Football Friday # 3 – frosted sugar cookies

Some are specially decorated with red and blue m&ms. Go Bills!

I thought frosted sugar cookies would be a great way to celebrate this third Friday of the NFL season. These use 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar. If you don’t have any, you can substitute 3/4 tsp baking powder. I didn’t chill the dough and they came out fine.

If you don’t want to do the spray glass in Pam, dip in sugar and slightly flatten cookies with sugar dipped glass, you can just slightly flatten them.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Cookie ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs water
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 3/4 tsp baking powder)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs and water. Add dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and roll into balls. Stagger on prepared cookie sheets. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with Pam and dip bottom of glass in sugar. Slightly flatten each cookie on sheet (you will have to repeat spraying of bottom of glass and dipping in sugar process). Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (no longer). Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Directions – blend butter and powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla. Frost cookies. Place in covered container and store in fridge.

Cookie monster!

Thank you for stopping by today. Wishing you a wonderful day! And I hope the Bills smash the Dolphins on sunday!

Frosted cake mix cookies topped with candy!

For Jerry’s birthday and Football Friday #2

I went simple for this treat, for my friend Jerry’s birthday and Football Friday #2 of the season. They are cake mix cookies, with chocolate frosting the topped with crushed heath Bars. You can use any cake mix flavor and candy!

  • Ingredients
  • 2 chocolate cake mixes
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs water

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. blend ingredients together. You may want to add an extra tbs or 2 of water, if you feel the dough is too dry. Line a baking sheet with nonstick baking liners. Scoop out 3 tbs of dough and form mounds. Stagger on prepared sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.

I ran out of chocolate frosting, so I whipped up vanilla frosting for 5 cookies!
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 2 tbs baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk
  • Finely crushed heath bars (I used a food processor for this. You could also put them in a large plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.)

Directions – combine butter, vanilla and cocoa. Blend in powdered sugar. Add milk. Frost cookies and top with crushed heath Bars (or other candy)

I get to be normal for a second straight sunday because the Bills don’t play until Monday night! I tease Rob that my Bills Fandom is the “sickness” part of the “in sickness and health” of the wedding vows. Go Bills!

Brownie cookies stuffed with tollhouse bars

Brownie cookies stuffed with tollhouse bars

I have made many batches of chocolate chip cookies stuffed with brownies, so I reversed it this time and stuffed a tollhouse bar in a brownie cookie. I didn’t chill the dough, so they came out a little flatter than I prefer, but I think my coworkers will still like them. You can use any chocolate chip cookie bar recipe (homemade or a mix) you want. I recommend my Congo bar recipe on my blog.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 batch congo/tollhouse bars, baked, completely cooled and cut into small squares.
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Water (if you feel dough is too dry, add a tbs or 2)

Directions – combine brownie mix, flour, oil and eggs. Add water if you feel dough is top dry. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and divide in half. Slightly flatten each half. Now, we assemble!

Place half of flattened dough on your countertop
Top with a tollhouse bar square
Top with remaining flattened dough piece
Completely cover tollhouse bar

Chill dough in fridge for a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on your sheet. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. Cool completely

This is how I stagger my cookies

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Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a squiggle

My squiggles need work!

This weekend’s treat request from my chief taste tester was a yellow cupcake with a fluff filling, chocolate frosting, and a squiggle. I can’t master the look of the squiggle like Hostess, so really mine is a long blobby of a line. I used jumbo cupcake liners because larger cupcakes are easier for me to fill with filling. I used fat free free yogurt. You can use another type of greek yogurt or sour cream,if you prefer

Reminder – preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, so it cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients for cupcakes
  • 1 cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cups Greek yogurt

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. line large muffin tins with large/jumbo cupcake liners. In a bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil. Blend in Greek yogurt. Mixture will be thick. Scoop out 1/2 cup of batter into lined muffin tins. (I used a large cupcake scoop from Bed, Bath and Beyond). Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in top comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.

  • Filling ingredients.
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Milk or cream
  • Blend butter and fluff. Mix in powdered sugar. Add enough milk (1 tsp at a time) to get desired consistency
  • Chocolate frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter soft
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Mix well. You may need to add more heavy cream or powdered sugar to get the consistency you want
  • Squiggle ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Heavy cream
  • Blend butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add cream, a tsp at a time, to get the consistency you want. It will be a little on the thicker side

Now the assembly!

Cut out a cone of cupcake, saving the cut out part
Fill with filling
Gently press cut out cone on top of filling
Frost (sweet Gracie is supervising)
Add your squiggle/blobby

Store finished cupcakes in a covered container.

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