July is almost over, and here in Texas, I am melting. I know summertime is not usually equivalent to baking time, but I have so much more time to make the most unconventional desserts in the summer!
This month so far, I have been pretty busy. I went to a wedding this past weekend, which was definitely interesting. South Asian weddings are pretty insane. There are so many people, lots of food, and timing is always off. For example, if the invitation says to come at eight o’clock, many people don’t show up until ten o’clock. I am very punctual, so tardiness annoys me– a lot. I will share some pictures soon! 🙂
Anyway, I wanted to make a fun and easy dessert. Easy to me is something that needs a couple of ingredients, but not lots of time. I love cheesecake and elaborate cakes, but summertime will slip by, so making easy desserts allows me to spend time with my family (and, well, have an amazing dessert close by 😉 )
I have also been writing on The Odyssey Online, so feel free to check out my non-baking writing: here.
On to the cookies– I mean, sandwiches– wait, I mean, sandwich cookies. 🙂
YIELD: 12-16 cookies (6-8 sandwiches) PREP TIME: 15 minutes
BAKING TIME: 12-15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 27-30 minutes
- White cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup sprinkles
- Pre-made vanilla frosting
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix eggs, oil, and cake mix. Add 1/2 cup of sprinkles (or desired amount).
- Scoop cookies onto cookie sheet, and allow to bake until the bottoms have cooked completely (note: they bake fast).
- Allow cookies to cool, while doing so, mix sprinkles vanilla frosting. Scoop frosting into a zip lock bag with desired tip (or no tip).
- Once cookies have cooled, create a sandwich with the two sprinkled cookies and frosting.
- You may use your own frosting recipe, but I used a Betty Crocker can.
- Use any sprinkles you want; you can even do a theme.
- Recipe inspired from here.
Hi, friends! So… Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, which means half-priced candy. Just kidding, not really. My Dad’s birthday is on V Day, so we don’t really celebrate “love” instead we celebrate, well, my Dad. But that didn’t stop me from baking these adorable cookies. These cookies are perfect for you lover or yourself (I mean, let’s face it, I am my own Valentine). 🙂 Anyway, no matter what you’re doing for V Day you should definitely start with these cookies (they’re super easy to make).
YIELD: 1 dozen PREP TIME: 10 minutes
BAKE TIME: 11 minutes TOTAL TIME: 21 minutes
- Chocolate chip cookie dough (I used my favorite one)
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- Preheat oven according to recipe.
- Prepare cookie dough.
- Add food coloring, and mix until color is combined.
- Roll out dough and shape hearts (or keep in circles).
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and smile at your cookies.
- You can use your favorite cookie dough recipe (even pre made).
- You use different colors (blue, pink, etc.).
I hope your weekend is full of happiness. Remember you don’t need a lover to have a good Valentine’s Day. Who said you can’t indulge in cookies, ice cream, and romcoms?
With thanksgiving around the corner (I can’t believe it’s November) and the holiday season upon us, I’m so hyped. I love the winter because of all the happiness is the air (and the cold, I love sweater weather). This pie is exactly what it’s called “Candy Cookie Pie,” an abundance of candy, chocolate chip cookie dough, and a pie crust. This dessert is perfect for the kids table during the holidays (the adults table will be so jealous 😛 ). Also, if you still have Halloween candy left over, then this is the dessert for you.
YIELD: 1 pie PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
- 1 Oreo pie crust
- 1 roll chocolate chip cookie dough (homemade or store-brought)
- 1 pack m&m candies
- 1 Kit Kat, chopped
- 1 Twix, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Put/spread cookie dough into pie crust.
- Place candy on top.
- Put pie into oven for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool and enjoy! (I recommend having ice cream as a side 😀 )
- I made my own Oreo crust, but you can buy a pre made one.
- I took the easy way out, and used store-brought cookie dough.
- You can use any type of candy, however, I would advise to stay away from any gummy candies! Also, I would stay in the chocolate spectrum- peanut butter cups, milk way, rolos, ect.
What are you most excited about for the winter? And if you have Black Friday are you planning on shopping?
I’m excited for colder weather! And the possibility of snow, here in Texas the weather is capricious, so when it snows it’s totally unexpected! As for Black Friday, I plan on staying home and baking or watching a movie… it’s crazy what people will do for a sale.
Happy baking! ❤