Showing posts with label Sweet Treats Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweet Treats Recipes. Show all posts

Monday, June 19, 2017

Walnut Apple Crisp

Home stretch. Teachers, the students and parents are all in the home stretch. Summer vacation is fast approaching! We already planned our summer activities and lessons. Honestly, I am looking forward for lazy mornings. Some school already had their last day of school this week. Speaking of last day of school, do not forget to grab your FREE last day of school printables HERE.

With all the end of the school year recognition and awards that you may see across social media, just a reminder to also celebrate them . Not just their school awards , trophies and grades. Read , 35 Ways to Celebrate Your Children. 

Do not get caught up with their certificates and of course we should be proud of them! It is YOUR and YOUR KIDS hard work. But beyond the school recognition, there are ways and reason to celebrate our kids. What better way to celebrate an event ( or no event) with a very easy to make and delicious warm WALNUT APPLE CRISP. I have made this in the past and I made a couple of revision. I added more butter and added walnuts. My husband and kiddos loved it. This is THE BEST WALNUT APPLE CRISP.

It is seriously frugal and easy to make. You can skip the walnuts if you want it to be more budget friendly . BUT, the walnuts are my favorite in this recipe. Serve it warm or room temperature, it is just as good. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Are you drooling yet?

I am over at My Joy Filled Life, sharing this recipe.

It is so goood! Tasty all the way to the bottom. We seriously scraped the dish, no left over policy you know ( wink wink!)


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Easy Mustache Royal Icing Cookies

I've always been intimidated with Royal Icing. I have a separate Pinterest board dedicated just for Royal icing. I've tried making it, I failed. It is just way too overwhelming for me ( and no it is not the cleaning part). It was either to stiff or too runny. Then one day, Lily and I are browsing through Instagram's baking videos. She was so interested in cookie decorating!

She asked me if we can make cookies, so she can decorate. How can I say no to that? I always enjoyed getting our girls involved in the kitchen ( and again no, not the cleaning part). To my surprise, I bravely took all of my supplies and conquered this. It's about time to give it a try again. Let me first throw it out there that these cookies are not as close as the "professionally made by bakers". However, these cookies are :

1. Full of memories of me and our youngest baking together.
2. Will be eaten by little kids who look up to their "mommy baker"
3. Delicious.

What I certainly love about this sugar cookie recipe is that they do not need to be chilled. It is very simple and delicious on it's own.


Sugar Cookies:

1 Cup unsalted butter
1 Cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Using a mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract.
In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour.
Add the dry ( flour mixture) ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time.
 If the dough looks stiff for you  , place it on a clean surface Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
I divided the dough into 2 batches. Roll it out onto a floured surface and cut with your mustache cookie cutter. I rolled it out to 1/4 " thickness
Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

There is no need to chill the dough , it came out really good.

Royal Icing:

4 cups confectioners Sugar
2 tbsp Meringue powder
6 tbsp water

Materials Needed:

Etching tool or toothpick
Squeeze bottles
12 inch disposable bags
Edible marker
#3 Wilton tip


Have all of your materials ready.

Mix all ingredients on low speed for 7-10 minutes or until the icing loses its shine. Add more water by the teaspoon if it appears too stiff.

 Place some of the icing into a disposable pastry bag fitted with a #3 tip and outline the outside of the cookie.  Save some icing for the flooding. Just make sure to cover the bowl with moist paper towel.

 You’ll want to make sure that the outline is pretty well set before moving on to flooding the cookies.

Using a spray bottle , spray water into the remaining icing until the icing reaches an almost liquid consistency. Pick some icing up with a spoon and let it drizzle back into the bowl – the drizzle should disappear into the bowl within 10 seconds. Place the icing into a squeeze bottle. Now you are ready to flood the cookies.

Squeeze in the icing to almost fill the inside the cookie.Using an etching tool or  a toothpick , gently distribute the icing to empty spots. 

The cookies need to dry completely before adding the designs.I did let them sit overnight. Before I added the "hair" design using an edible marker. You can also use the royal icing ( piping consistency). I just do not have any black coloring on hand.

I am happy with the way it turned out. Of course , it does not look nearly as nice as the "professionally baked royal icing cookies that I love to watch on Instagram. BUT it is perfect for non-bakers like me. Easiest to boot!

Our five year old will for sure agree.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Mouthwatering Snickerdoodles

Are you a cookie lovin family? We are..we love them. We love them soft and chewy.We  love them chunky. We love them a little crunchy. Personally , my favorite are the soft and chewy cookies. You know those Mrs. Fields cookie stands inside the mall ? It is a head turner  . The smell and the display of cookies is just so inviting!  This easy and mouthwatering snickerdoodle recipe reminds me of Mrs. Fields cookies.

These homemade snickerdoodle cookies are soft and chewy..soft in the center. You can never go wrong with that. I can pretty much have a cookie anytime of the day. The cinnamon sugar coating made our girls pretty excited. They love anything dipped in cinnamon sugar treats too!

I am over at My Joy Filled Life sharing this Mouthwatering Snickerdoodles!

What I certainly love about these cookies is that you can keep the dough refrigerated for up to five days max. There were times when I would make some cookie dough ahead, only to forget that I made them beforehand. The snickerdoodle cookie dough is also freezer friendly!


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Monday, November 7, 2016

Cake Bites

Great things, comes in small packages. Yes indeed! This small , rich and moist cake bites are just perfect for an after school treat , a school lunch treat or just an anytime treat if you are having a sweet tooth. I'm sure that ( just like me), it will be challenging to control our portions but this is what is amazing about the size of the bites! You can just have a piece or two, it will for sure hit the spot.

