Hello my friends! It has been far too long since I have seen you all. After a much needed break and a new outlook on blogging I am back in the game. I have decided to no longer take orders for A Little Treat baked goods but I have decided to go back to blogging. Last year as my blog posts dwindled to less than one every two months I decided blogging just was not fun anymore and it had become too much of a chore.
When I first began blogging it was about my journey with cooking and baking. I learned many new techniques and added recipes to my favorites pile. Eventually I did not just want to
So I named these Everything Cookies because the cookies that don't know what they want to be is way too long. I discovered these gems while I was doing some holiday baking. I would suggest these if you don't know what that in the mood for. They are chocolatey with a touch of peanut butter and just the right amount of oat goodness. Happy Treats!
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate yum!)
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Mix butter, peanut butter, both sugars add vanilla until creamy. Add egg and mix until combined.
4. On a low speed setting gradually add flour mixture until just combined.
5. With a spoon stir in oats and then chocolate chips.
5. Scoop 3 tablespoons per cookie onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
recipe adapted from Browneyedbaker.com
So Christmas is officially 1 Day away! Can you believe it? Well I can't this season has flown by as usual. Now that I realized Christmas is 1 day away I also realized I need to get my cookies for Santa together! There is no way I will leave Santa cookieless. So if you are like me and it snuck up on you I put together this list of cookies with links to the recipes! Happy treats and Merry Christmas!
Welcome again to our guest blogger Ashley! Get out your knives and bowls because it's time to make Pico De Gallo!
Hello Again! Ashley Here! If you’re like me, this summer has been a whirlwind and now it’s
September already!! I’ve been spending my last few weeks of warm weather (well, kind of
warm) cramming in as much summer as I possibly can. One of my favorite warm weather
meals to make is Fajitas and with Fajitas, comes Pico De Gallo. Growing up, my mom
would make this pretty much all summer long. Back then I just didn’t appreciate Cilantro
like I should and she would always make me a batch without it. Now I’ve realized just how
magically delicious Cilantro can be.! Mom might kill me for giving away her recipe but trust
me, she’s still holding onto some secrets! While mine may taste fantastic, it’s still missing a
few ingredients I know she’s never told me! So without further ado, here is my take on
Mom’s Pico De Gallo!
I have graduated from the Wilton cake decorating class course one! Woo hoo! I am so pumped to be on my way to decorating cakes and cupcakes. Have you taken the Wilton courses before? If so what did you think of them? Don't forget if you haven't already to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to check out all of my finished projects!
Now on to the good stuff it's time for part two in the series. This is what we are going to make with those Buttery Crust we made last week There is something about this recipe especially when it first comes out of the oven. The warm fresh blueberries look and smell amazing! Well my mouth is officially watering just thinking about it! Happy Treats!
Hello my friends! Well this week will be my last Level one Wilton baking class. So stay tuned for pics of my final project! As usual I will be posting pics on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. I can't wait to share with you all the final cake. I am very excited and nervous to see how it will turn out! Now on to the Buttery Crust! So during my journey, making all things small and sweet, my best friend of 21 years Amy gave me this wonderful Little Pies and Little Cakes cookbook. I was so excited to see all the things I love turned into bite-sized treats. So today's recipe with actually be something we use for many recipes in the future. Grab you r rolling pin and your flour and let's get messy! Happy Treats!
Ok my friends I asked what I should do with my very ripe bananas and you all came back with some great ideas. I will be making all of these things in the future I hope but this time I decided on banana pancakes. I have a big love for breakfast so pancakes were fitting. I suggest you start freezing your ripe bananas because you will want to make these all the time for a breakfast treat! Happy Treats!Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small, very ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together mashed banana, milk, eggs, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
3. Fold wet mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix or your pancakes will be tough! The batter will be slightly lumpy.
4. Put butter into a skillet and fry up your pancakes as normal. (put about a third a cup of batter into pan, flip when batter is bubbly)
recipe from a bitchin kitchen
I am linked up with
So I decided it's time to get back to basics my friends. Today I made an Almond Cupcake. This cupcake is actually built off of a classic yellow cake. I was inspired this week to do a classic cake because I went to my first cake decorating class. I am super excited to expand my decorating abilities and add cakes and cupcakes to my portfolio! So stay tuned and be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of my photos and finished projects from my classes!
1 1/2 cups of lightly salted butter, softened
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp almond extract
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of ground almonds
1/2 cup and 1/3 cup of self-rising flour
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix together butter and sugar in a bowl with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating between each addition. (If they are added too quickly, the batter will separate and the cake won't be as light.)
3. Sift in the flour and then stir with a metal spoon. As soon as the ingredients are combined, gently stir in the milk.
4. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely, then ice, add some slivered almonds and enjoy! Happy Treats!
adapted from Mini Cakes and Pies book
I am linked up with Tidy Mom, Lady Behind the Curtain, The Mandatory Mooch, and Recipes for My Boys
Hello my friends! I am super excited about today's post. My favorite baking buddy and bestie is doing a guest post on some delicious brownies! So without further ado welcome Ashley!
My First Guest Post: Cake Brownies
Oh hello there! Since you don’t know me and I’m sure your momma taught you not to talk to strangers, let me introduce myself first! I’m Ashley! Best Friend to Cassie, baking enthusiast and lover of all things miniature and fuzzy. I live in St. Louis with my dear husband and 2 fluffy kittens. I work in Broadcast Media but my true passion is baking. Cassie asked me to share a little something with you today and so I thought, what better way to make new friends than to feed them tasty treats!?
These brownies are my husband’s personal favorites. He doesn’t eat much in the way of sweets but brownies are always on his treat list and these brownies especially. We also practice clean eating, so box mixes are not allowed, and since these are so simple, there’s no need for a box mix anyway!
My favorite details about this recipe are that it calls for butter instead of oil, which is much healthier in the clean eating world and you could easily use applesauce instead to make them with less fat and calories. Also, they are not super sweet, so if I am really craving some chocolate, I can whip up a batch of frosting to put on top for some extra sweet flavor. I mean, who doesn’t love a reason to add MORE chocolate!? The texture is more like a chocolate cake anyway, so much so, I have actually adapted this recipe a few times to make chocolate cake. Bouncy and soft and simple! I really hope you enjoy them. Let us know how you like them or how you adapted them in the comments below. Thanks again to Cassie for letting me share!
Pour evenly into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
½c melted butter
1c white sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
½ c flour
1/3c cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ chopped walnuts (optional)
○ Preheat oven to 350०
○ Greast 9x9 pan
○ In a medium bowl, mix butter, sugar and vanilla
○ Beat in eggs one at a time until well blended.
○ In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
○ Gradually stir into egg mixture until well blended.
○ Stir in walnuts, if desired.
○ Pour evenly into pan.
○ Bake 20-25 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan.
Tired of the some old banana bread? Jazz up my recipe found here
with a half cup to a cup of your favorite treat. I chose chocolate chips but your options are endless! What are you going to add to your banana bread? Happy Treats!