Hot Cocoa

I just love hot cocoa with my little one on a snowy day. Our Michigan winter has been full of cold and snowy days this year.

Hot Cocoa Recipe – 

1 1/4 cup of milk

1/2 tablespoon quality cocoa

2 tablespoons of sugar

Stir over medium heat until completely combined – enjoy!

Top with whip cream & cinnamon if desired.

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Thanks for stopping!

– Jessica

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Shortbread Cookies

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Shortbread cookies are one of my favorites & sometimes I add a few chocolate chips to change it up a bit!

3/4 cup real butter (softened)

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

chocolate chips (optional)

 

Directions – 

Cream butter & sugar together until fully combined. Add vanilaa

Slowly add flour.

Stir in chocolate chips or split the batch – 1/2 with chocolate & 1/2 without!

Bake for 10-13 at 350 degrees depending on altitude.

Thanks for stopping!

Jessica

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Adapted from Betty Crockers Christmas Cookbook

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

Another favorite! I think I love cream cheese frosting more than buttercream but they both are so good!

Frosts about 24 cupcakes

1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temperature

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Dash of milk

* Make sure butter and cream cheese are at room temperature otherwise they will not cream properly.

Mix butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Slowly add the remainder of the powdered sugar to your liking as well as the dash of milk. For firmer frosting, add powered sugar and for thinner frosting, add milk.

Enjoy!

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Buttercream Frosting

I love making buttercream & I love eating it too! I always start with a basic recipe then I add a little more of vanilla and a little more of milk, and a little more powdered sugar until it’s perfect….. for my taste, that day. 😉

 

To frost about 12 cupcakes:

1 stick of butter – real butter

2-3 cups of powdered sugar

1-2 tblsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tblsp. of milk. Mix for 1-2 minutes then gradually add more powdered sugar until reached consistency. Peaks should form so the frosting holds its shape.

If frosting is too thick, add a little more milk. Too thin, add more powdered sugar.

I use Wilton tip 1M

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