Sweet treats are my nemesis. Cutting on sugar is hard! BUT doable :) I am into moderation though , as you can see. I still love making cupcakes, cakes and cookies! They are mostly for our kids (ahem!). We went cold turkey on adding sugar and creamers to our coffee. That was a big sacrifice for me, I love flavored seasonal creamers!

Back to these scrumptious small bites of cakes. Hop on over to My Joy Filled Life to grab the recipe.

These small heavenly treats stays moist even after we stored them in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.

Kid and husband approved! Get the Cake Bites recipe, HERE.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

White Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cookies. Big and small, chunky or flat , crispy or soft...I love them all. Actually, we are a cookie loving family. Can I make a confession? Most of the time I bake a large batch of cookies, I store them in a Ziploc bag and then pack the goodies in the car. When we are out and about having some family time exploring and making new memories ..we make the memories with cookies on hand.

I did mention chunky right? These white Chocolate cookies are insanely good! The dough is my "go to" recipe. I have made them several times and it always turns out great.

I am over at A Little R & R , sharing this super yummy cookie recipe.

You can always skip the walnuts, if you are not a big fan. Use Pecans if that hits your fancy.

Hop on over to A Little R & R and grab the no fail recipe for White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

No Bake Cookie Butter Pie

Cookie butter, it is like a joy in jar! Not only that it is amazing with banana ( my favorite way to use up the spread), I love using it in desserts! While it finally cooled off here in Socal ( 80's..what a relief!) , it was around 90-101 degrees these past few weeks so I always look for ways to not heat up the kitchen.

I have made Cheesecake shooters before, every time I make it for friends and is always a hit. The Cookie Butter and Banana Blondies are also crazy good! Don't get me started with the Cookie Butter Roll Ups, easy and awesome for breakfast. Well, I can't actually decide if it should go on breakfast category or dessert, it is just good anytime of the day.

I am over at MY JOY FILLED LIFE, sharing my love of cookie butter! Get the recipe for No Bake Cookie Butter Pie HERE.

This is an easy, delightful after school snack and dessert. You can not go wrong with a bottle of cookie butter, the dessert ideas are plenty. I think the most challenging part in making this no bake pie is waiting for it to chill.  This creamy, tasty, thick and one good no bake pie will not disappoint!

Hop on over at My Joy Filled Life for the recipe! 

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Cookie Butter Roll Ups

Peanut Butter and Oats Bar

Cookie Butter Blondies

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creamy Fudgesicle

 Here's a very easy , delicious and healthier homemade fudgesicle. There's a couple of variations provided for this recipe so feel free to experiment! I've tried all the variation and our favorite is the 3rd one.

I am over at  A Little R&R sharing this recipe!

Let me know what's your favorite variation! 

  I’ve compiled 15 Homemade Popsicles that you should definitely try. We are a popsicle obsessed family and I can assure you that these are all the best!

Let's share our love of sweet treats! Follow A Bountiful Love's DESSERT BOARD on Pinterest.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

15 Amazing Homemade Popsicles

Can we all agree that homemade popsicles are simply the best? You can dabble with different flavors, fruits and sweetness! I've seen bold and interesting flavors all over Pinterest.  It is no secret that our girls have a strong relationship with ice pops. They ask for it several times during the day, I'm sure they wouldn't mind having them for breakfast.

Since we are a Popsicle crazy family, I've compiled 15 amazing homemade popsicles that you should try. Have fun making these with your family and be creative! Follow the recipe included or tweak it to your likeness. Some of the recipes are links directed to actual recipes from other bloggers who share our love of popsicles.

  1. Nutella Popsicle
  2. Strawberries and Cream Popsicle
  3. Strawberry and Watermelon
  4. Strawberry and Pineapple Popsicle
  5. Blueberry Vanilla breakfast Popsicle
  6. Fruit and Veggie
  7. Almond Milk and Strawberries
  8. Cake Batter Popsicles
  9. Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicle 
  10. Mango and Strawberry Popsicle
  11. Chocolate Chip Mint Green Yogurt Pops
  12. Sour Worm Popsicle
  13. Mango and Coconut Cream
  14. Cookies and Cream Popsicles 
  15. Three Ingredient Creamsicle Ice Pops  

Let's share our love of desserts! Follow my Dessert Board on Pinterest!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Strawberries and Cream Popsicle

    I am over at My Joy Filled Life sharing this super delicious and refreshing popsicle. This week here in Inland Empire had been crazy hot. Last Monday was 111 degrees, it really felt like I was in Vegas. We will have another round of  crazy hot temperatures this week.

What better way to cool off during these hot summer days than a cold treat. If  you are staying in for a day and looking for a kitchen fun with your kiddos, try making Nutella Popsicle or Coconut Mango Cream popsicle. 

 The Best Layered Popsicle. Ever.

These layered popsicles are very easy to make. I did had the hard time choosing what layer I love most. The chunky strawberries or the creamy coconut milk layer.  They are both equally flavorful and compliment each other.

Hop on over at My Joy Filled Life and grab the recipe for Strawberries and Cream Popsicle.

 Flavorful layers of fresh strawberries and creamy coconut.

Looking for some fun popsicle molds?

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chunky and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Today I am thrilled to be at My Joy Filled Life , sharing this really good, chunky and chewy chocolate chip cookies. 

 These chunky and chewy chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make. I didn't refrigerate the dough! Which is nice specially when you just can't wait to get your teeth sunk into these yummies.

The best thick, chunky and chewy chocolate chip cookies! 

My family absolutely love these chunky yummies. Gobble them down with a glass of milk!

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