Hey my sweet friend!
I wanted to make this new lifestyle section of the blog because these are crazy times, And I wanted to let you guys in on my life. Believe it or not baking is not the only thing I do during my days.
So for the first post in the section I wanted to tell you guys how we are having fun and yet still feeling productive during this Quarantine/self distancing time.
I chose this aa the first post because I have a lot of friends that are moms as well, and they are having a hard time trying to keep themselves busy with their kids at home all day. So here are some ideas that we use here in our family every day to stay happy and productive.
So let’s get to it!
It’s March of 2020 and we are all quarantined in our homes due to the COVID-19 virus.
It’s one of the first times in my lifetime that we’ve had to quarantine and have everything close, including; theaters, restaurants, gyms, churches, stores, malls and pretty much everything else you can think of..
With all of the crazy and scary times we are facing, we thought that it would be a fun idea to team up with one of my favorite Utah companies, ALBION FIT, to bring you a pretend at home cooking show (Jennifer garner style) and make some cookies to lighten up all of the stresses we are going thru.
So today we are going to be giving a demo in our kitchen as well as share the delicious recipe. Ready to make some cookies?!? Let’s go!
1/2 C Butter (soft but chilled)
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C Light Brown Sugar
1/2 C Creamy Jiff Peanut Butter
1 Lg Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
1 C All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 C Instant Oats
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 C Mini M&M’s
1/2 C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIES:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. prep baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
3. Cream butter and sugar in the mixer for 2 to 3 minutes or until creamy and fluffy.
4. Add peanut butter and mix until combined.
5. Add egg and vanilla and mix until completely Incorporated.
6. in a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder. baking soda, salt and Oats.
7. Add the dry ingredients to your mixer, mix until combined.
8. Once it is all combined, mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms. Do not over mix.
9. Take your mixing bowl off of the stand, and make balls out of the dough that are 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
10. Once all of the dough is in balls, put in fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours.
11. Once dough is completely chilled, place on baking mat and space them 1 to 2 inches apart.
12. Place one pan in the oven at a time and bake for:
11 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake.
13. After done, take out of oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes.
14. Now go and enjoy your delicious cookies!!
The BTS Cake was the first cake I ever fully enjoyed at a very young age. And yes, I savored every bite. The chocolate cake, the ooey, gooey drizzle of the caramel and sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream and the Skor bars in every bite was something only in dreams. Little did I know it was such an easy and fun cake to make.
So that is why I’m wanting to share with you my recipe for the most delicious BTS cake ever! It is so easy, fool proof and always turns out delicious.
So get out your mixer and bake with me!
I n g r e d i e n t s:
1 1/2 C SIFTED FLOUR
1 1/2 TSP BAKING POWDER
1/4 TSP SALT
1/4 C COFFEE
1/2 C BUTTER (SOFTENED)
1 C SUGAR
2 LARGE EGGS
1/2 TSP CLEAR VANILLA
1 can SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
4 SKOR BARS (crushed)
1/2 C OF HERSHEYS “SPECIAL DARK COCOA”
1/2 C of MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1/2 C of GHIRADELLI MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1/2 C WHOLE MILK
1/4 C SWEETENED AND CONDENCED MILK
b a k i n g instructions:
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES F.
LIGHTLY COAT PANS WITH BAKING SPRAY.
SIFT FLOUR, POWDER, AND SALT INTO A LARGE MIXING BOWL.
BEAT BUTTER IN AN ELECTRIC MIXER. BEAT IN SUGAR. CREAM TOGETHER.
MIX IN EGGS ONE AT A TIME.
ADD THE VANILLA & MILK. BEAT ON MED/HIGH.
ADD IN THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS ONE KIND AT A TIME. COMBINE COMPLETELY.
POUR BATTER INTO THE PREPARED PAN & BAKE FOR 30-35 MINUTES. (MAY TAKE LONGER DEPENDING ON OVEN AND CAKE SIZE.
THIS BATTER SHOULD MAKE 2- 8" CAKE PANS.
COOL CAKE FOR 15-30 MINUTES.
AFTER THE OVEN:
PUT SINGLE LAYERS ON CAKE BOARDS. FREEZE FOR 1-4. HRS. FILL WITH DESIRED FROSTING OR FILLING. CRUMB COAT LAYER.
FREEZE AGAIN FOR 1-2 HRS. DECORATE.
To make the Chocolate Cake BTS style:
Poke holes in the cake all around the edges and center.
this helps the milk and caramel sink in to the cake to create an ever so delicious surprise when you bite in.
We now add on sweetened & Condensed milk.
Spread it so it gets completely combined and starts sinking in to the holes.
To bring this cake together; we make Homemade whipped cream and top it off with Skor Bar.