Today I spent the day baking and cooking. I think I sat down once while storking (making food for a new mom) my friend and cuddling her new tiny monkey. But I was so excited about how her lasagna turned out (it was the best-looking one I've ever made). So I decided to keep it going and bake some yummy goodness for the neighbors.
I started with this awesome Chocolate Toffee recipe.
After the toffee was in the freezer chilling I started on these delicious cookies that a coworker gave me the recipe for Icebox Cookies They are perfect for dipping into coffee and you can make them and keep them in the fridge and bake what you want when you need them.
I am so addicted to these cookies. They are so easy and so yummy.
Soften your butter and brown sugar together and then add your eggs. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients. Sift the dry mix into the wet mixture so there are no clumps. Then, mix in your nuts to fully incorporate them into the dough.
Get a piece of parchment paper and place the cookie dough onto it and shape it into a log. Using the parchment paper to shape it better and keep it together. Then, wrap it up and place it in the freezer to harden. What is so great about these cookies is that you can cut a few and bake them or you can make the whole batch. That is the beauty of icebox cookies. So if you want a couple for coffee one after noon you just cut and bake!
They are great if you are doing some entertaining. You can make them ahead of time and bake for a fresh snack.
After the Icebox Cookies, I started making my Buckeye Balls. Which is pretty much homemade Reese's cups with more peanut butter! by this time I was a complete mess from cooking all day. I have since invested in a great apron.
I had to get all of these goodies out of the house before Mark, Serenity and I ate everything in site! So we delivered them as soon as they were done. Everything turned out perfect though, I'm ready to open my bakery now…lol ok not really I would be huge if I worked in a bakery because you have to taste the thing you make!
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup nuts pecans or almonds finely chopped
- 3 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Soften Butter and cream together with brown sugar. Add eggs in.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and cream of tartar together and then sift into wet mixture.
- Add nuts and knead with hands, it will be too thick to mix with a spoon or rubber spatula.
- Shape and roll into log, and chill
- When you're ready to make the cookies, just cut the amount that you want and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden.