Giant Cake Bite Experiment

So these aren’t really cake bites…they are more like five-to-six-bite-cakes. I did a little recipe experimenting this weekend, and wanted to see how these babies would work out. And they were DELICIOUS, totally from scratch. However I made them far too large…like HUGE. So lesson learned there.

But in spite of their enormousness, I did shoot a few little pictures for you. Can you taste them from where you’re sitting? I sure can!

I even practiced my music notes, since I’ll be making oh, like, a few hundred of these puppies for the upcoming Songs for Sound event. If you have never made cake balls/bites/pops, I highly encourage you to try! Here are some basic instructions for you.


Peanut Butter Blossoms

Senior year of college, our suite-mate Sam made THE most killer peanut butter blossom cookies (Sam, give a shout out if you’re reading this). She was kind enough to share her recipe with us, and from time to time I love to pull out this classic cookie favorite. Please enjoy!

1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. margarine (I used butter and they turned out just fine)
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
Hershey’s kisses* (I recommend dark chocolate)

*The recipe calls for 48, but when I made them I ended up with about 28 cookies. I suppose it depends on how big you make them!


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together (except hershey’s kisses) until your dough is combined and smooth. Scoop the dough into rounded spoonfuls and roll the ball in some regular sugar. Place the sugar-coated dough balls on your cookie sheets a few inches apart from each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Right when they come out of the oven, push one hershey’s kiss into the middle of each cookie. Move to cooling rack and let cool completely.


Tasty Tuesday: Looking Forward to Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

So, I have given up sweets for lent, which has put a major hold on my weekend baking.  However, it has not slowed my baking blog reading.  Here is the first deliciousness I hope to make following this 40 day drought…Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies from recipe girl.  um…yum!!!

This is basically what I am picturing.  A combination of two wonderful flavors, resulting in heavenly deliciousness.  I promise, I’ll post real pictures when I make these…