Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Goodies

At work  I'm known for being the girl that brings in all the baked goods...mostly cupcakes that I'm testing for potential clients and such, but for Valentine's Day I decided to make cake mix sandwich cookies.  There's a very cool website called Bakerella that I frequent often for her cute ideas and recipes.  I followed her basic recipe for the cookies, but made strawberry ones instead of red velvet.  I also swapped the cream cheese frosting for vanilla buttercream and sprinkles!

Recipe for Cake Mix Cookies:

1 box strawberry cake mix*

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter, softened


Mix all ingredients together.

Using a small ice cream scoop, place dough on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in 350 degree oven.  Cool on wire racks.

*Any cake mix should work.

Recipe for Sprinkles Vanilla Buttercream:

1 cup butter, softened

1/8 teaspoon salt

3.5 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon milk


Beat butter, powdered sugar and salt until creamy.

Add milk and extract and beat for 3-5 minutes until fluffy and smooth.

And Voila!  Here's my take on the sweet Valentine's Day treat:



I made mint chocolate chip cupcakes with heart shaped York Peppermint Patties on top!




Also, my early Valentine's day present to myself as mentioned in an earlier post:


and one more...



Sarah said...

Those look so yummy!

I love your purse!

amylp85 said...

your cookies are so cute

amylp85 said...

You have been to my home town! Did I read that you are from Georgia, or did I completely make that up? Cause if you are, I have family there & it's possible I have been to your home town too. That would be really crazy!

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