| Cookin' Around the Christmas Tree!
Hi, Cookin' Cookies! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! I did! I watched The Mistle tones! The Mistle Tones is about a girl who wants to win a Christmas Contest but this mean woman does not think so. Speaking of which, we need to get ready for CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!! Why not we make Millie the Elf's Gingerbread Bears!
( Warning: These cookies contain cinnamon and red dyes.)
Ready, Set, Get Cookin'!
What you need: 225 grams butter
145 grams packed brown sugar
160 ml molasses
1 egg, beaten
10 ml vanilla extract
500 grams all-purpose flour
3 grams baking soda
5 grams cinnamon
2 grams ground ginger
2 grams ground cloves
1 can store bought frosting
as desired food coloring
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F / 165 C.
In a medium saucepan, Stir together the butter, brown sugar, and molasses over medium heat until dissolved. Pour into a large mixing bowl, and let cool for 5 minutes.
Stir the egg and vanilla into the melted mixture until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill dough for a few hours or overnight.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into bear shapes with a cookie cutter, and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be firm.
Add food coloring to frosting while cookies are cooling.
After cookies are cool add frosting as desired
That is how we do! So, these are great for dessert on Christmas Dinner or yes, maybe even good for Santa to eat!
| I love Cookin'
Hi, Cookin' cookies! I hope you had an awesome new year! Now let's go up to Valentines Day! So We will bake Cupid Cupcakes!
Ready, Set, Get Cookin'
1 (18 1/4 ounce) package pillsbury moist supreme white cake mix (or substitute different cake mix & necessary eggs, water, oil)
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 -2 drop red food coloring (optional)
1 -2 drop yellow food coloring (optional)
Prepare cake mix according to package directions using water, oil and eggs.
Place paper or foil liners in a heart-shaped or standard muffin tin**.
**NOTE: If using standard muffin tin, fold up 28 small pieces of foil into small ball shape and once liners have the batter in them, place foil ball between pan and liner to create heart shape form while baking.
Fill cups half full of batter.
Bake according to package directions for cupcakes.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, cream butter and shortening in a small mixing bowl.
Add vanilla and butter flavoring if desired.
Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in milk until light and fluffy.
Divide frosting into fourths; place in flour separate bowls.
Leave one bowl untinted.
Add food coloring to the other three bowls; stir until well blended.
Frost cupcakes; pipe untinted frosting around edges and decorate tops with Valentine phrases.
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That was so fun! You can use these cupcakes for Valentines day, the people you love, even for Valentines day tea! Happy valentines day, Cookin' Cookies!