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April 18, 2014

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies!

These are a no brainer.
As in… my child will even eat these sort of no brainer!
Soooooooo delicious!



INGREDIENTS:
Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinammon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soft butter (not margarine)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup large oats (not the quick kind)
1 1/4 cup grated carrot

Icing
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/4 cups icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla


DIRECTIONS:
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinammon, ginger and nutmeg.
In a second bowl mix butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Mix with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
Mix wet and dry ingredients lightly, then fold in carrots and oats.

For icing, mix butter and cream cheese and blend on high until smooth.
Add icing sugar and vanilla.

Preheat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Drop dough onto a cookie sheet spreading cookies approx. 2 inches apart.
Bake 11-14 minutes (until lightly golden brown).
Let cool to room temperature before adding icing.

Place a small amount of icing into a pastry bag (or ziploc baggie with the end snipped off - my preferred method, no mess).
Pipe a small (or large) amount of icing between two cookies making a sandwich.

CHOMP!
Seeeeeee… so yummy!

I may add raisins to the cookies another time, or of course chocolate chips.

Thanks to Annie's Eats for a version of this recipe.

April 16, 2014

Easter prep!

Last night we started the Easter Egg preparations.
Someone is pretty pumped about Eggs, and hunting for eggs, and treats!
We are hoping to catch a glimpse of Mr. Peter Cottontail himself, that would be a big deal.  BIG!


We ate a lot of chocolate.
We colored a lot of eggs.
And we took a few breaks in between to play with Lego.
I'm pretty sure we will be eating egg salad sandwiches (with crusts off!) all week long!


The attention span often only lasts 5 minutes… we continue to make memories at our house.
The set up time is always longer than the activity itself, totally worth the efforts.
Feeling really grateful going into the long weekend.
My cold is lifting, my knee limp is less obvious, and we have a lot of fun plans (doing a lot of nothing) in our favorite happy place, FERNIE!

April 13, 2014

Farm adventures.

A few more from our farm adventures this week…

He climbed fences, lined up wiggle cars, got dirty, and "checked on Papa's horses"….
Not a bad way to start the weekend!



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