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A Baking Mishap AKA Halloween Brownie Truffles

Heeeey! So I just realized that I haven’t posted recipes for the past 2 weeks. I’m so excited because the holiday season is here (kind of), and I have weeks and weeks of excuses to bake excessively! YAY!
Last week I attempted to decorate some cute Mummy, Bat, and Ghost cupcakes. Sadly… I didn’t take any “How To” pictures so I didn’t post them. But I’m making more next week so I’ll take some pictures and post them (hopefully)
 
This Sunday I wanted to make cute tombstone brownies… they were going to be little fondant tombstones, and grass, with Oreo crumbs for dirt”.
It didn’t happen. Last minute I decided to add some cut up candy bars to my favorite brownie batter. Unfortunately, those chunks all melted, and my brownies caved in. Bastards.
So… fastforward to Monday morning. I have a pile of brownies and a pantry full of baking supplies. Lucky for me, in that pantry I happen to have a can of frosting, Halloween Oreos, and a plethora of funsized candy bars. An idea was born! Truffles!
I crumbled up the brownies then added about ¾ of the frosting, chunks of 16 candy bars, and crushed Oreos. Then I shaped them into balls. Then I chilled them for an hour and dipped half in (melted) white candy melts, and half in (melted) milk chocolate. I added some Halloween candies that I bought on sale at Michaels, and wrapped some gummy worms around a few.
 
I win!
 
They came out awesome! It wasn’t what I really wanted, but they’re def yummy! It’s totally possible these might happen again.
 
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
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More Sugar Cookies!!

Because… I wanted to try this recipe. And my new cookie cutters. And some different boozy icing. And because I love sugar cookies. And… If you know me,  you know I’m sort of a political junkie, and with the Republican Convention this week and the Dems coming up, I saw these Republican & Democrat cookie cutters I had to buy & try them! I made some footballs too.
 
Dough Notes:
  • The dough recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker! It’s delish.
  • I did have to double her recipe, because there wasn’t enough dough for my purposes (tons of cookies for multiple people).
  • I made it Saturday night and left it in the fridge until Sunday, when it was time to bake.
  • Not too sticky… unless you leave it out of the fridge for too long.
  • Cut your cookies from cold dough!
  • I baked mine for about 7 minutes… but I also roll them out pretty thin.
  • This dough spread a little bit more than the Sugar Cookies I made 2 weeks ago, but they’re still very good.
 
Icing Notes:
  • I used the same icing as the other sugar cookie recipe, just changed the booze… Jager in the brown footballs, Kahlua in the red icing, and Caramel Bailey’s in the blue
  • The red icing was made with Wilton Red No Taste gel food color. Buy it. The regular red stuff is gross. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.
  • I made the recipe 3 times, 1 brown, 1 red, 1 blue.
  • The white “laces” on the football, and the white stripe & stars are made with white “candy melts”.
  • I iced the footballs, then the red halves, then the blue.
  • Next I melted the “candy melts” in the microwave following the directions on the package.
  • Pipe the laces/ lines & stars let them harden then press them gently into the cookie icing. That will help keep it in place. A few of mine fell off before I figured that out.
 
*Random Thought:  I bought some bag stands a few weeks ago, and I hate them. Maybe hate is a strong word, but I  don’t like them. I’ve been using cups. I have some 16oz tumblers that I “acquired” from the restaurant I used to work at. Put the appropriate coupler and decorating tip on your frosting bag, put it in the cup, and fold the top of the bag over the edge of the cup for easy filling!*
 
Sadly… I forgot to do a few things yesterday while I was baking and decorating. That includes taking pictures, and counting how many cookies I actually got. OOPS. It sucks ‘cuz this would have been an awesome “tutorial/ how I managed to pull this off” type of post! Damn my forgetfulness and ADD!
 
Short post today is ‘cuz I didn’t have internet access last night, and I’m about to lose it again. Even the smallest storm knocks out my service. Thanks a lot Verizon. If I had man-junk I’d tell them to “suck it”.
 
Happy Sunday Bakery! Yes, I know today is Monday… but I baked yesterday. Shush.
-Hey Waitress!!
 
 
Recipe HERE!
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