I told you I’m a sprinkles addict…
Check out these amazing recipes that have gone straight to my Pinterest board! Be sure to click on the links to get every detail on how to make your own! I think I will devote a special board just to sprinkles/funfetti :)
Funfetti Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (recipe here):
Funfetti Cake Batter Blondies (recipe here):
Birthday Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls (recipe here):
Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream (recipe here):
Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake (recipe here):
For date night this week, I plan on making one of these recipes! But I just can’t decide!!! Which one would you pick? I’ll let you know which one I end up making later :)
Have a beautiful Tuesday!
Hmm, so I couldn’t decide which one to post first for my three-part date night series, so after going through pics these stood out! Obviously…
On days when I’m not craving red velvet (I love me my red velvet!), funfetti cupcakes are my second indulgence. I love sprinkles! And no, it’s not that little cupcakery in Bev. Hills that I’m always
talking to death raving about.
My mind is always in a million other places when I blog, le sigh… But back to my point! I have a huge sprinkle obsession! There’s just something about biting into a cake and seeing specs of colorful sprinkles all throughout, it. just. makes. me. smile, period.
I hate leaving you in suspense, so without further ado, my-go-to-ultra-top-secret-cupcake-recipe-that-everything-loves-and-everyone-believes-I-slaved-all-day-in-a-hot-kitchen-baking (ie, best baking shortcut ever!), keep on reading…
I know what you’re thinking… Are they really soft? And are they really super soft?
Honestly, those are the types of questions that run through my mind when I see some slap the word “soft” in front of cookie. But trust me, these really are soft!!! Like cakey soft! The best soft cookie ever! And they hold up really well afterwards (ie. still super soft!), only if you’re able to not eat them all after the first 2 days :)
I googled quite a bit of recipes before I stumbled on this one, and just fell in love with it! I loved how all the ingredients listed in the recipe, I already had (expect the flour but that’s no biggie because I was going to the store anyways :)! And it has nutmeg and that made me super happy because I have a bottle of nutmeg that has barely been touched, and I didn’t have to splurge on a bottle of cream of tartar which I don’t really know what it can be used for other than sugar/snickerdoodle cookies… So if anyone knows, please do let me know! I need to be educated :)
By no means am I a baking expert, but I think what makes these cookies cakey soft is that you use eggs rather than cream of tartar which is typically used in traditional snickerdoodles.
Typical list of dry ingredients include: flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt…
and the wet ingredients include melted butter, eggs and a splash of vanilla extract.
I am mad at myself. I love my little blog here, and I love the food blogging community! Everyone is so talented and creative, I wish I had half the talent, ingenuity, skill, and creativity as you guys out there! Sigh…
Welp, I apologize for not blogging as much as I have been but these past few months have been super chaotic! I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out why below… :)
Here’s a photo diary of what I’ve been up to recently…
Sometimes, it’s fun to smart the morning off with a little sip of wine (or I’ve dubbed them “wine shots” lol), a two-day old chocolate chip blondie, and probably the best vegan soy drink ever! If you haven’t already, try VitaSoy! It’s all-natural, high in protein, and best of all no dairy!
After my super healthy breakfast (haha, not really!), I made my favorite purchase of the year…
After that, we made an impromptu trip to LA and spent the day with his family. They feed me so well, I left with a belly full of tacos! Eeek, I ate 4 tacos! And then my boyfriend surprised with a late-night rainy trip to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. I finally got to see the cupcake ATM!
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to use the ATM machine but I did have fun waiting in line and drooling over all the yummy cupcakes on display…
On the way back, we found this…
But noshed on this instead…
Hmmm so many choices!! Which one is your fave?
And our nights ended with a scary movie marathon!
Hope everyone’s having a wonderful week!
ps, i’m now obsessed with Instagramming and tweeting all my recent eats! please follow me on twitter @shecooksheeats :)
UPDATE: These are still so soft and good the day after :)
My first attempt at blondies!
What are blondies? I’m not quite sure… Word on the interwebs is that they are blonde brownies sans chocolate. I don’t think these in particular taste like a brownie, but more like a cookie!! These chocolate chip blondies are very chewy, moist, and soft! What I love about these is that they are very easy to prepare (only one bowl!) and takes 20 minutes, which means straight from bowl to oven to my belly! :)
The only thing I would do differently next time is to double the recipe because they weren’t as thick as I expected (and I did use a small pan). Note: in the above and below pic, I stacked two blondies together to get the desired thickness I wanted for photo purposes but they are half the thickness in person…
Growing up, one of my favorite things about Easter were the egg hunts!! I loved dying, painting, and drawing on the eggs! My favorite patterns were tie-dye eggs in bright neon colors! Oh, those were the days sigh…
Check out these egg-citing creations from across the www…
Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs (recipe here):
Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles (recipe here):
Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs (recipe here):