Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apple Pie Cookies & Sugar Glaze

Last night I was Skype messaged by my sister informing me that I should make Apple Pie Cookies and not use a recipe but make my own. I haven't experimented much with inventing recipes but I decided to give it a go.

I'll probably adjust the recipe a bit the next time like add an egg yolk, since they came out a bit on the chewy side (not gooeychewy) the chewy chewy kind of way that is slightly strange tasting. (Am I making sense?) Overall I guess I like how they turned out. The Chocolate PeanutButter Cookie recipe I created was much better though. (:

Apple Pie Cookies with Sugar Glaze
2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Large Chopped Apple
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
1/8 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Honey
1/8 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Cream together in mixing bowl Milk, Butter, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Honey, Salt, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon.
Fold in Chopped Apple pieces.
Mix in the Flour.
Drop onto greased pan or baking sheet. (I suggest you flour your finger and push the dough down a bit.)
Bake for approximately 15-20 min. or until light brown.  (350 degrees)
While the cookies are baking mix about 3tbs milk with 1 cup powdered sugar.
Drizzle over cooled cookies.
(This makes a little over 2 dozen cookies.)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

Yesterday was my mothers birthday! :) And of course, I could not think for the life of me what I could get her... so I made some cupcakes.

Aren't they absolutely adorable?!

These are Strawberry cupcakes filled and frosted with whipped frosting, Mmmm. Sadly, these are not allergy friendly. They were a box mix. I'm told they were delicious though. ;)
I had wanted to make one of the cupcakes special, just for my mom. So I made a fondant rose, intending to only make one. Well, once my mom saw what the rose looked like on the cupcake I was told that I have to make them for ALL the cupcakes. So away I went making 15 fondant roses by hand. (no tools)

This one was my favorite. (:

Happy Birthday Mom, You're the best. Love you! (: