I’m a sucker for a sandwich. BLT, PB&J, cookie… I love them all. So when my family plans our Hanukkah party and says IF I want to bring dessert to go for it. I say YES and I’ll bring cookie sandwiches!
I broke out my fantastic cookie press (Hanukkah gift from my husband last year) and whipped up about 3 dozen vanilla spritz goodness with the recipe from this post.
For the center of my cookies, I opted for a mix of Nutella, melted chocolate and vanilla frosting. My favorite was definitely the Nutella.
For a little festive sparkle, I placed a dollop of either Nutella or vanilla frosting on the top and dipped in sugar.
If you don’t have a cookie press or don’t want to make spritz cookies, then just make a batch of sugar cookies. A simple rounded shape works best and you’ll be well on your way to cookie sandwich heaven.
What’s better than warm cozy sweat pants after a long day? Soft silky skin that smells like cinnamon sugar AND warm cozy sweat pants…
I hope you had a chance to try out this bright and cheery lemon sugar scrub from the spring. Now I highly suggest trying out this recipe for a scrub that will get you in mood for the upcoming holiday season.
1/3 cup almond oil
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/3 cup of raw sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Contents fit a 1/2 pint mason jar)
Like many other parents with young children, my husband and I live with a cookie monster. So in order to keep him happy but still provide a slightly healthy cookie option, I decided to whip up some oatmeal raisin cookies last weekend. I am proud to say he liked these cookies more than the ones my husband recently brought home from the amazing bakery in our neighborhood that’s been in business for over 54 years…
Here is the recipe. Pretty classic with the usual suspects: oats, raisins, butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, salt cinnamon and vanilla extract. The one thing I will say is that I ran out of baking soda so I used baking powder. I failed to realize that although it is OK to substitute baking powder when you need baking soda BUT you need to use 2 to 3 times more… So I think my cookies were a little less fluffy than they maybe could have been. Still tasty though.
Pancakes make me think of lazy weekends with family and friends. I have looked up tons of recipes in search of the best pancake. Here is what has become a stand-by for me:
1 cup flour
2 table spoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (or almond milk)
2 table spoons of melted butter (or margarine)
**Special ingredient: 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine wet ingredients then add dry.
- Oil (I like an oil spray) the pan and heat on medium.
- Pour batter to make 4 little pancakes.
- Watch for bubbles at about 2 minutes then flip.
The vanilla extract adds just a little something special but doesn’t over power that classic pancake taste. With practice, you can have a proud little pancake just like mine.
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