- Funfetti cakes are some of my favorites. The colorful rainbow of sprinkles that you find in each and every slice never fails to put a smile on my face. With the Funfetti Shortbread Bites from Annie’s Noms, you can get the same effect in a much smaller package. These bite sized cookies have the rainbow look of funfetti cakes with a crisp and buttery finish. These are perfect for an everyday snack or a fun dessert at a casual cocktail party. And both adults and kids will love them.
- It might be tempting to save this Apple Rose Tart from Simmer & Boyle for a special occasion because it is stunning to look at, but the tart is actually simple to make and can make any evening a special occasion. The tart is actually a vanilla bean custard tart and it is topped with over a dozen apple roses. The roses are formed with strips of fresh apple that are twisted into a coiled rose. An apple peeler is the only tool you need to make the roses – and they’re easier than you think!
- Starbucks introduced a Smoked Butterscotch Latte to their menu this week that is quite tasty, if you’re a butterscotch fan. If you don’t want to go out, however, give the Salted Butterscotch Latte from Brewed Daily a try. This delicious coffee drink is made with a homemade butterscotch sauce that is so delicious you might want to make a double batch just to keep it on hand. Once you have the sauce, you can easily whip up this drink and indulge. Whipped cream is optional, but recommended.
- Pineapple and coconut is one of my favorite combinations (though I like coconut with just about everything), so A Shaggy Dough Story‘s Pineapple Coconut Cookies caught my eye. The deceptively simple-to-look-at cookies are packed with flavor. They are made with both pineapple juice and dried pineapple, coconut milk powder and toasted coconut. They’re also drizzled with a pineapple coconut glaze. You’re sure to get both pineapple and coconut in every bite – and every bite will transport you to the tropics.
- All purpose and cake flours are often used to make scones, but they’re not the only flour that can be used to make this favorite breakfast pastry. Cookie Madness used whole wheat pastry flour in her Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scones. The pastry flour has a slightly lower protein content than regular whole wheat flour, producing scones that have a crisp exterior but are not heavy or dry inside. These are studded with dark chocolate chips to give them a rich sweetness. These travel well, so they’re a great choice when you want to do some baking to take to a brunch or other get-together.
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