3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


A blogger and youtuber that I absolutely love, is Gemma from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. She comes up with the coolest recipes including microwavable breakfast, lunches, dinner and lets not forget dessert. She also wrote about this recipe for 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. I thought I would give it a try.

The things you will need are:

1 cup of peanut butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

Mixing bowl

Mixing utensil

Ice cream scoop


First, you will need to pre-heat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. You will also need to spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper. In your mixing bowl add the sugar, peanut butter, and egg together. Mix until combined. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. They do spread out in the oven, so I would recommend you leave a little bit of space between each ball. You can use your hands to make the balls ball of dough, but I found that the dough was not dry enough for you to touch without getting dirty. A general peanut butter cookies has the criss-cross pattern on it, so grab a fork and push the fork down vertically. Then pick it up and push it down horizontally. At this stage your cookies should look like this:

Place the baking sheet into the heated oven for about 15-20 minutes. I cooked mine for 15 minutes and they were a little brown on the bottom, so I would recommend cooking them for a less time.

When the cookies come out they are quite soft, so I do think you should let them cool for about 5 minutes before you move them. Ta-da! 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies works and are quite delicious. They are pretty sweet, so you can cut down the sugar content a little. To check out Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking click here. This recipe is super quick and easy if you are craving a sweet treat. 😉


Love,

LibLou

 

Cookies n’ Cream Popsicle’s

School’s out and Summer is in. As much as I am happy that I can sit around and watch TV throughout the day, I still find myself to become quite bored. In the GA heat it can become pretty hot. So, what’s better than a nice popsicle?

I don’t know about you but one of my absolute favorite treats is cookies n’ cream anything. Today I am going to show you how to make a cookies n’ cream Popsicle. This popsicle is inspired by a Buzzfeed video I saw on social media.


To make the delicious treat shown above, you will need:

Popsicle mold

Oreo’s

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

7 oz of  sweet and condensed milk

1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla

First, you will need to take about 15 oreo’s and separate the inside from the cookie. I used a knife to slide off the filling. Next, you need to crush the cookie part of the Oreo. These are going into the popsicle molds later, so you can make them fine or not. But, consider the fact that with Oreo chunks, it will be harder to put the mixture into the mold, and to put the tops on. I did mine in chunks, but I wish I had crushed them finer. I used the same knife from before to make the chunks.


Next, add 1 cup of heavy cream into the  mixing bowl that also has the inside of the oreos. Along with that, add the 7 oz of sweet and condensed milk and the 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla. Beat this with a mixer and its whisk attachment until your mixture is medium peaks or looks like this:

Medium peaks mean that when you raise your mixer out of the bowl, the peak top will fall over slightly, as shown in the picture. The peak is not stiff, meaning it stands upright, but is not soft, meaning it falls out of shape almost immediately. This peak does slightly fall, but still holds the shape of a peak.

Lastly, you need to fold in the crushed Oreos from earlier into the mixture. Fill you popsicle molds up and set in the freezer for at least 6 hours. I would recommend to use a spoon or knife to help you fill the molds. It is not a runny liquid so you will need to use a utensil to help get it in. This is what mine looked like after filling up the molds:

When they are done, you might need for run the mold under some hot water to help release the yummy popsicles! You are left with a delicious treat that will cool you down from the heat!

Love,

LibLou ❤

Snacks for Your Pooch

We hear about delicious treats made for you and your family, however, have you heard about the delicious treats your dogs can eat? Today, you are going to witness two dog friendly snacks that will get the happy pooches drooling for more!

To see the list of human foods your dog CAN eat, please click here. To see the list of human foods your dog SHOULD NOT eat, please click here. Just a little word of advice, before you feed your dog a food you are not sure is safe for them, you should always check the internet first.

The first dog snack is yogurt and strawberries. I gathered some Greek yogurt and cut up a few strawberries into cubes. Then, I put the ingredients into the dog bowls and let them eat!


The next treat is apples and peanut butter. Once again, I got some smooth peanut butter   and added a few apple slices to the peanut butter. Then let the pups eat!


If you plan on making these easy treats for your pup, please check out the websites about what your dog can and cannot eat, listed above. These will help you know the restrictions to using some of the foods, especially with apples. If you noticed, strawberries are not on the list of foods your dog CAN eat, but if you look it up, it is said that they can. To read about strawberries and whether they are okay for dogs, please click here. Once again, for the safety of your pet please read all of the websites I have listed. I hope your dog enjoys these treats as much as mine did!

Love,

LibLou ❤

 

Almond Flour Cupcakes

I am going to share a delicious cupcake recipe that will have you going crazy for more.

So, this idea for almond flour cupcakes came from the science fair project I did this year. (It’s going to the state judging!) But I was trying to figure out whether different types of flours affected cupcake mass, and one of my flours was almond. The other two were all purpose and coconut.


