Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

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Sooo … I guess I have a thing with cookies.

But I also have a things with sprinkles … they’re sooo sprinkly and make me so happy. I need a little cheering up the temperature and weather outside is just straight up cray-cray for April. As I type this, it’s hailing!
HAIL?!? Mother nature, I want sunshine – I want to wear new sunglasses, open toe sandals ( note :get a pedi) and flowy dresses.

Mother nature, stop being a mother – heh- or I’ll throw sprinkles at you.

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And because I’ve already made these funfetti cookies, I only did the most natural thing and added cereal to the mix.

 Hola, fruitloops. I remember growing up, watching care bears – saved by the bell and hello the entire TGIF line up with a big box of fruitloops by my side – just munching away.

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Also, can we talk about all the colours happening here. Ahhhh – food, or art?!? That’s me, being totally full of myself … but it’s sooo peeerrrdy.

I’ll stop. Let’s make cookies!!

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

 ½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all -purpose flour

¾ cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/3 cup sprinkles,

1/3 cup fruitloop cereal , broken into pieces ( not crushed)

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Directions:

In a large bowl cream the softened butter and sugars, until fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Add dry ingredients, to wet.

Once combined, divide dough into 2 equal(ish) parts.

Fold in sprinkles, into one half of the dough.

Fold in fruitloops in the other half.

Scoop out each dough into large a larger ball

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Next take 1 of each dough ball and combine, making a larger ball.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours, on your cookie sheet ( overnight is best, but 2 hours will do).

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Bake chilled cookie dough for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie tray for at least 2 minutes, before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

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 Happy cookie eaaattting – also, please let me know/send me pictures / tag me on Instagram if you add these to a bowl of milk and eat it like cereal. I’ll be honestly tempted to track you down and want to both be your BFF and hug you … you know, in a class – not too creepy way.

Not-so-traditional Irish Soda Bread

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HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!

Confession : I’ve posted many st.patty’s day appropriate snacks on LTSL but, can anything compare to delicious bread fresh from the oven slathered with butta … not even butter or forget margarine … you want enough butter on this pot of gold, that you start calling it butta …

Unlike most celebrations, instead of celebrating with cake today … you need bread. Stick a candle in it, do a little jig, pour yourself a drink annnndddd celebrate!!  You also need this Not-so-traditional Irish Soda Bread because you’re responsible and when you OD on Guinness, green beer or (and) whisky tonight, you know you’re going to want to curl up with something delicious.. or you could just be like me and truly believe break fixes everything.

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Also this bread is actually easier than most.

No rise.

No yeast.

Big win.

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Not-so-traditional Irish Soda Bread

 Ingredients

3 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 cup pastry flour

3/4 cups granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup cold margarine

2 cups cranberries

1 tablespoons fennel seeds

2 1/2 cups milk

1 tbsp + 2 ¼ tsp Cream of tartar

1 large egg

1 Tsp Orange extract

3 tbsp cornmeal

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 Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter heavy cast iron skillet and sprinkle with cornmeal.

In a medium dish, combine milk and cream of tartar. Refrigerate until ready to use.

In large bowl, whisk together both flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Add margarine; using fingertips to incorporate until the mixture is the consistency of corn meal. Stir in cranberries and fennel seeds.

Whisk together egg and orange extract. Gently fold into milk mixture.

add to dough. Stir just until well incorporated.

Transfer dough to prepared skillet; smooth top, mounting slightly in center. Using small sharp knife dipped into flour, cut 1-inch-deep “X” in top center of dough.

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Bake until bread is cooked through and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool bread in skillet 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool completely.

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Hope you have a lucky St. Patrick’s day my little leprechauns xo