balls arose out of a disaster…I made a red velvet sheet cake and had dutifully greased and floured the pan, but when it came time to flip it and take the cake out, disaster struck!  Half of the cake came out and half stayed in.  I was so mad, but I saw it as an opportunity to make cake balls out of the ruined cake.

I don't have a lot of process shot for these, but please check out Bakerella's how-to post for these delicious treats.  She's the queen of cake balls, cake pops, cupcake pops, etc. and she's just wonderful.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Day Brownie Towers

I'll be posting some Valentine's cupcakes with fondant decorations in the next week, but I wanted to show you a quick and easy dessert first.

These are stacked brownies with strawberries and buttercream frosting…and they're delicious!