Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

My favorite cookie is the Snickerdoodle, so when I saw this recipe floating around Facebook I decided I needed to try it.

I just used a store bought cake for the cupcakes, but the frosting was super simple. I made them for Cole's preschool party. I made them the night before, so I put them in the fridge overnight and they were even better.

  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons softened butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 envelope dream whip, dry not prepared
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • Cinnamon sugar for the top
 Beat cream cheese and butter together and then add sugar and vanilla. Add dream whip and milk. Add flour, sugar, salt and cream of tarter. Mix another minute, do not over beat. Frosting should have a cookie dough consistency. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle Cinnamon sugar over the top.

  This is where I got the recipe from

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

S'mores Ice Cream Pie

This pie should make up for all the lack of not posting anything in awhile!! It is super simple to make- Mike made this recipe up for a special for one of the restaurant he works for and brought me home a slice to sample. I loved it so much that we made one for home too.

First, you need just a basic graham cracker crust. (Aunt Terry's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie one would work awesome Let the crust set in the fridge for at least 5-10 mins. Then grab your favorite vanilla ice cream (let it set out a soften so, it is easier to use). Once, crust has set fill with the ice cream. Then top the whole pie with small marshmallows.
                                                     (this is just the slice- Mike brought home)

Stick the pie back in the freezer to harden and cover with plastic wrap. Then when you are ready to serve grab your strongest lighter- we use a Creme' Brulee torch but any lighter should work.
Torch/Roast the marshmallows- they will puff up and be toasted. Then drizzle with chocolate syrup and enjoy!!