Friday, April 30, 2010

Foodie Friday -- Tasty Treats for Mom

Here are some special treats you can fix for Mother's Day that are sure to please.  If you scroll down to the bottom, you can also see the birthday cake I made for my hubby last week.

Homemade Oreos
  • 1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Dough will be pretty thick.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 1.5 to 2 inches apart.  (should make about 48 dough balls)
  3. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  You know they are done when the tops crinkle.
  4. Let cool on pan for 2-3 minutes and then place on cooling rack.
  5. While cooling make the frosting (recipe below)
  6. Frost the bottom side of one cookie and then sandwich it together with the bottom side of another cookie.

Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla (or another flavoring extract)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 Tbsp water (or amount needed to get proper consistancy)
  • Food coloring if desired.
  1. Cream butter and shortening together.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix well.  Add vanilla and water a Tbsp at a time until you get to the correct consistancy.
  3. Add food coloring if desired.
This is such a quick and easy recipe that takes very little time.  My kids love to help make these and they taste great too.  Can't beat that!  Any mother on your list would love to get these for a treat.  Or you could accidentally leave your computer on with this page pulled up and maybe the man in your life will get the brilliant idea that you would like these for Mother's day.  HINT! HINT!

What?  A girl can dream...right?!

As promised, here are the pics of the Transformer Birthday Cake I made for my hubby.  His birthday is 3 days after E's birthday, so we spent the week gorging on sugar celebrating together.  It was so fun.

Each year the kids decide what kind of cake I should make for Dad.  Last year was R2D2.  That cake just about did me in!  Decorating it was what made me decide to learn how to make and use fondant.  This year they decided on Transformers.

The cake is just a yellow cake mix.  The frosting is Chocolate Buttercream (same recipe as above except add a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa powder.  The Transformer face is made of marshmallow fondant.

I think it turned out pretty well.  I wish I would have covered the entire cake in fondant to give it a more smooth finish, but I was pressed for time, so I only did the face.  It still looks good though.

p.s.  My son just gave me a hug and patted my stomach and asked me why my tummy is getting so big.  NICE!  I think next week's Foodie Friday will be a recipe for a super healthy, low fat, low calorie, and absolutely delicios Something or Other.  :)

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Jackie said...

Those Oreos look divine. I am definately going to give this recipe a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

Atticmag said...

Nice to have a simple cookie recipe. Yum. Jane F.

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

I'm going to have to make those Oreo cookies for my cookie lovin' boys!
Great post! Stopping by from Favorite Things Friday.

Jessica Hills said...

These look so yummy! Thanks so much for posting on Favorite Things Friday!!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness. I wanna make those and it is 8:30 am! OH well it is Saturday...what the heck I will go for it. My thighs will thank you.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I feel a trip to the grocery store in my very near future. Those look DIVING!!! Can't wait to try them!!!

Anonymous said...

These look amazing! Can you do them with any regular cake batter?

Bec said...

Yum! I used to work at a bakery and we had barrels of yummy frosting that we'd make into cookie sandwiches- so these are right up my alley! Can you do it with other cake batters?

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

Thanks for such nice comments!! Yes, you can use any cake batter and any kind of frosting. Have fun with it!

Erin said...

Your homemade oreos look wonderful. I'm afraid I'll eat the entire batch... but I'm willing to take that chance. This is on our list for this weekend! Thanks