Here are some photo's from Johnny's Construction themed 2nd Birthday Party. All of the decorations were printed using a template I found through Dimple Prints on Etsy. I have never claimed to be a great photographer, however I hope you enjoy the photos!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cream Cheese Filling:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- For cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease or line four baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Drop by heaping measuring teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. (A total of 72 cookies are needed for the recipe.)
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until springy to the touch. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- For cream cheese filling: Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
- Spread a heaping teaspoon of filling onto flat side of one cookie; top with flat side of second cookie to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 130 | Total Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mgPowered by ESHA Nutrient Database
Makes 36 pies
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
- Select colors to be used.
- Cut an apple horizontally and remove seeds gently.
- Have child paint directly on apple half with paintbrush.
- Press onto paper making sure to help put some pressure on all areas for best print and to help keep it from sliding.
- Wash apple and dry on paper towel if changing colors.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
With Fall right around the corner I have had my mind on baking and all things pumpkin. Which reminds me...only five more days until the Pumkin Spice Latte is back for the season! I am excited to spend my first fall in Upstate, New York I have only seen photos and heard stories of how beautiful it will be. Since I have been unpacking I have come across some of my favorite recipes like this Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle that I had to share! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!