Sunday Fun-day: Valentine’s Day Edition

By | January 29, 2012

Today I turned an unused Trader Joe’s gingerbread house kit leftover from Christmas into a Valentine’s Day gingerbread house. I bought a $1.00 box of chocolate, a $1.00 bag of Valentine’s Day candy corn and used some frosting and other candies I had in my pantry to decorate.

Trader Joe's Gingerbread house kitValentine's Day Gingerbread houseValentine's Day Gingerbread house side viewValentine's Day Gingerbread house close up

After I made the Valentine’s Day gingerbread house I forced myself to attend the 8am Jazzercise class.  I came home from working out and spent most of the day baking cookies.  I tried my first recipe from my new cookbook, The Treats Truck Baking Book.  I made the Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies.  Before I go any further I have to say, this recipe calls for FIVE sticks of butter.  I love butter and I love fattening, rich food but that much butter scares me a little.

Carmel Creme Sandwich Cookies Recipe

I used my biscuit cutter, also known s my daughter;s Scooby Doo cup.I have pretty much every kitchen tool and appliance I need but a simple circle cookie cutter. Why don’t I buy one?  I kind of like using my baby’s cup and it works good too.

Carmel Creme Sandwich Cookies cutting raw cookies

Don’t try pressing the cookies together to distribute the frosting.  If you do the cookie might break like mine did.

Carmel Creme Sandwich Cookies broken cookie

The finished product.  I made approximately 30 cookies.  I am taking them with me to work tomorrow because if I kept them at home I would probably finish them myself in a couple of days.

Carmel Creme Sandwich Cookies close up


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