 Personally, I thought the coconut was disgusting and wayyyyy too dry. On the other hand, almond flour was sweet, moist, and absolutely delicious! To make these you will need:

2/3  cup of unsalted butter, room temperture

3/4  cup of sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup of almond flour

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
All of these ingredients you should be able to find at your local grocery store, I used Kroger. For the almond flour try looking in the organic, healthy food sections of your store.

First, let me tell you a little about almond flour. When working with it, it generally needs more eggs. This flour also has a lot of nutrients and minimal carbs. Almonds themselves are technically a “superfood,” meaning it is great for your health.

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once that is done you need to add your butter and sugar into your stand mixer, or if you are using a hand mixer, a large bowl. Mix these together until light and fluffy or at least 1 minute.

Next,  you add your eggs. Now, when I made these cupcakes, I added the eggs all at once and since it was science fair, I couldn’t change what I was doing. But if you want to add them one at a time, you can.

Lastly, you need to add your almond flour. I added the flour 1/2 a cup at a time, mixing for about 15 seconds between each addition. You do not want to over mix. As they all say mix until just combined. On the last addition add your teaspoon of vanilla and your batter is done!

Scoop your batter into your pan that is sprayed and lined. I do recommend putting spray, just a little, into the liner so that the batter does not stick to the liner. Place into the oven and bake for about 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.

Then you can frost them or eat them plain, trust me they are great either way. 😉

This recipe is sure to spread joy around your home!

Love,

LibLou ❤

sprinkles cake

Sprinkles Cake

Okay so, a long time ago my mom got a review copy of this book online called Sweetapolia Bakebook. She got the book for me because she was going to write a review about it. Well months later we hadn’t done the review yet, so when I had to bake a cake for a party mom thought, “Why not just do one of the recipes in the book?” So that is how I ended up making this cake!

Okay I admit I cheated on this one… I used a box mix, but only because we didn’t have enough cake flour and we had one of the boxes laying around. But you will need some cake batter of your choice, food dye, in the colors Pink, Orange, Blue, Turquoise, Purple, and Green, some frosting of your choice, and assorted sprinkles. Now I will say since I am a newer baker I did not have these colors of food dye laying around, so the trip to get supplies was a bit expensive.

sprinkles cake

Now you need to divide your batter into 6 bowls and dye them the colors listed above. Then you need to bake each colored cake for about 10-12 minutes because the layers of cake should be a bit thin. Let the cakes cool for about 10 minutes in the pans and then change over to a wire rack until completely cooled.

sprinkles cake

Once your cakes are all baked and cooled, you want to frost them. In the book she used turquoise frosting, so that is what I did, but I did not do as deep of a color turquoise, but don’t dye your frosting yet! I am using buttercream, so the frosting’s original color is white. Take the purple layer and put on the uncolored buttercream. Do the same next in this order on the blue, green, pink, orange, and turquoise layers. After that dye your frosting turquoise and frost the whole cake with that frosting. Put this in the fridge for about 15 minutes just so the frosting will firm up a little bit.

sprinkles cake

Now take all your sprinkles and mix them together. Once they are all mixed cover your cake with the sprinkles.

sprinkles cake

Voila! Now you are done with your cake. I just add the heart because I had some leftover frosting.

sprinkles cake

Since this cake was being bidden on, the person who won it, ate this cake for Breakfast!!! 😉

Love,

LibLou ❤

Grandaddy's birthday cake

Strawberry Sparkle Cake for Grandaddy’s Birthday

This week it was my Grandaddy’s birthday, and we invited him over for dinner.

What’s a birthday dinner without dessert?!?

I have also recently been watching Pioneer Woman.  I decided to do the Strawberry Sparkle Cake from Pioneer Woman.

We skipped a step, and just decided to get a box of angels food cake mix. We used a bunt pan. After making the cake from the mix, we had to turn the cake upside down to cool, and we used a Cream Soda bottle to do this.

The next day, we had to “edit” the cake. You need to cut a 1 inch round slice of the cake of from the top. Then you need to cut 1 inch from the inside circle, and 1 inch from the outside of the cake. You are making a trench so, don’t cut all the way to the bottom of the cake either. Next reach your fingers in there and start to pull the cake out.

strawberry sparkle cake

Then, we got out our Strawberry Jello and frozen strawberries. The website said that we needed 2 1/2 cups of water for 3 ounces of jello. The website was wrong! On the show, which is on Netflix, Pioneer Woman said only 2 cups of water. My mom and I doubled the recipe, because we had a 6 ounce package of jello. So, we put in 5 cups of boiling water with the jello and sliced frozen strawberries. Guess what? The jello was very liquidy and wouldn’t start to thicken. I apologize for the confusing math. Finally, we added some another pack of jello mix and used a slotted spoon to add the strawberries into the trench.

pioneer woman strawberry sparkle cake

strawberry sparkle cake

Put the ring you cut of back on top of the cake, and cover the whole thing in whipped cream, my moms favorite part!

.Strawberry Sparkle Cake

Grandaddy's birthday cake

This is the finished product. We added some raspberries on the top instead of strawberries.

Hopefully, Grandaddy and you will enjoy the cake.

Love,

LibLou