Monday, May 28, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

 I hope you aren't getting tired of  sweets...
because boy do I have a good one for ya!

One day I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across this recipe. I think my jaw dropped and my fingers moved to the words "Pin It" quicker than they ever have before. And for good reason! These cookies are divine. They are heavenly. They are scrumptious. Basically, they are really good and you should try them. And they are cute on top of all of that deliciousness.

What you will need:
For the dough
 2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Softened Butter
3 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
1 Cup Sour Cream
6 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
For the center:
8 to 12 Tablespoons Softened Butter
1 1/2 Cups Packed Light Brown Sugar, divided into 1/4 cups
1 1/2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon, divided

For the icing:
8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2-4 Tablespoons Milk

What to do:

1. In an electric mixer, mix together the sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and sour cream until well combined. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

2. Divide the dough in half and roll out each half into a disc shape. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Don't skip this step!

3. Once chilled, cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch oval, about 12 inches by 5 inches. I didn't measure this out, I just eyeballed it and they were fine. It's alot less work that way. Spread each oval of dough with 2 Tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle on 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar, and 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon. 

4. Start rolling from the long end near you, rolling into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough and lay onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper OR sprayed with non stick spray. 

 5. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool before frosting.

How to make the frosting:

1. Beat cream cheese until soft and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. I only used a little over 1 Tablespoon of milk, but it's up to you!

I hope I have tempted you to try these! They are definitely worth the work!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pizza Casserole

I have a YUMMY recipe for you guys today! 
Pizza casserole...I mean the name of it tells you everything right?

What you need:

1 Bag Egg Noodles
1 Extra Large Can of Ragu Sauce
3 Cups Shredded Mozzarella 
1.5 Pounds Hamburger Meat
1 Package Pepperonis
9x13 Baking Pan

 What to do:

Brown the meat and drain.

 Boil the noodles until soft and drain.
Preheat the oven to 350.
 Alright...get ready to layer up this bad boy! 

First goes:
1. A thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 pan

2. Half of the noodles.
3. Half of the meat.

4. Half of the sauce.
5. The rest of the noodles.
6. Half of the cheese.
7. The rest of the meat.
8. The rest of the sauce.
9. The rest of the cheese.
10. can put how ever many your little heart desires!

Ready to go in the oven!

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
After the 30 is up, remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes.

Once done in the oven, let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to cool and settle.


I hope you are all having a great week so far! I am SO happy it is finally May, Garrett and I get to go home to Texas at the end of this month. SO EXCITED!