SMARTIES Cookies Recipe

One of my favourite cookies and I think one of the easiest recipes is Smarties Cookies.  Yum!

SMARTIES Cookies

You will need:

1 cup

butter

1 1/2 cup

brown sugar

2 tsp

vanilla extract

2

eggs

2 1/4 cup

all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp

baking powder

1/4 tsp

salt

1 1/2 cups

SMARTIES candies (about six 50g pkgs)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). In large bowl, beat softened butter and packed brown sugar with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.

Step 2: Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3: Drop slightly rounded tablespoons about 2-inches (5 cm) apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly and press 5 SMARTIES into top of each. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

 

If you’re like me, it seems that every time I want to make a treat, like chocolate pudding, we don’t have any in the house. Here’s an easy way to do it at home yourself:
What You Will Need:
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup cornstarch
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 2 1/2 cups milk
– 2 tsp vanilla
– 2 Tbsp butter
What You Will Need to do:
1. In a pot, whisk the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together.
2. Continue to whisk and slowly pour the milk.
3. Now turn the stove to medium heat and continue to stir until the entire surface of the pudding bubbles.Then reduce the heat to low and stir for another minute or so.
4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
5. Transfer into a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top.
6. Refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours and enjoy!

Tomato Carrot Spice Cake Recipe

 

This recipe may seem a bit strange as you’re using soup to make cake but it is sure good and so moist.

 

What You Will Need:

–   2 ¾ cups flour

–   1 Tbsp baking soda

–   1 Tbsp  cinnamon

–   1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

–   1/2 tsp salt

–   4 eggs

–   1 can condensed tomato soup

–   3/4 cup vegetable oil

–   1 ¾ cups sugar

–   1 tsp vanilla extract

–   3 finely shredded carrots

–   1 cup raisins

–   1/2 cup chopped walnuts

–   1 cup heavy cream

–   2 tsp grated orange peel

–   2 Tbsp orange-flavored liqueur

–   vegetable cooking spray

 

 

What You Will Need to do:

 

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

 

2.   Spray a cake pan with the cooking spray.

 

3.   Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl.

 

4.   Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.  Then beat in the soup, oil, sugar and vanilla.  Stir in the carrots.

 

5.   Add the soup mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just to moisten.  Stir in the raisins and walnuts.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

 

6.   Bake for an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.

 

7.   Stir the cream, orange peel and liqueur in a  bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until the mixture is stiff. Serve the whipped cream mixture with the cake.

 

“I Choo-Choose You” Cupcakes Recipe

Valentines I Choo-Choose You Cupcake

 

I found this fun cupcake idea at the Spoonful website which I think would be enjoyed about any valentine!

 

Click HERE to get the instructions to do it yourself.

 

Banana Cream Pie-in-a-Bowl Recipe

Banana Cream Pie-in-a-Bowl

 

I love this idea to enjoy the great taste of banana cream pie and cheat by not having to put all the work into it.  Click HERE to head over to the Betty Crocker website and find out how easy it really is to make!

Cupcake Sliders Recipe

Cupcake Sliders

 

I absolutely love this idea.  I think I’m going to make this for my nephew’s next birthday.  Click HERE to head over to the Betty Crocker website and  find out how you can make this adorable cupcake idea at home too!

 

Orange Slice Cake Recipe

Orange Slice Cake Recipe

 

This is a recipe that I found at the My Recipes website.  It is much easier than it looks.  Head over to the website to find out how you can make yours.

Pretzel, Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Treats Recipe

 

As I`ve mentioned before, I really like desserts that are salty and sweet.  This is a big favourite of mine.

 

What You Will Need:

–   make your own sugar cookies or use 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookies

–   1 ½ cups of crushed pretzels

–   2 cups of blueberries + 2 cups of blueberries for garnishment

–   1/2 cup of sugar

–   3 packages (250g/8oz per package) of cream cheese

–   2 tsp of vanilla

–   2 Tbsp of grated lemon peel

–   3 eggs

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   In a bowl, divide the cookie dough and mix in 1 cup of pretzel crumbs.  Press the dough into a 9-inch pan, sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 5 minutes and them place 2 cups of blueberries on the crust.

3.   In another bowl, beat the vanilla, sugar, cream cheese and lemon peel together.  Once mixed together well, beat in the eggs.  Now add this mixture to the top of the blueberries into the pan.

4.   Bake for 30 minutes.  Then cool for 1 hour.

5.   Cut into square pieces, spoon the rest of the pretzel crumbs and blueberries on top.

 

Enjoy!

 

Donald’s Just Ducky Cupcakes Recipe

 

 

Below are the instructions on how to make these adorable cupcakes which I found at the Disney website with a few personal changes:

 

What You Will Need:

–   a batch of baked cupcakes of your choosing

–   white frosting

–   yellow fish candies

–   small black jellybeans

–   black icing for decorating

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Frost the cupcakes.  With a knife, pull the frosting up into a couple feathery peaks at the top of the head.

2.   For the duck bill, slice a yellow fish candy in half lengthwise.  Then press the two halves into the frosting, separating them slightly, at the very edge of the cupcake top (opposite the feathery frosting peaks).

3.   For the eyes, press two black jellybeans into the frosting.  Use the black decorating icing to pipe on curved eyebrows about 3/8-inche above the eyes.

 

DIY ~ Easily Turn Yellow Cake Mix to Orange Flavour

Looking for a way to change up your cake mix and save some cash?  Take a package of yellow cake mix and when it calls for water, use orange juice instead.

 

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