Monday, June 25, 2012

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

If you're a fan of orange creamsicles you are going to LOVE these chewy citrus delights! So you're not a fan of orange creamsicles?? Well you are going to LOVE these chewy citrus delights. If you find that you do not like these cookies I would consider having your taste buds examined...something might be wrong with you! ;) So here's the simplest recipe that makes the best cookie you may ever put in your mouth. Okay I kinda like them. A LOT. 

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 tsp orange extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (about 2 oranges)
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg, orange extract and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. EAT!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

BEST Cupcakes EVER!


This is the BEST cake/cupcake recipe that I have used for years & it could not be easier!  You can switch the cake mix & pudding flavors to whatever you like...And the buttercream is my all time favorite for cakes, cupcakes, & cookies!

1 box devils food cake mix
1 small chocolate fudge pudding mix (dry)
¼ cup flour
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
4 eggs
1-8 0z. container sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in the order given
  3. Put cupcake liners in muffin tin
  4. Fill each liner about 2/3 full
  5. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched
  6. Let cool & frost
  7. DELISH!!! Yield:2 dozen cupcakes

    Buttercream Frosting
    ¾ cup butter, softened
    ¼ cup shortening
    ½ cup milk
    ¼ tsp salt
    1&1/2 tsp vanilla
    2 lbs powdered sugar
    Combine all ingredients to spreading consistency

    You can spread or pipe onto cupcakes but piping will use alot more frosting...but it's so cute!! ENJOY!