Saturday, May 22, 2010

jess' golden graham treats...

jess brought these to recipe club quite a while ago, & they are so simple & yummy! with school almost out, we all need to stock up on recipes to keep our little ones sweet & happy. also, this is a great one to let the little ones help out with.

{jess' golden graham treats}

1- 18 oz box Golden Graham cereal

1 bag mini-marshmallows

1 stick butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup milk chocolate chips

In a large pot over medium heat, melt together butter & marshmallows. Mix in cereal. Pour out & flatten onto a greased cookie sheet. In separate microwave safe bowls, on half power, melt chocolate chips in microwave. Cook 1 minute, stir & then melt again 30 seconds at a time. Drizzle melted chocolate, one flavor at a time, over treats.

** you can also substitute white chocolate chips instead of milk.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

heather's root beer cookies...

with warming weather teasing us, outdoor cooking is just around the corner! this is such a great dessert for a potluck or any other summer occasion. don't for get end of school parties! these little babies are perfect for kids!!!

{picture courtesy of cafe johnsonia}

{Heather’s Root Beer Cookies}

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup margarine

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1 tsp. root beer extract

2 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix first three ingredients. Stir in water & root beer extract. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Refrigerate 1 hour. If dough is sticky, add a little flour. Roll into small balls & bake for 6-8 minutes. frost after completely cooled.

{root beer frosting}

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. rootbeer extract
a few tablespoons hot water

in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until light & whipped. add powdered sugar & continue to mix until combined. add extract & enough hot water to make spreadable.