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.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs on high speed for 5 minutes. Slowly add the white sugar, pumpkin, and lemon juice and mix well. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg and mix until combined.
Grease and flour cookie sheet. Pour batter into a rectangular shape (don’t fill the sheet), leaving space on the sides for the batter to expand while cooking. Bake for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle ¼ cup powdered sugar on terrycloth towel.(I used papertowels) I would put more just to ensure that your roll doesn’t stick to your cloth. Loosen roll with spatula and flip onto the towel. Gently roll with the towel rolled up inside it as well and let it cool in the fridge. This step is to get the pumpkin roll in the correct shape while cooling.
While roll is cooling, prepare filling by mixing cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. When roll has cooled in the fridge, unroll it, remove the towel, and spread the filling evenly inside. Roll it back up and refrigerate. It’s really hard to not crack the dough when rolling but if it does don’t stress because the cracks fix themselves when it refrigerates. Also, slightly dampening the cloth helps. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into 1 inch slices to serve.
I overcooked mine so it came out not perfect circular but tasted fantastic!!! Success!
Oh boy. So I myself being obsessed with Rum Chata and all my friends- I was immediately drawn to this recipe. Again, this was during my vacation in between contracts and my circle of friends was having a reunion brunch on easter weekend. I thought this would be the perfect dessert.
I already had Rum Chata in my cabinet so I wasn’t worried about how much Rum Chata it would use.
First of all- this was one of the most complicated Cupcake recipe I’ve ever made. There were just so many steps, and I found it unnecessary at some points. With all the mixing the batter was really thick, and took a long time to blend the ingredients. I think this resulted in my OVER mixing. Which in turn made REALLY small cupcakes. But they were so DENSE. They felt like bricks when you picked them up. The frosting was delicious and did make a lot and I left some to freeze, but also piled on the frosting on the tiny cupcakes.
So overall they weren’t your fluffy cupcakes you’d buy in the bakery, they were thick, dense, rich heavy, but over all tasty. Would I make them again? Probs not.
RumChata Cupcakes (Yield: ~24 cupcakes, batter is thick, I think I ended up with 23) Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick, at room temperature)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup RumChata
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
4 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350*
Combine sugar & butter and beat until fluffy
Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, & cinnamon, set aside
Mix the RumChata & vanilla together, set aside
Alternating, add in the flour mixture and RumChata mixture in to the butter and sugar. Start and end with the flour mixture.
In a clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form (this will be easiest in an electric mixer)
Fold egg whites in to the batter – do not do this in an electric mixer, use a spatula
Fill cupcake liners
Bake for 20 minutes or until cake “bounces back” when touched.
RumChata Cream Cheese Frosting
NOTE: This makes A LOT of frosting. I tend to use quite a bit on my cupcakes. I ended up with a cup extra. So, if you don’t use a lot, cut the recipe in half. (I also normally freeze my leftover frosting for use later. I label and date it, I’ve used some that’s been frozen for just about 5 months and it tasted fine)
12 ounces of cream cheese (1 1/2 packages, at room temperature)