Valentines Day* Heart-Shaped Apple Cinnamon Rolls!

Good morning and happy Friday!

For today’s post I wanted to share my heart-shaped apple cinnamon rolls with you! I made these last night for Peter as an early Valentines day treat, since hes going away for a week and wont be here on the actual day. I know chocolate is a Valentines day staple, but Peter doesn’t eat a lot of chocolate so I wanted to do something a little different this year. Instead I decided I would spruce up a regular cinnamon roll and make it into a mini cinnamon apple pie roll -two of Peters favorites, cinnamon rolls and apple pie….who am I kidding, I’m sure those two are everyones favorites!

These were super easy to make so its not much of a recipe post because everything I bought was pre-made. I’m posting this idea for anyone else who is looking for something easy, delicious, and different then the typical chocolate Valentines day desserts.

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What you’ll need

– Pillsbury *Cinnabon* Flaky Supreme Cinnamon Roll Dough (makes 5 rolls and comes with icing)

-Apple pie filling

 

What To Do

-Unroll the cinnamon rolls and line the strips of dough with the apple’s from the pie filling

-Roll the dough back up in the shape of a heart

-Once rolled back up, I take a knife and add a layer of the apple jelly from the pie filling on top of each roll before putting in the oven

-bake at 350 for about 20 minutes – or until golden brown

-Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes (if you can!), drizzle with icing and enjoy 🙂

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I mentioned on Instagram that these puppies got scarfed down immediately after baking. There was no “let cool for 10 minutes” waiting time for us, they smelt soo good, we couldn’t wait!

If anyone tries this idea let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend.

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At Home *Starbucks Inspired* Tea Latte Recipe!

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Good Afternoon Girlies!

I’ve always been a huge fan of tea but recently discovered lattes, and I’m obsessed! I’ve always thought lattes were coffee based so I was scared to try them(since I don’t like coffee), until my barista at Starbucks recommended a tea latte and now I’m hooked. Every Starbucks reward I earn I always get a Venti English Breakfast Tea Latte, but other then rewards I don’t normally purchase them for myself because they’re pretty pricey. Which is why I decided to invest in a milk frother and start making my own for a fraction of the price. I’m going to show you how to make an English Breakfast latte today, but this recipe makes an amazing London Fog as well, all you need to do is use an ‘Earl Grey’ tea bag instead!

What You’ll Need:

Tea Cup

Tea Bag (of your choice, I prefer English Breakfast)

Milk & Milk Frother (I use this one)

Vanilla Syrup (I use Starbucks Brand here)

Table Spoon

 

Directions:

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-Bring water to a boil and pour over teabag of choice

-let steep for 2 minutes (or to desired flavor) then remove bag

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-Add two tablespoons of Vanilla Flavored syrup and stir well

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-Turn on your frother and pour in about double the amount of milk you would normally put in your tea **but don’t over fill the frother because they do overflow. I usually fill just above the ‘minimum’ line on my frother.

-Once frothed, use a spoon to hold the foamy milk back and pour the warmed milk into your tea, stir, and cover with the foamy milk.

-Grab your favorite cookies, a book, and enjoy!

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Thanks so much for reading,

And have a wonderful week!

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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe For The Holidays!!

Hi guys!!

Last week I mentioned that every year around Christmas my mom, sister and I bake up a huge batch of sugar cookies and spend a whole night decorating them. Well this passed weekend we did just that and today I’m sharing the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever!!

If you love soft baked chewy cookies you are going to love these, I promise.

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Our Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe: (Makes one batch)

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon milk

Steps:

  1. When you start making the dough – first combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another (separate) bowl. After that is complete then mix both bowls of ingredients together.
  2. Then divide it up by batch (if your making more then one batch) and cover in saran wrap. Keep it in the fridge over night to cool – or approx 4 hours until dough has cooled
  3. Next, roll your dough out (not too thin) using flour on the counter.
  4. Once you’ve got the dough rolled out grab your festive cookie cutters and go to town!
  5. Bake at 350 for 10(ish) minutes. You want to ensure these don’t over cook. I usually wait 8 mins and then keep an eye on them for the last few minutes.

**Depending on the thickness of the dough they may take a little shorter or a little longer then 10 minutes.

 

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Now for the best part….the decorating!

We like to make all different colours of icing just by adding food colouring to our icing recipe, which is just a bit of melted butter, milk, and icing sugar.

We don’t follow an exact recipe for this because we make so many different sizes of icing batches depending on the colour. Just keep adding icing sugar to your butter and milk mixture until you get to your desired consistency.

**You don’t want runny icing if your making designs on your cookies, so be generous with the icing sugar 🙂img_5533

I love making some of my sugar cookies into Belgium cookies by just adding some jam in the middle of two cookies and a little icing on the top! These taste amazingggg, you have to try them if you haven’t already!

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and Voila!

If you try this recipe I would love to hear what you thought of it. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.

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Cookie Mashup Tray Recipe!

 

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Hey guys!

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I had a work meeting Sunday morning so I spent a few hours on Saturday night baking up a cookie storm haha! With the holidays coming up I thought I’d share the recipes with you guys since the cookies went over so well with my co-workers. This tray is the best of all the cookie worlds, it has something for everyone but is still super easy and fun to make! (You wont have to make 4 totally different dough’s from scratch, don’t worry!)

This Tray Consists Of:

  • M&M’s cookies
  • White Chocolate & Sliced Almond Cookies
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

I started by making a triple batch of basic cookie dough and then separated that dough into 3 bowls and mixed in their individual garnishes (M&M, White choc & almond, and oatmeal choco chip). After these three were all mixed and ready, I went on to make my peanut butter cookies which is just a slightly different recipe. *See below for recipes

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Single* Batch Dough Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

*This recipe is for a single batch of dough making 10-12 cookies, If you want to make all 3 types of cookies just multiply the recipe by 3!

For the M&M’s cookies just add 1 cup of chocolate M&Ms to your single batch of dough.

For white chocolate & almond cookies add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of sliced almonds.

For Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of whole oats to your dough.

Single Batch of Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Reeses Pieces candies

Next step is to make small balls out of the dough and place on a cookie sheet – bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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You will have to make a few trays and bake individually until all your dough is gone.

Then just assemble on a platter and your ready to enjoy 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!