Friday, November 9, 2007

Pine Cone Upgrade

Pine Cone Cakes

Every guest gets their own individual cake.
1. With an oval cookie cutter, cut eight ovals from the cake (or cut ovals freehand using a paring knife). Trim ovals to resemble real pine cones, creating the pointed tip on one end and a rounded base on the other; round off corners and top with the knife so that each little cake further takes on a pine cone shape.

2. Once cakes are frosted, arrange sliced almonds to look like the scales of a pine cone: Starting at the base, set almond slices at an angle and with pointy ends facing outward in a spiral pattern. Decorate row by row, overlapping slices slightly. Cover entire surface. For snow-covered pine cones, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies

Yummy Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Makes 3 1/2 dozen

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Friday, November 2, 2007

Coffee Delight

Coffee Crisps....

Coffee crystals actually go into these cookies, satisfying your coffee and cookie cravings at the same time...!!!!

ENJOY !!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Oh My Apple Tarts

All I have to say is ....YUM !!! This looks fabulous and I want to eat it right now. You ever wanted to eat something but wish you could skip the part of cooking it ?!!!!