How to Make Wedding Cookies

Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Pecan Cookies are some of the names these cookies go by but what ever you call them, they’re delicious!  This picture captures them as a rolled dough ball, a baked cookie, and the final product, a rolled twice in powdered sugar Wedding Cookie.  Take one bite of these pecan filled, crunchy, buttery cookies and you’ll be hooked.

These were a staple at my house at Christmas time and they look and tastes as good now as they did back then.  Making cookies is a wonderful tradition to share with your family and pass on from generation to generation.  I hope you’ll make these cookies and enjoy them as much as we do.

The cookie dough after all the ingredients have been mixed in.

The rolled dough balls ready to pop in the oven.

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Holiday Lace Cookies

Make ’em, bake ’em, peel ’em and eat ’em.  These holiday Lace Cookies bake on foil and they’re so thin you have to peel them off to eat them. They’re crispy, crunchy, wafer thin bites laced with oatmeal and chopped pecans.  Surely this must be a Southern cookie.

These are so easy to make you don’t even need a mixer. One bowl and a spoon for stirring is all it takes.  The hard part is trying to stop eating them and I’m still working on that!

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Get The Winning Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake won three out of five awards at the 1st Annual Chocolate Pink Cupcake contest.  Atlanta Food Bloggers judged it Best Presentation, Best Flavor and Best Overall Cupcake.  A peanut butter cupcake is topped with rich chocolate ganache frosting, topped again with a creamy soft peanut butter buttercream frosting, and garnished with a peanut and a piece of chocolate. Every bite is a taste sensation and reminds you of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, only better.  OMG.

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Chocolate Pink Cupcake Contest

Can you spot the winner?  Recently the Atlanta Food Bloggers were invited to judge a cupcake contest at Chocolate Pink, an Atlanta boutique dessert cafe.  Maybe you’ve seen this super cute place on the Real Housewives of Atlanta when one of the ladies booked the party room upstairs for her daughter’s birthday.  We didn’t have nearly the drama, but we had a great time sampling their spectacular cupcakes and deciding which ones we liked best.

Eight cupcakes were judged in five different categories and one cupcake won three out of the five awards!   Chocolate Peanut Butter was the big winner mostly because it tasted like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup but in cupcake speak, it was a moist peanut butter cupcake topped with two frostings, chocolate ganache and peanut butter butter cream garnished with a slice of chocolate and a peanut.  Run, don’t walk to Chocolate Pink to try this cupcake!

Check back for my next blog post and I’ll feature the recipe for the winning cupcake, Chocolate Peanut Butter.

How To Make Mrs. Reynolds Rolls

Lighter than air, screamin’ for butter, and melt in your mouth good; these are Mrs. Reynolds homemade potato yeast rolls.  My mom’s famous for these in our family and she always made them for birthdays and holidays. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to share this recipe so you could start a tradition of homemade rolls with your family.

I won’t tell you how many times I tried making these before I got them just right. I’ll show you how to make them so that your rolls come out right the first time and every time after that.

This is the dough after it’s risen overnight in the fridge.

Use a rolling-pin to roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.  I work with half the dough at a time to make it more manageable.  Each half yields enough rolls to fill one 9×13 inch pan with a couple left over.

Use a biscuit cutter or a glass to cut the rolls, dip in butter, and place them in a pan to rise.

This is what the rolls look like after they’ve risen for about 2 hours.

These are the rolls piping hot just out of the oven.  Pass the butter please!

These taste great the next day split, buttered and broiled as toast for breakfast.  They also make great bread for sandwiches. (like leftover turkey)

If you have any extras, freeze them the day they’re made.

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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Marshmallows or brown sugar pecan streusel are typical toppings for sweet potato casseroles.  Sure they’re tasty , but why choose one topping when you can have both with  these Loaded Sweet Potatoes?   Besides looking great, they’re easy and taste great too.  Roasted pecans are the perfect crunchy contrast to the fluffy sweet potatoes.  These would be delicious as a side dish for your  Thanksgiving celebration.

This recipe is from the Food Network.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Cupcakes shout party so have one when you make these moist and delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top them with your favorite Halloween candy for a spooktacular  holiday look.

These little treats use the Dessert Place Carrot Cake recipe. They’re easy to make and taste best the first day they’re made.

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