Monday, April 23, 2012

Sugar Cookie Bars

This little beauty is our favorite! I'm bringing this recipe to the forefront again due to it's popularity. AND It's all I can do to stop myself from making more.....

This scrumptious delight combines all I love and try to duplicate in a sugar cookie; thick cookie, moist and chewy and a great tasting dough -  Pair this with your favorite frosting and it's perfection!
1 cup shortening or butter
2 c sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 T vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
4 c flour

Grease jelly roll pan, preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients and spread evenly in pan. Bake for 15-16 minutes until slightly browned
Wait till mostly cooled and spread with your favorite frosting.

I was in a hurry so used a can of whipped cream cheese frosting, added a tsp of almond flavoring, and colored it to my son's request. (blue!) and added sprinkles.

 I like shortening better than butter for a more "chewy" texture instead of "cakey" These are fast and easy, and always popular! Yum!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Chocolate Marshmallow Pudding Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Crock Pot Pudding Cake

Okay folks, I've made this twice now with rave reviews!  Warm, gooey pudding cake with just the right ammount of sweetness.  Enjoy!!

Pic fro,m and recipe adapted from Bless this Food

You Need:

1 package chocolate cake mix
1 small package chocolate instant pudding mix
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups milk, divided
1 small package chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels


1. Beat cake mix, next 5 ingredients, and 1 1/4 cups milk at medium speed with an electric mixer  2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour batter into a lightly greased 4-qt. slow cooker.

2. Cook 2 cups milk and pudding mix in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often untill boiling.
3. Pour cook-and-serve pudding over batter.

4.  Cover and cook on LOW 2 1/2 hours. Check for cake like texture on top; Then it it done.
5. Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle cake with  marshmallows and chocolate morsels. Let stand 15 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly melted.

Serve warm with ice cream if desired