Tuesday, October 27, 2009

YORK Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

These are so easy and fun to do with the kids . . . the kids can have fun unwrapping all the peppermint patties. The cupcakes are especially good the next day -- really moist. Enjoy!

1 Box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (say that 3 times fast!)
1 Can Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
15 ea small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties
  1. Prepare Cake mix using the instructions for Cupcakes; bake and cool completely
  2. Transfer frosting to the bowl of your mixer
  3. Unwrap and cut, or just break with your fingers, the YORK Peppermint Patties into quarters and add to the frosting in mixing bowl
  4. Mix the frosting and YORK Peppermint Patties on medium speed until well combined
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes with the mixture
  6. EAT!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flu Fighter Cookies!

When I saw the recipe for these immunity-boosting Flu Fighter cookies in the October issue of food network magazine I knew I wanted to try them. And try them I did. The process left me thinking I might actually prefer getting the flu "Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheets . . . and chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degrees".

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! I've already preheated the oven AND I'm supposed to leave for dinner in 30 minutes! You've probably already guessed that I didn't read through the recipe before I started. Come on now, I've made cookies a MILLION times what's the big deal??? I broke RULE #1: ALWAYS read the ingredient list AND the directions before starting.

The cookies came out great and are full of powerful ingredients to help fight off the flu. I have to say they are worth the extra effort, just be sure to plan ahead when making these. You can make the dough and refrigerate it overnight if you need too -- that's exactly what I did!