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How to Make A Cookie Glaze

Published August 31, 2011        by Nicole

PhotoPin large 4914457599 150x150 How to Make A Cookie Glaze Glazed cookies are different from cookies that are iced with stiff Royal icing. Glazed cookies will appear more glossy when finished. They’ll have a more painted look. You can easily learn how to make a cookie glaze that will have you decorating cookies like a pro. Sugar cookies are one of the best types of cookies for glazing. They take glaze well and they also lend themselves to shapes that are perfect for seasonal cookies. You might want to bake bright butterflies for spring and four-leafed clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. You can tailor your cookie making and glazing to every holiday easily. Glaze is so easy to work with that there’s no reason you can’t make a batch every week in a different theme! When you’re asked to bake for the Girl Scout meeting, PTO bake sale or another Read more

Banana Crumb Muffin Recipe

Published September 03, 2010        by Rae Ann

shutterstock 143122945 1000 150x150 Banana Crumb Muffin RecipeI'm not sure about where you live, but it's getting cooler here.  For some reason, when the weather starts to cool down, I get in the mood to make muffins!  Baking them fills the air with that delicious muffin smell and the day just seems to get better after sitting down to this delicious treat warm from the oven! If you have some ripe bananas sitting around, here is a great recipe for banana crumb muffins.  The crumb topping adds delicious flavor and texture to an already scrumptious treat! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas, mashed 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 Read more

Delicious Raspberry Butter Recipe

Published July 23, 2010        by Rae Ann

raspberry butter 150x150 Delicious Raspberry Butter Recipe Have you started picking those raspberries yet?  Whether you grow your own, pick them somewhere else, or buy them at the store, raspberries are a small delicious little berry that has endless possibilities! Raspberry butter is a delicious treat on toast, waffles, or anything else you'd put butter on!  The berries give your baked goods a sweetness that will keep you coming back for more! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softenened 1/3 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar Dash lemon juice Directions: In a small bowl, beat all ingredients until well blended and smooth. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator; bring to room temperature before serving. Yield: about 1/2 cup. Read more

St. Patty's Day Mint Chip Freeze Recipe

Published March 05, 2010        by Rae Ann

Mint Chip Square 150x150 St. Pattys Day Mint Chip Freeze Recipe Sure, you've made St. Patrick's Day Cookies, but are you looking to serve up something cool and green this St. Patrick's Day?  This recipe combines delicious Mint Chip ice cream with a cookie crumb crust for a dessert that strikes gold.  There are several versions of this recipe including one that has a brownie crust from Our Best Bites (the above image is their delectable dessert).  We also found this great one from Taste of Home that uses Oreo cookies for the crust.  Either way it is mouth-watering. This is a great plan-ahead dessert because it can be frozen up to 2 months. Ingredients 2 packages (14 ounces each) cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, cubed 2 ounces unsweetened Read more

How to Fill Cupcakes

Published February 19, 2010        by Rae Ann

shutterstock 131965292 150x150 How to Fill CupcakesIf you love layered cakes, or creative cookies, then you'll also love filled cupcakes! Cupcakes are quite easy to fill. One way to do it is to use a cake decorating bag. Use a regular tip that would be used for large writing. On the top of the cupcake, poke the tip about three fourths of the way into the center of the cupcake. Squeeze the tube of filling and pull away from the cupcake. Don't let the filling ooze out of the cupcake. Gently scrape off any filling that is on the outside of the cupcake before frosting it. Another way to fill a cupcake is to cut out a small section of your cupcake. This works especially well if your filling is thick or lumpy. At about a 45 degree angle, cut a small circular section out of the top of your cupcake - about 1 - 1 1/2 inches deep. Carefully remove Read more