Sunday, August 21, 2016

Peach-Raspberry Dump Cake

2 cans peach pie filling
1 pint fresh raspberries
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Spray 13x9 pan with non-stick cook spray.

Spread peach pie filling evenly across the bottom of pan.
Evenly distribute fresh raspberries over peaches.
Sprinkle dry cake mix over raspberries and peaches.
Pour melted butter all over dry cake mix.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. It will still be a little bit ooey gooey. Let sit for a couple minutes to cool and set up a bit.

Scoop out, and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Coconut Sugar Cookies

For the Cookies:
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. canola oil
1 1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. water
2 eggs
2 tsp coconut extract
5 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
For the Frosting:
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp coconut extract
dash of salt
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. coconut milk (or as needed, to taste)
Toasted Coconut


For the Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
In a stand-mixer or large mixing bowl, combine butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, and water. Cream together and slowly add in eggs. Then add coconut extract, and mix thoroughly.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well and slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture until combined and doughy.
Roll dough into golf-ball sized balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.
Dip the bottom of a glass into excess sugar and press on to each dough ball (re-dipping in sugar each time) to flatten the cookie to about 1/2 inch in thickness.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden-brown. Do not over-bake. Set aside to cool.
For the Frosting:
Cream together butter, sour cream, extract, and salt. Slowly add powdered sugar, and mix until desired consistency (you may not need all of it). Add coconut milk to thin if needed. Spread over cooled cookies, top with toasted coconut and serve! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to get that soda shop experience.