Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oreo Treats

That's right I said it, Oreo Treats. These are similar to Rice Krispie Treats but substitute the cereal for delicious crushed Oreo cookies and wha-la! Let's just say that the women of this family are emotional eaters and this last week was definitely an emotional one. We topped off our last big indulgent day with these delicious little things.

I know I've got to add an apology to my good ol' friend K for coming over and enjoying some. I made her take the rest of the pan home to her boyfriend because I knew I'd wake up first thing the next morning and eat them for breakfast if I didn't. Well, I guess I can't apologize for giving her the delicious treats but I did manage to let them set up in the freezer for a bit too long and when I went to cut a few bars out of the pan for us to eat a knife went flying and may or may not have landed... quite hard... on her little baby toe. Oops, sorry bff. The darn thing was bruised the second the knife hit it and only got worse the following day when she picture messaged her foot to my phone. I was going to add a photo of her bruising foot to the blog but I thought that A) It may take away from the tastiness of the treats and B) It was a little hard to see the bruise in the photo.

So, with all that said, I recommend these if you need something easy. I would use less marshmallows next time though!

1 16 oz. pkg Oreo cookies
1 bag large marshmallows (I used the entire bag but next time I'll try only 3/4 of the bag)
4 tbsp. unsalted butter

Place the Oreos into the food processor until they are totally crushed into smooth crumbs, there shouldn't be large chunks. Melt butter and marshmallows in a large bowl and then mix in Oreo crumbs. Once combined completely, place into a non-stick cake pan that's been sprayed with non-stick spray and flatten with a spatula. Place in fridge or freezer to set up a bit before cutting and serving. I thought they were delicious out of the freezer 10-15 minutes, but I love most things out of the freezer!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lemon Cookie Re-do

I figured that since I put myself into a cookie induced coma last night that I should blog about it right? Right. I made my favorite CCC of course but I also had my mom requesting Lemon cookies too so I had to double both batches, you know, just for supply and demand reasons. I know that I've already blogged both recipes but I thought that since my Lemon cookie pictures weren't quite as pretty as I'd like them to be, I figured I would re-do them. I was dying to display something in my new white bowls from my mother-in-law and I think these were the perfect thing to do it with! Thanks again to her for the amazing new bowls she got me! It felt good to do some baking, although I have to admit that cooking in someone else's kitchen definitely throws me for a loop. Have no fear foodies, I made it through and thanks to dusting off my stand mixer and my Silpat liner, it was a success. Well, it was a diet fail, but a cooking success at least!

And stay tuned because if I'm able to convince the husband sometime soon that adding the ice cream mixer attachment to my mixer is an immediate must have.. I'll be posting some great summer recipes!