tiny gingerbread houses, a few variations Earlier I made gingerbread houses meant to perch on the edge of a mug, but I wanted to work on a few more things. First, since these are meant to be eaten I wanted to cut down on the amount of royal icing. I still used it to assemble the houses, but to get sugar decorations to stick to the roofs I decided to use simple syrup. Second, I added a chimney. I think it turned out very cute, though I found that the taller chimneys looked incongruous, so I’ll stick to very short chimneys. Third I decided to see what whole happen if I moved the door shape, the part that fits over the mug, off to one side to allow more of the house to hang on the outside of the mug. Last I wanted to see if it would work out using sugar cookie dough.
MouseCircus.com - The Official Neil Gaiman Website for Young Readers Creative and Unique Cake Designs Cakes are often used to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and other notable events. While many of us opt for a standard cake (because hey, it’s going to be eaten anyway), cake does offer room for creative effects and decorations. Because of the unique occasion for the cake, as well as the meaning behind it, creating and designing unique cake designs is becoming more and more popular, and the results can be really awesome. In this post, we’ve gathered up a series of creative and unique cake designs and decorations that will make you think twice before opting for a standard cake again. If you’re interested in more creative design ideas, these posts will interest you: Enjoy! Wall-E Cake Nikon D700 Cake Sweet 16 Purse Cake Snooker Table Beer Birthday Cake Steampunk Cake Batmobile Cake All Wired Up Cake DJ Spin that Cake Shoebox and Stiletto Cake Swimming Pool Cake The Millenium Falcon Cake Fish Cake Lego Cake 5 Monkeys Cake Strawberry Shortcake’s House Haunted Halloween Cake
Nutella Sandwich Cookies Hello there A Beautiful Mess readers, I'm Emma, Elsie's sister and the gal behind Food Coma. At Elsie's wedding last week I had the opportunity to try Nutella for the first time. Now I'm obsessed. So I've been trying to dream up different ways to use this magical new-to-me spread and I thought that in between two cookies might be the perfect place for Nutella. Along with on top of toast. You can enjoy these cookies in the late afternoon along with some coffee or in the evening with some milk while watching the latest episode of Glee. Nutella Sandwich Cookies, makes 10-12. Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon (aluminum-free) baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of Nutella. Cream together the butter and sugars, stir in egg and vanilla. Now form into small round disks, about 2-3 inches in diameter and uniformly thick. xo.
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies Recipe-Martha Stewart Cookies Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 26th October 2010 Martha does it again with Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, a simple cookie recipe that delivers flavour and texture in a big way. I can’t say that I am a big fan of gingerbread cookies but my kids love them! This cookie has a wonderful combination of fresh and ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, molasses, and my favourites, cocoa and semisweet chocolate chunks. My favourite thing about baking gingerbread cookies is the sweet, spicy smell of ginger and cinnamon wafting throughout the house. Put away your rolling pin and cookie cutters! Rolling the cookies in sugar just prior to baking gives it a sweet crunch and a wonderful contrast to the moist, spicy interior. This is a sophisticated gingerbread cookie with a spicy zing that adults will love. (from Martha Stewart, Cookies) Makes 2 Dozen Comments (26) Leave a Reply
Transform a plain cheese ball into a striking wedding cake. Leading up to my wedding, I was very fortunate to have three bridal showers hosted by various friends and family. My favorite event, a kitchen/cooking party, was hosted by my sister. You may think that sounds like an obvious party theme for me, but back then my cooking repertoire was limited to making grilled cheese sandwiches, baked chicken, and stir fried beef, and my kitchen equipment, which consisted mostly of cookie sheets and cake pans, fit into one cupboard. The first meal I made for my husband (then my boyfriend) was a total disaster. He had mentioned that chicken and dumplings was his favorite meal, so I asked a friend how to make it. I had never even eaten the dish, but was determined to make a special meal for him even if it meant trying something completely unfamiliar to me. For my bridal shower, my sister asked my friends to make their favorite dish and to bring it along with the written recipe . Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cheese Ball Wedding Cake Ingredients: Instructions:
Styled magazine The second issue of Styled magazine is out today! (Styled is an online magazine and it’s free.) I’m so excited to tell you that I have an Autumn project in it! I took a set of photos showing how to create the lattice that couldn’t fit into the spread so I’m including them here. I’m sad to see summer gone, but I’m also looking forward to sweaters and hot cider! Click through to see the complete pie lattice how-to. Roll out two rounds of dough, rolling each between two layers of parchment will make this super easy. Move the strips apart carefully. Fold back every other slice. Lay down one strip of dough from the other section of dough. Fold the strips back. Now fold the other strips of down back over the one you just laid down. Put down another strip of dough from the other set. Fold the strips back flat. Continue on like that until you’ve got a full lattice. Cut out the cookies, and… … remove the excess dough from around them instead of trying to move them.
Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies ***Last Friday night, Brad and I got an invite to an impromptu dinner party...What fun! We were both excited, and of course, I immediately started to think about what I could take along for dessert. I was in the mood for cookies, but not the same-ole', same-ole' variety. I wanted to try something new, but using the ingredients that I had on-hand was a necessity. A trip to the grocery store was not in the cards if I wanted to be on time. So, I began browsing through cookbooks and blogs for just-the-right recipe. As soon as I found this recipe for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, my search was over. This recipe didn't disappoint...The cookies were indeed incredible. You'll LOVE these! Bon Appetit! Nutella Chocolate Chip CookiesSource: Kirbie's Cravings Food BlogIngredients:2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter (1 stick)1 cup sugar1/2 cup brown sugar2 eggs1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup Nutella1-1/2 cups chocolate chipsDirections:1.
How to make Edible Spoons! A few years ago I did a post on how to make edible spoons and bowls from dough. I thought it was a great idea, but just not with my method and recipe. I searched online to see if anyone else had done something similar and stumbled across a small handful of ideas, but then found this little gem… Roy, the inventor of the Edible Spoon Making Kit has indeed thought of a really simple and clever way to make edible spoons. Roy kindly sent me a kit to try (and will be giving one lucky reader a free kit!). Since receiving the kit, I’ve made well over 100 spoons (maybe 200 by now) and have enjoyed sitting around a spread of dips and toppings munching away on the spoons. To make the spoons, simply roll flat a piece of bread, punch out the spoon shape, press the cutout into the spoon and bake (more detailed instructions supplied with the kit). While I was making a batch of spoons and some home made pasta, a time saving idea popped into my head. Share 6K+ Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh.
Handle the Heat » Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies These are divine. Truly. They taste just like your favorite breakfast treat but in fabulous cookie form. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I stumbled on something like it and thought I would give it a whirl. Cookie Ingredients:- One batch sugar cookie dough (you can make your own, or just buy a roll)- 1/4 stick butter, melted- Cinnamon- Brown Sugar Cookie Instructions:- Roll out sugar cookie dough into a large rectangle (flour your rolling surface to avoid stickage!) Glaze Ingredients:- Butter, melted- Milk, warmed- Powdered (Confectioner's) Sugar- Vanilla Glaze Instructions:- Mix equal parts butter and milk- Add a dash off vanilla to butter/milk mix for flavor- Very slowly drizzle butter/milk mix into confectioner's sugar, stirring constantly until you get desired consistency