My favourite thing to do on Sunday’s is bake. Funny how I say that on Super Bowl Sunday. While I’ve heard so many people today state: “I can’t believe this is the last day of football for months”, I (secretly) smirk and think how happy I am to get my Sunday’s back and obtain full monopoly of the TV to catch up on my week of guilty pleasure shows.
Cookies are my favourite treat to snack on when watching my “stories”. I have been known to be a huge fan of Coronation Street and participate in marathons of Dateline NBC. These Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect compliment for going through the emotional viewer turmoil of solving murder mysteries and wondering if Tyrone will actually trick Kirsty into marrying him, only to kidnap their baby to get custody because, of course, his name was left off the birth certificate. I could not make this stuff up people! These cookies are on the sweet side. When I originally made them, I used half milk chocolate and half white chocolate chips. I would recommend using only milk or dark chocolate chips, as I found the white chocolate to be way too sweet. Regardless, these are chewy, fun and a great guilty pleasure treat.
Question – if you were stuck on a deserted island and only given one dessert to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mine, hands down, would be ice cream.
I purchased an ice cream making attachment to my KitchenAid Stand Mixer last summer and haven’t looked back. It is pretty much the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. Making ice cream with it is easy and it tastes a million times better than store bought. My absolute favourite ice cream flavour is Cold Stone Creamery’s “Birthday Cake Remix“. It combines sweet cake batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles, fudge sauce and a mashed up brownie in it. Seriously amazing. Therefore, I figured I would take a stab at making the cake batter ice cream for myself at home. I am so glad I did!
This ice cream is absolutely delicious. With a hint of cake flavour, this ice cream is rich, creamy and sweet. It is perfect on its own or with a few fun sprinkles on top. This recipe was adapted from one of my favourite food blogs – Annie’s Eats.
The holidays would not be complete without making and decorating Sugar Cookies. As you can tell from the image above, I decorate cookies like a 5 year old. Actually, a 5 year old could probably do a lot better. I still draw stick figures for people. I didn’t do very well in art class.
Claudia received this recipe from a coworker (Stacey) a few years ago. It’s very simple and makes great tasting cookies. We prefer thicker, chewier Sugar Cookies. But you can easily roll this dough out to make thinner, crispier cookies.