Friday, 29 August 2014

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Soft, chewy funfetti sugar cookies sandwiched with absolutely divine marshmallow fluff buttercream.

Funfetti sandwiched sugar cookie

These funfetti sugar cookies have been on my to do list for a while now. So this week i finally got around to making them. It has been a very stressful, busy summer for me. With the children on vacation, work and a hundred thousand things i had to do, baking these cookies was therapy. There is sometime about funfetti that makes me happy, joyous and want to azonto.

Funfetti sugar cookie sandwiches

With the rainy, miserable weather we've been having lately  in England, these funfetti sugar cookies
 brought some much needed cheer

You too can sprinkle some funfetti happness into your life by baking these funfetti sugar cookies. Raise your cookie and glass of milk and toast to a happy September.

Funfetti sandwiched sugar cookie

Printable Recipe
Funfetti Sugar Cookie Sandwich
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 cookies


120g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
150g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
200g (12/3 cup) plain flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream
120g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
250g(21/2 cup) icing sugar
2 tablespoons whipping cream
200g (1 cup) marshmallow fluff


Funfetti Sugar Cookies

  1. Sift into a large bowl flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.Add egg and mix well, scraping sides as needed.
  3. With mixer on low add dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in sprinkles.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls. 
  5. Chill dough in fridge for up to an hour.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celcius. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. 
  7. Remove from oven and leave to cool slightly on tray before turning onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream

  1. Cream butter until light. Sift in icing sugar and beat for until combined
  2. Add whipping cream and marshmallow fluff and beat until fluffy. About 5 minutes
  3. Using a piping bag with a nozzle, pipe buttercream onto centre of cookie and top with a second cookie.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Oreo Vanilla Ice Cream Milkshake

Cool, luscious, frothy Oreo milkshake. This milkshake is a quick blend of oreo cookies, vanilla ice cream , milk and topped with whipped cream.

Oreo Vanilla Ice Cream Milkshake

You can whip up your own frothy creamy treat right in your home with this easy recipe. With the children being on summer holidays this oreo vanilla ice cream milkshake will make a wonderful treat for them and is perfect drink during the hot weather. A twist to the classic cookies and milk treat.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Cocoa Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

Delicious extra chocolatey banana bread made with cocoa powder and chocolate chunks.

Double chocolate banana bread

Nothing beats a good banana bread. I have had it for breakfast, as a dessert, as a snack, any reason to have banana bread.  I classify eating banana bread as having one of 5 a day fruit and veg, lol. Once bananas in my house are overripe I make banana bread. This time around i gave my favorite banana bread recipe a sexy makeover by adding cocoa powder and chocolate chunks and what i got was a rich, moist, chocolatey banana bread.

Monday, 28 July 2014

No Ice Cream Maker Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Irresistibly amazing delicious chocolatey hazelnut ice cream made with Nutella is a perfect treat for the summer. Easy quick ice cream that does not require an ice cream maker or churning.

No churn nutella ice cream

We love nutella in our home, so much so,  we have a collection of empty nutella glass jars. After my Funfetti Ice Cream was such a hit, i thought i would use our favorite hazelnut spread to make another supper easy irrestable ice cream. What i got was an ice cream that was even more amazing than i . I added cocoa powder to this nutella ice cream to make it even more chocolatey and for that extra oomph. It tastes just like nutella, only that it's rich creamy  hazelenut goodness .

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Vanilla Confetti Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Cake filled with lots and lots of confetti and frosted with whipped vanilla buttercream.

Sprinkles vanila cake

Yesterday was the last day of term at Esme's school and they had a class party. Whoop! Whoop! summer holidays have began. I don't even know why i am cheering, it isn't like i have the whole summer off. I'm working. *sheds tears*. Esme moves on to key stage two, year 3 . That is the older children part of the school. *sheds more tears* my baby is getting bigger. I hope in year 3 she doesn't think she's too grown to be giving me cuddles.