Thursday, December 15, 2011


So everyone loves brownies, or most everyone! I found a very simple recipe for brownies and an easy fudge frosting recipe that require no cooking! So, here goes!



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

You only need a half recipe for the is so easy!

No-cook fudge frosting


    1. In a bowl mix together the powdered sugar and cocoa.
    2. Add the butter, boiling water and vanilla.
    3. Beat with mixer at low speed until combined.
    4. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute.
    5. Cool for 20-30 minutes or until spreading consistency
Happy Baking!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Like Riley's cookies? There are similar!

So you like tea cookies from Riley's Bakery? Well, these are very similar! They are easy to make and taste very close! I had the recipe years ago and lost it, so here it is again! They are melt in your mouth good!

Confectioner's Sugar Cookies
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1-1/3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour

1. In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of
bowl. Beat in vanilla. Add flour; beat until dough comes together. Wrap and chill
dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Take dough out and pinch off enough dough to make 1" balls, place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets, flatten center slightly with your thumb. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.

3. Make powdered sugar icing, and dollop a half-teaspoon to one teaspoon of icing onto each cookie

4. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days; freeze up to 3 months.

Powdered Sugar Icing: Mix together 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 stick soft butter and 1 to 3 tablespoons milk one tablespoon at a time. Add food color of your choice to icing.

I hope you enjoy these cookies! They melt in your mouth! Yum!