day 12: {heath bar toffee dip}

one of the girls i work with made this dip a few months ago and it was so good.  and she was kind enough to share the recipe!  it’s so yummy and so easy!  you can serve it with apples, pretzel sticks, or whatever else you think would be yummy to dip in it.

Heath Bar Toffee Dip 

what you’ll need:

1 brick of cream cheese, softened

¾ cup brown sugar

½ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 bag heath bar toffee bits

instructions:

1. mix cream cheese, brown sugar, and powdered sugar in electric mixer until smooth.

2. add vanilla.

3. fold in toffee bits.

4. chill for 1 hour before serving.

5. store in refrigerator.

enjoy!

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day 4: {chocolate sandwich cookies}

alrighty, this is going to be short and sweet because after working 12 hours last night i don’t have much left in me.  i know i said thursday that gingersnaps were my favorite, and well, they are my favorite on thursdays.  so, with that said, on sundays these chocolate sandwich cookies are my favorite.  my friend e also blogs and she let me guest blog last Christmas about these scrumptious little fellas. so, for todays {25 days of Christmas} post go check out this recipe on her blog.  these cookies are so yummy and you just might find something else on her blog that you just love!

enjoy!

.:funfetti cupcakes- homemade style:.

So, I stole this recipe from How Sweet It Is who I was introduced to by my friend e {she also has a blog you should check out here}.  These cupcakes are some of the most fun little fellas I’ve ever made!  They are yummy and delicious and super cute!  The recipe only makes 12 little cakes which is perfect, because lord knows I don’t need even 1 much less a whole big batch of 24 cupcakes.  Enjoy!

 

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 whole eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar in electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients and sift together in a bowl

{or over a piece of wax paper}.

Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.

Fold in assorted sprinkles.

Scoop batter into cupcake pan and fill 2/3 of the way full.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Let cool, then frost.

 

Buttercream Icing

2 sticks butter, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

Dash of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon milk

Beat butter in mixer until silky and shiny.  I usually beat mine for about 7 minutes. 

Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. 

Add vanilla. 

If needed add milk for consistency.