Friday, April 6, 2012

Day in the Kitchen Part II - the sweeter side..

With the little deviled eggs completed it was time to move on to the next project.  I still had some eggs and strawberry cake mix so our next project was to make little rabbit cakes and cup cakes.  The most fun is decorating them, or on second thought, the most fun is probably licking the beaters and the bowls!  I tend to be a messy baker so there is a lot of utensils the kids have to choose from!  I think the dog even was licking my leg because some frosting or something flew on me!

Nothing too fancy about these.  We just used the strawberry cake mix and premade frosting.  The trick with the frosting is to scoop it out of the container and take your mixer and mix it on high for a bit.  It makes it much fluffier, it is easer to spread, and because it gets air in it, it goes farther!

Our last creation was my spring take on the chocolate marshmallow cookies I made during Christmas time.  (any excuse to make those is a good one!)

Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
1/4 cup of oil
2 tbsp of water
1 egg
- Mix the above together and put on a greased cookie sheet (I spray foil with cooking spray and put the cookies on there) The smaller the scoop of cookie you put on the sheet the more guaranteed you are to get gooey marshmallow in each bite!
- Bake at 350 for 6 to 7 minutes
Instead of using a half of a marshmallow on the cookie I put a Peep on it instead!  I skipped the chocolate frosting on the top this time.  There was already enough chocolately and sugary gooey goodness going around!

Whew!
Nope, I can't take a good old roll of frozen dough and make chocolate cookies!  I have to try to make creations with multiple steps and massive messes!  My brother in law (who is an amazing chef by the way) always says that women don't make good chefs because they don't allow their kitchens to get really dirty as the bake or cook.  I must be one amazing chef as the entire family is covered in what I am working on! (even the dog!)

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