Weekends Were Made For…

Seeing my husband for our first 24 hours together married / Snuggles on the couch / Trying a new recipe / Sharing White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (recipe to come soon) / Finishing Baby’s Sleep Sack / Sunday Brunch

~katie

Recipe Roundup

Cooking is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Here is another roundup of some of my favorite recipes!

 

Nutella Sandwich Cookies via A Beautiful Mess

 

Blueberry Bagels via Food Coma

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies via Food Network Magazine

 

Double Chocolate Cookies with a Peppermint Patty Surprise via Rachael Ray Magazine

 

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Ginger Cookies via Rachael Ray Magazine

 

Spent Beer Grain Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via Draft Magazine

 

That is it for this week! Give them a try to see if you like them.

~katie

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.

 

Enjoy!

~katie