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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Homemade Oreos


There once was a time where I'd see a super difficult or elaborate recipe and I'd want to try it out. Nowadays, give me all the easy recipes because as you know if you've visited the blog before, these kiddos LOVE to bake! And I no longer have time for candy thermometers or rolling out pastry dough. Time or patience, one of the two!

This recipe has been a family favorite for a long time. I have so many good memories of making these with my sister and eating way too many of them in the process. They are such a showy and tasty cookie, making them perfect to gift around Christmas time.

I've substituted the chocolate cake mix in the past with a rainbow bit mix to make unicorn cookies and those were AMAZING! Using different flavours of cake mix with different combinations of butter cream or the classic cream cheese icing has always turned out great when I've played around with it, meaning this recipe is so simple, you can make it your own to suit your taste buds or a party theme! 


I do have one request from you, if you chose to make this cherished and beloved recipe: make sure no one knows how easy they are to make! And make sure everyone sampling these delicious morsels believes that you slaved over them. Capiche? Alrighty, here is the recipe!

Oreo Cookie Recipe

2 boxes Chocolate Cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil (I like using coconut oil)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix 3 ingredients well.
  3. Chill or rest dough as it will be very sticky 
  4. Roll dough into small balls or drop with a small scoop onto a pan with parchment paper. These cookies will spread out so it's best to give them lots of room
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes
  6. After cookies have cooled, match them together by size so that the cookies are uniform
  7. Apply cream cheese frosting to the centre of a cookie. Using the matching cookie, slightly squeeze the cookies together until the frosting peeks through the sides.
Cream Cheese Icing

8 oz cream cheese
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

1. Beat until well blended.


There you have it! I hope you enjoy this recipe! And if you decide to experiment with the flavours, let me know!
 I'd love to hear what kind of combination you came up with!

Xo Megan 



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Candy Jewelry DIY- For Little Hands



Crafting AND candy? Yes please! Perfect and easy for little hands, the trickiest part is to keep your little helper from eating all the "jewels". Add some cute packaging and you have jewelry fitting royalty. 

"Mommy, this has been the best project I've ever made!"
-Sophie

What you will need:
-Candy that can be threaded (we used gummy lifesavers and licorice)
-Clean kitchen shears
-Elastic thread ( 1.5 mm worked perfectly for this project!)

Now let the fun begin! I pre-cut the licorice and the elastic for Sophie and then I sat back and let her work. It's always so fun to see how little kids take to a craft. I don't see a pattern but she was very particular as to which color of lifesaver went where. We stored our finished product in a ziplock bag so that the candy will be fresh and supple when Sophie gifts it to her auntie at Christmas. 

Has your little made any candy related crafts? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing what other families are crafting!

Megan xo