That time of year again folks! Where we have the cookies and cocktails party! It was a great time and people really came out with some good cookies. This year we did trophies which made it all the more funner. ( i can use the word funner because it is my blog). The winners get to keep the trophies for a year, return them next year to pass onto next contestant winner. My new cricut machine helped me make awesome decorations for the party which were not photographed :(.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, vegetable oil, sugar (1¼ C), powdered sugar, and water. Add in lemon juice and lemon zest.. Add in eggs.
Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Roll the dough into golf sized balls and place onto a non stick cookie sheet.
To give the cookies their signature rough edge, dip the bottom of a glass into the reserved ¼ cup sugar and press onto the cookie ball to flatten the cookie. You still want the cookie to be thicker so don’t press them to thin.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom is lightly brown. The cookies stay soft so do not over bake.
To make the lemon cream cheese frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar. Beat until creamy
Upside Pineapple Cake Cocktail
I had this at a chinese restaurant once and I wanted to make it for the occasion!
Use a tall drinking glass and fill ⅓ full with ice.
Add a double shot of Cake Vodka.
Add a single shot of the Malibu Rum.
Fill glass with Pineapple Juice.
Pour a bit of Grenedine over the top. The red should float to the bottom & the drink will actually resemble pineapple upside down cake.
I have been looking for a pitcher with a nozzle all summer. I wanted one with glass, that was pretty, and reasonably priced. Mid august I headed up to New Hampshire with my boyfriend and when shopping in Shaw’s he found a perfect one that was on sale for 11 dollars! Score! This called for a good sangria recipe. I knew I wanted a light refreshing summer one.Everyone in NH enjoyed this recipe. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind that I wanted it to taste like, I think I wanted a bit more light, maybe I used the wrong white wine, but for everyone else they said it was great.
1/2 liter of Ginger Ale
1/2 cup of Peach Schnapps
1 bottle of White Wine
Peaches ( I used both kind of peaches)
Sugar 1/4 cup for 1/2 depending on taste preference.
We mixed it all together and let it sit for a little bit to make sure the fruit was marinaded and that everything would blend together.
So, my dad has a garden, and he gets mad if we dont pick and use everything in it! This year he planted rhubarb, and he loves to make strawberry and rhubarb pie. I dont hate it either, So when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. Seemed pretty simple!
Here is what it ACTUALLY looks like when you make it:
So you have to wait three weeks are so to eat it, and I dont even remember when I made it, sometime last week, I am excited to try it, however it doesnt look to promising. I have snuck a few sniffs and it smells like it could be pretty good.
I think I will drink it with sprite so I dont lose the flavor of the vodka that I worked so hard for! Keep you guys posted on how it tastes!!!