Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sugar Cookies to die for!!!!

I LOVE iced sugar cookies! I can eat my weight in these cookies and let me tell you, that is a LOT of sugar cookies. :) This recipe's trick is to make sure you leave the dough in the fridge overnight and then roll it out. I make this recipe every holiday for the kiddos, ya right, the kiddos. This will be one of your favorites too. Make some for Halloween and surprise your little ghouls. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 1/2 cups butter-room temperature
2 t vanilla
4 eggs-I use free range
5 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup powder sugar
1 t salt
2 t baking powder-I use Rumsford

Cream butter, sugars, salt, and eggs until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well. Add your last 3 cups of flour and your baking powder and mix until all come together. Place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch and cutout with desired cookie cutters. Bake at 350' for 8 minutes. They will look a little soft when you take them out but will crisp up nicely as they cool. Ice with butter cream, my favorite, or royal icing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I am addicited to Pinterest and I am NOT ashamed...... Maybe I should be.... But I am not! A friend of mine pinned this recipe and I thought I would try it. I changed it a little here and there. This is so easy to make in the morning and is good reheated in the microwave for these cold February afternoons on Beaty's Creek. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


3 cups flour
1 t salt
1 cup sugar
4 t. baking powder
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 eggs
2 vanilla beans-scraped
1/2 cup butter-melted

1 cup butter-softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 T cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Potato Cake

Sean's Aunt gave us some sweet potatoes from her garden the other day. I love sweet potatoes baked, mashed or fried. I decided to try out a new recipe and make these babies into a cake. They smelled so good baking that they almost did not make it to the cake. Raine at one time loved sweet potatoes, but now has decided the she doesn't...Good, more for me haha..... The cake on the other hand was a favorite! Make this for Thanksgiving and you are sure to be the most talked about cook, in a good way too. This is What's Cookin on this COLD Fall morning.


1 cup butter-room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 t cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
16 ounces sour cream
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato-2 medium sweet potatoes
1 vanilla bean
3 cups flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg

Sift your dry ingredients and set them to the side. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients together and blend well. Now pour into a greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350' for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 1 hour, my oven took the extra 15 but yours may not. Ice when completely cool with the following icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
2 package full fat cream cheese-softened to room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
2 vanilla beans scraped
3 T milk

Mix cream cheese until smooth. Now add in your vanilla bean scrapings, and powder sugar. Beat until smooth. Now add in milk a T at a time until it is smooth hand easy to pour. Now pour over cooled cake and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Oreo Truffles

I am probably the only person in America that has not heard of Oreo Truffles. A friend of mine, thanks Sal, told me about these and boy am I glad she did. They are easy to make and a crowd pleaser. I made them for a class party that Raven has been working with in our local school and they were a big hit. Of course all of those folks have probably had them before haha. They were just too kind to say so. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

1 box of Oreo Cookies
1 package Cream Cheese-softened to room temperature
2 lb. white chocolate
1 T Canola oil

Place Oreo cookies in your food presser and whirl away. Next pour Oreo crumbs in a bowl and mix very well with cream cheese. Now place bowl covered in the fridge for 1 hour. Now is the time to get going. I scooped out about 1-1 1/2 T of the mixture and then formed that into balls and placed the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue making the balls until you have none left. Now place balls, covered, overnight in the freezer. Before taking them out of the freezer, melt white chocolate with 1 T of canola oil in a double boiler. Stir when melted until very smooth. Dip balls one at a time in the white chocolate and then place back on parchment paper. Place on a pretty tray and serve.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Funnel Cakes

We love funnel cakes in the Feather household and I have made them for many years. They are actually one of the first things I ever made as a child. I'll make them as a treat and this usually happens during the cold weather months. Healthy huh?? My kiddos think that these are so cool because they are made with an actual funnel. Of course they watch, the oil is way too hot, and they sprinkle the heck out of them with powdered sugar...Yummy! I know some people like fruit topping but why mess a good thing up with something healthy? hee hee... This is What's Cookin on this cold with lots of snow predicted day on Beaty's Creek.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 1/4 cups milk
2 eggs
Canola Oil
2 cups powder sugar
Funnel and wire sifter

Mix with a whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together into a large bowl. Mix in milk and eggs and stir until all mixed together. Pour oil into a deep cast iron skillet. I put about 3 inches of oil in my pan and it works very well. Heat over medium heat until a bit of the batter sizzles when you drop it in. Now pour 1 cup of batter into your funnel, but first place your finger over the hole. Hold funnel over your hot oil and move quickly in a circular motion with your funnel open. Cook until golden brown on one side and then flip and cook until the other side is golden also. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate and sift powder sugar over the funnel cake. Eat while hot!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Bon Bons AKA Buckeyes

I've never had a Buckeye candy but if they taste like this, don't pass on them. This recipe is really easy and tasty also. That is a plus this time of year with time being in short supply. These Bon Bons would make a great teacher gift when placed in a beautiful candy tin or basket. My mother was in absolute heaven when she ate these, she is a peanut butter freak. She even eats it on ice-cream for goodness sakes. Give this recipe a try during your Christmas baking frenzy. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this cold morning.


2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter-softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 T shortening

Mix peanut butter and butter in your Kitchen Aid mixer until creamy. Now mix in powdered sugar until mixture holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet that will fit in your freezer. Freeze for 1 hour.

Melt both chocolate chips and shortening in medium bowl and heat on HIGH for 1 minute stir well. You may have to heat 10-15 seconds more. Just heat until they melt and can be stirred smooth.

Now dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick, leaving a small portion of the center uncovered. Let extra chocolate drip off and then place back on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in fridge until chocolate is set. Store in covered container in the refrigerator. I left mine on the table in a pretty candy dish and the kiddos loved them!