Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bake Sale Cookoff Recipes

Time for another post showcasing recipes from the Old-Fashioned Bake Sale Cookbook. As usual, these are all quite delicious.

Oatmeal Brownie Gems
1/9/16

You can't go wrong with M&M's and brownie mix, and adding oatmeal gives the illusion that maybe these bars are a bit healthy!

Toffee Brownie Bars
1/21/17

As you can see, it takes about a year to make one recipe from each section, so in January we were back to brownies. This version is similar to our Four-Layer-Dessert with a crust topped with brownie topped with chocolate and nuts. You can find the recipe here.

Captivating Caterpillar Cupcakes
2/20/16

Remember, this is a bake sale cookbook, and there are going to be eye-catching recipes. This is one of them. Basically it's an ordinary cupcake, but decorated to look like a caterpillar crawling on the grass. Although it took a bit of patience during the decorating step, the most difficult part of this recipe was finding star-shaped nonpareil decors! 


Brownie Peanut Butter Cupcakes
4/1/2017

Instead of jelly bean caterpillars, the next cupcake recipe used Reese's Pieces for decoration, and had a little peanut butter surprise inside to catch the buyers' attention! To make the filling, combine 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 egg. Form the mixture into 18 balls and place one in each of 18 foil baking cups. Then top with prepared brownie batter and the candies before baking.


There's the surprise filling!
Pumpkin Bread
11/22/14 - plain with cream cheese
7/18/15 - with nuts and preserves
3/19/16 - with raisins and cream cheese frosting
6/10/17 - with nuts and raisins and ice cream

This recipe comes with quite a few variations. We've been waiting a long time for the one topped with ice cream! However, when I make pumpkin bread in the future, I think I'll stick to my niece's recipe.


Cinnamon Roll Cookies
9/4/16

When I decided to make them for Father's Day this cookbook must have been where I recalled seeing a recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cookies. Although I used a different recipe than the one in this book, they're actually quite similar, and if we make them again we'll probably use the other one, because it adds a cream cheese frosting drizzle.


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