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Edible Pens!!

...okay, not TOTALLY edible!!!  I stumbled upon these pens at Michael's and couldn't be more EXCITED!!!  I LOVE pens... and NOW, food writers!!  I'm SO excited to use these!!!


Check back soon!!

Valentine's Short Bread Cookies

I was trying to advantage of the occasion and made some yummy Short Bread cookies!  I forgot to take photos of the process because it was a last minute baking impulse!
I used the recipe I found on www.joyofbaking.com -one of my favorite websites! Shortbread Cookies:2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon (2 grams) salt 1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup (60 grams) powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract
You can also make a non-traditional cookie by adding: 1/2 cup of chocolate chips = choco chip short bread 1 tablespoon of instant espresso powder = coffee short bread 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon = cinnamon short bread 1 tablespoon of finely chopped orange or lemon zest = citrus short bread
You can also replace 1/2 cup of all purpose flour with cornstarch for a more delicate texture.
Instructions:

Valentine's Day Heart Lolli-Cakes

I FINALLY got a chance to take photos of my step-by-step Lolli-Cakes, just in time for Valentine's Day!  Everyone at the office LOVED them- and said they were moist and yummy!  I was so exhausted at the end of it all, I didn't get to taste it- probably better anyway; my muffin top is big enough!!  


Bake your cake as directed on the box.  Let it cool completely.  I crumbled half of the cake and added half a block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (other brands just don't work right).  Later I did the remaining cake and cream cheese.


You can use utensils, I prefer my hands!!  ...Don't worry I'm a germ-a-phobe and I washed my hands very, very well with HOT water!


Your mixture shouldn't be crumb-y.  It should have the texture of cookie dough.  What you're looking for is a smooth, non-lumpy, semi-sticky mixture.  I'll tell you why in a bit...


I'm mad I forgot to take a photo of the packaging, but this is a Wilton brand cookie cutter from Michael's (my favorit…