Monday Must-Haves! Kitchen Edition

Even when I don’t need stuff for the kitchen (as if!), I am always scanning the kitchen section of every department store + online. These are just a few of the things that I have on my wishlist or already own.

Beak the Clock Kitchen Timer via ModCloth – this little guy is soo adorable! Hands down the cutest kitchen timer I’ve seen.


If You Can’t Stand the Hoot Pot Holder via ModCloth – I’m in love with owl prints lately. Currently out of stock, otherwise I’d definitely own some by now!


Bite + Early Mug via ModCloth – I’m pretty sure there is nothing cooler than drinking your coffee/tea all calm in the morning, next thing you know…. SHARK! Let me think… nope, nothing cooler.



Matryoshkas Measuring Cups via Perpetual Kid – I bought these a few weeks ago + I love them. They are useful + cute to look at!


The Ex Voodoo Knife Set in Black via Perpetual Kid – One of the best knife blocks I’ve owned. It isn’t just a novelty set, these blades are sharp + do a great job.


What’s on your kitchen wishlist?


Spice Cake Sandwich Cookies

Even though cake has its place, I just don’t like making them. We aren’t big dessert eaters in our house + every time we bake a cake, 90% of it gets thrown out. Cookies on the other hand… they give you the option to eat a few and give away a ton!

I wanted to try out my favorite cake, spice cake, via a cookie format. Nothing makes your house smell good like spice cake.

Spice Cake Sandwich Cookies

  • 1 box Spice Cake mix
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer or large bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs, + shortening until all cake mix is integrated. I used the mixer paddle on setting 2 for 3 minutes.

Your dough will be thick. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper + roll the dough into balls approx. the size of ping pong balls. You can always make bigger cookies if you want. Put in the oven and set your timer for 8 mins.


Once removed from the oven, let the cookies cool on the sheet pan for 2 minutes, then you can transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


While the cookies are cooling, place the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract + powdered sugar in your mixing bowl + blend together. I did mine in the stand mixer with the paddle attachment for 4 minutes.

Spread the filling onto the flat side of one cookie + sandwich with another. Makes approximately 24 sandwich cookies.