Friday, February 26, 2010

Liv's Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/2 sticks of butter (softened)
3/4 granulated sugar
3/4 light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tps of vanilla extract
1 tps baking soda
pinch of salt
1tps of baking powder
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 cup of chocolate chips


Add the butter and sugars and mix together.

Then add the egg, vanilla, Baking soda,salt,and baking powder.

Stir well.

Next add the flour slowly and stir well.

Then add the chocolate chips.

Now preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put blobs of the dough on greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.



• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
• 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, and stir in remaining flour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Combine the 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place balls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are beautifully golden.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strawberry -Banana Smoothie


2 Bananas
7-10 Strawberries
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cold water
5-10 ice cubes
Add as much or as little sugar as you like!


Add all the ingredients in a blender but, not the ice cubes.

Switch it on blend until there are no chunks.

Add ice cubes and blend till there are no chunks.

makes about 4 8oz servings or 2 16oz servings

P.S: You can replace the strawberries with about 3/4 cups of blueberries ! Also if you like chocolate add some Hershey's chocolate syrup.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cracker Stuff


1 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips (of your choice)
1/2 a package of saltine crackers


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. Line the crackers in rows salt side up on the cookie sheet. Put the butter in the microwave and heat until melted. Add the cup of sugar to the butter and stir well. Now pour the butter mixture all over the crackers. Put in the oven for 8 minutes. Take them out and pour the the chocolate chips of your choice over the crackers. Put them in the oven for 1 minute. Then spread the chocolate all over the crackers. Then put in the freezer for 20 minutes. Then take them out and brake into pieces.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Soft Cinnamon Sticks

1 ¼ cups flour
2 tsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
⅔ cup milk ½ tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1Tbsp of Cinnamon

1/4 cup of packed brown sugar

cup of confectioners sugar
1 1/2 Tbs of milk
1 tsp of vanilla Extract

Combine dry ingredients and gradually add milk to form a soft dough.
Knead gently 3 or 4 times on a floured surface.
Roll out into a rectangle about 10″ x 5″ about an 1/2 - 1 inch thick and cut into 12 sticks.

Put the melted butter a into a large baking dish (I use a 13″ x 9″ rectangular glass dish) and turn the sticks to coat them with the butter. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and brown sugar on top

Bake at 450°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve warm.

Directions for Icing

Combine all ingredients. Then drizzle over the sticks.