Dessert at Tiffanys

One day, Princess Aly received a message from her postal carrier (Damon the dove). The message was from a friend who was wondering if Aly had time to make cupcakes for her birthday party. Princess Aly quickly scribbled a yes, sent Damon on his way, and went straight to the castle’s kitchen to come up with the right cupcake. Aly remembered her friend’s obsession for a particular jewelry store and came up with the … Tiffany cupcake!

Ingredients

1 box of yellow or chocolate cake mix

1 can plain buttercream frosting

1 tube of blue food coloring

Directions

1. Bake your favorite yellow or chocolate cupcakes. Make sure to buy additional items such as eggs, vegetable oil, etc depending on what brand you choose.

2. While the cupcakes cool, scoop the frosting into a bowl. Add a few drops of the blue food coloring and stir. Continue doing this until the color starts to get close, then add the food coloring one drop at a time, and stir.

3. After your cupcakes have fully cooled, add the frosting on top and you’re done!

For all the Prince Charmings out there, this is a great way to present your girlfriend with an anniversary necklace or perhaps pop the question with a Tiffany’s ring in the middle??!!

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Everything is Better with Bacon…

…or at least that is what all the people of France used to say. So one day Aly decided to experiment and added them to her cookies! Everyone in the kingdom was happy with the result except for the royal family’s pet pig. He was so upset he refused to talk to the princess for an entire year! She finally won him over when she promised to name the cookie after him. Meet the Piglet.

(Box from Michaels – Martha Stewart collection. Is there anything that woman can’t do?)

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)

1 and 1/4 brown sugar

1/4 white sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 egg yolk (room temperature)

1 cup milk-chocolate chips

6 slices of bacon

2/3 cup toffee bits

Directions

1. Sift flour with baking soda and salt and set aside.

2. Prep the bacon. Four slices are for the cookie batter, and two are for garnishing on top before baking. Cook the bacon on a pan, then chop into small pieces.

3. Blend butter with sugar until creamy. Then add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture and then add chocolate chips, bacon bits (roughly 4 slices worth), and toffee bits.

4. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.

5. When you’re ready to bake, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees. Add the bacon garnishing and bake for 14-16 minutes (until edges are golden brown). Cool on the sheet for 1-2 minutes then move to cooling rack.

Salted Wonderland

Princess Aly’s favorite holiday was Christmas. Every year she told her band to play holiday music (All I Want for Christmas was her favorite song) and then she baked special cookies. She named them Salted Wonderland because the sea salt crystals reminded her of snowflakes.

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup white sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg (room temperature)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup milk chocolate chips

sea salt grinder

Directions

1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.

2. Blend butter with sugar until creamy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour mixture and chocolate chips.

3. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.

4. When you’re ready to bake, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes.

5. After removing from the oven, cool for 1-2 minutes, then move to the cooling rack. Grind sea salt on the top of each cookie and let it fully cool since these cookies have a soft, brownie like texture in the middle. If you add the sea salt immediately after removing from the oven, some will melt right into the cookie.