A New Beginning:

This summer I am away from home and discovering new passions. I am living with a family, working at Dutch Bro's coffee, taking an online class and more. Since I have been at college I have been developing a love for baking and discovering new delicious treats. I have decided that this summer I would start baking more and writing about what I bake on this site. These recipes are not mine, I am using ones I find just to learn and have fun! Hope you enjoy reading and learning new treats to fill your kitchen with!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Im back! Reindeer Cookies

HELLO!!!  I have missed baking cookies so much this semester so I decided to make reindeer cookies today. The recipe (I found on pinterest..I'm addicted) is:

Reindeer Cookies
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate-covered mini pretzels
Mini brown M&Ms
Regular-sized red M&Ms

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat until just blended.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

Form dough into 1-inch balls. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point, then gently flatten with your hand. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown. 

Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two mini pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the reindeer's antlers. Press two mini brown M&Ms in for the eyes and one red M&M for the nose (or any other color... some of mine ended up with green noses. They might be South Pole reindeer.). 

Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely. 

Makes about 40 reindeer cookies.

Mine didn't make 40, they burnt really easily on the bottom, having mini pretzels is a must because mine were not staying in the cookie they were to big...And I think that is it! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

FINAL DAY!!! The 31st. :)

I decided for my last day to have fun! I wanted chocolate because that is the best and I wanted to make it look cute. So I decided to go a good old fashion bundt cake and make it look like a worm. Super easy to cute and decorate it how ever you like. Pictures will be up soon! Thanks all for following my month of baking :) Can't believe/super excited/sad to say its over! I will most likely continue to add recipes every so often to this as the years go on!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Kris and I had decided that we were going to make sugar cookies for today's treat. I got really busy chatting away on Friday night that I did not realize that Kris had gone to bed. Her and I were going to make the dough the night before..so because I did not want to be loud I went and mixed it all up with the mixer in my bed room. The next day Kris asks why there is a empty bag of flour in my room trash can. haha so the next morning after soccer, we cut all the cookies out into fun shapes and baked them. She had a squirrel, moose, snail, porcupine, fox, bear, and more. Then since most of those animals are supposed to be brown, I decided that we should just do crazy colors instead. They tasted great at our family dinner this evening. Glad I have this recipe now! :)  

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29th Banana Bread

Almost forgot to put this up! SO ill update tomorrow. Made Banana bread this morning with Kris. Fruit and Chocolate chip! :) so yummy!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 28 Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

We made chocolate cup cake batter and then we put the Reese's cup into the middle of the batter and added more on top. Then while they baked they did sink a little in the middle of the cup cake but they turned out great. Then we put chocolate frosting on the top and melted white chocolate and drizzled it on top. They are really good and the picture of the inside of the cup cake actually has to reese's cups in it. The cups don't even melt and added just the right amount of peanut butter to each bite!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 27 Mint Brownies

Today was kinda a cheap day..but they sounded so good! We made a regular brownie mix from the box..I know! But we got mint candies like the Andies you get why you go to Olive Garden. And right when you take them out, you put all the candies on top of the brownies to melt. Then after they melt use a knife to smear the candies like frosting and let it harden. We added sprinkle and they tasted great! :) Pictures coming

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 26 Blender Cookies

Today I made Kris Flinn's famous Blender cookies! They taste amazing and are just like oatmeal cookies but you put the oatmeal in the blender before you bake them. This way it is very thick like more flour is added. Kris likes to just estimate her measurements and I always follow the rules so we like to talk trash at each other while baking together. Marshall helped by pressing the blender button haha. We made these because they happen to be Mitchell's favorite and we wanted to send him some. They taste great. I am waiting for the camera to charge so pictures will come soon! Here is the pictures and those are the new shoes that marshall and I got together! haha my favorite color, it was buy one, get one 1/2 half.