Friday, 9 November 2012

Basketball Sugar Cookies

These are some basketball sugar cookies I made for the last game of the season.

To decorate with this design, start by piping orange piping icing around the border of the cookies with a #2 tip.

Then fill in the centers with with flood-consistency icing.

Let the flooded cookies dry overnight.

Then pipe black lines with piping-consistency icing.

Let the piped cookies dry for several hours, until the icing is hard.

Cookies are dry when they are no longer shiny.

Cookies n’ Cream Fudge

Fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats.  I know we can make it year round, but the taste of it reminds me of Christmas.  This recipe is a fun variation on traditional fudge.  It also makes for a great neighbor gift!  If you love Oreos and white chocolate, you are going to LOVE this fudge!COOKIES N’ CREAM FUDGErecipe from: My Recipes1 cup sugar3/4 cup butter1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk2 (12 oz.) packages white chocolate morsels1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream3 cups coarsely chopped Oreos (about 25 cookies), dividedpinch of saltLine a greased 9″ square pan with aluminum foil; set aside.Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; add white chocolate morsels, marshmallow cream, 2 cups crushed cookies, and salt.  Stir until morsels melt.Pour fudge into prepared pan.  Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cookies over fudge, gently pressing cookies into fudge.  Cover and chill until firm.Lift uncut fudge in aluminum foil from pan; remove foil and cut fudge into squares.Enjoy!Linking up to these parties and here


2-Ingredient Oreo Bark

Oreo Bark 1 2 Ingredient Oreo Bark
How did your family do with the time change? Everyone enjoy their extra hour of sleep at your place? With 2 girls under 5, there was no extra hour of sleep here. They just don’t cherish that hour like we do. I even had a conversation with my 5 year old the other night about how mommy and daddy like sleep. She just couldn’t grasp why we would enjoy wasting so much time with our eyes closed. That whole conversation was a lost cause. It never really went anywhere and contained no resolution for her.
Sometimes it’s better to just not try and explain things to a 5 year old, huh?
Last week, I had a hankering for something Oreo. I can’t ever bring myself to actually indulge in eating oreos, but I do like to make things containing them. Go figure. I had a package of white chocolate chips in the pantry and some individual packages of Oreos.
Can you say simple? That’s all that I needed to make this incredibly tasty candy bark. It took literally minutes to make and satisfied my Oreo hankering times 2.
Oreo Bark 3 2 Ingredient Oreo Bark
I found myself eating so much of it that I sent it to work with the hubby. That’s my secret weapon, y’all. You notice sometimes I don’t always make “healthy” things. Those are usually the ones that I try to send away to a friend or to work with hubby.
It all starts with a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Crumble up about 12 or so Oreos and lay them around the cookie sheet. Melt up your white chocolate chips and pour them over the Oreos. Smooth out and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so and YOU’RE DONE.
Does it get any easier?
Oreo Bark 2 2 Ingredient Oreo Bark
This, my friends, would make a fantastic food gift for Christmas! Simple wrap it up in a fancy tin or treat bag and tie with a Christmas bow and you have one cheap and cheerful gift!
Who wouldn’t enjoy Oreo Bark?
2-Ingredient Oreo Bark
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Author: Pennywise Cook
With only 2 simple ingredients, you can make a Christmas gift or tasty snack within minutes!
  • 12 or so Oreos (Crumbled)
  • 1 (12 oz) Package White Chocolate Chips
  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Spread the crumbled Oreos around the sheet.
  2. Melt entire bag of white chocolate chips according to the package or in a double boiler.
  3. Once melted pour over the Oreo pieces and smooth out. Place cookie sheet in freezer for about 10 minutes and then break into pieces.
If you don’t have a double boiler to melt your chocolate chips, just use two sauce pans. Place hot water in the bottom one and the chocolate chips in the top. Bring the water to a rolling boil and melt the chips.

Chewy No-Bake Cookies & Cream Treats

Things I don't understand:

Macarons. Cake pops. Cake in a jar. We get it. You're fancy. 

Nutella. What is the deal. I remember eating this as a kid and thinking score, chocolate on my toast! Chocolate for breakfast! Chocolate in my face!  But people go kind of crazy for this stuff, no? I don't know. Team Peanut Butter.

Red velvet cake. I feel like I'm going to get radioactive superpowers from all that food dye.

Fondant. I don't like you.

Gnocchi. Quinoa. Dulce de leche. Mascarpone. What are you. I can't even pronounce you.

Brownies. Can I throwdown? I don't like brownies. I mean, if you held me down and shoved a warm, chocolatey brownie into my face, I wouldn't punch you in the kneecaps, but they're just kind of boring and square and dense. Like they tried to be cake and failed. Chocolatey bricks. I just can't get behind this. Put some rocky road on that.  

Things I do understand



These are similar to the chocolate chip cookie treats I made last month, except these use a whole package of crumbled Oreo cookies instead of chocolate chip! The chocolate chip cookie treats are still my favorite... but then I've always preferred them to Oreos. 
These... let me tell you. These taste like a chewy, cookie-y, Oreo marshmallow Rice Krispie Treat. So. Good. Addictive really. And dangerous. 3 ingredients, 15 minutes, and this no-bake dessert can be in your face. Don't you just love summer? 

I know. I didn't mix them enough. They should actually be black, like an Oreo, not gray, like a slab of concrete. Don't be like me.
Chewy No-Bake Cookies & Cream Bars

Printable Recipe

1 (16-ounce) package of Oreo cookies
5 cups (1 bag) of large marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter

Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to hang over the edges, and set aside.

Place Oreo cookies in food processor (or crush in a large Ziploc bag with a rolling pin) and pulse until crumbly, but not ground.

Melt marshmallows and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl until puffy, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove and pour in ground cookies. Quickly stir to combine, then transfer to baking dish. 

Allow to set for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove bars from pan by foil edges. Cut, serve, and enjoy!