Blame it on book club. We were discussing Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. This is a delightful debut novel packed full of Southern Charm. Strong woman, wacky humor and good old-fashioned heart. From the moment you first step into young Cee
Cee's unique world, you'll never want to leave. We all loved this novel. One feels better for reading it.
Book Club brings treats--we went for ribbon sandwiches, brownie bites and frosted cookie bites. A Frosted Cookie Bite takes a humble Toll House Cookie and elevates it to a party status. A small cookie scoop is used to place cookie dough in a mini muffin tin. These bake to a golden brown. Don't worry if they fall in the center; this makes a perfect place to swirl some Almond Butter Cream. This is one delicious bite!
Frosted Cookie Bites
1/2 cup butter, soft
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Cream butter and Crisco till smooth, add sugars, vanilla and eggs beating after each addition. Add water.
Mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture, stir gently. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Using a small Pampered Chef Scoop put a level scoop of cookie dough in each cup of a sprayed mini muffin tin. Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes till top appears light brown. Cool in tin and remove when just cool. Frost with Almond Butter Cream Frosting. Recipe makes about 72 cookie bites. That is one big party! Dough can easily be frozen. Flash freeze dough balls and store in a freezer bag. Pop the frozen dough balls in your mini muffin pans and bake for a quick treat.
Almond Butter Cream Frosting
4 ounces very soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure Almond Extractheavy cream as needed
Mix butter and powdered sugar, add almond and a pinch of salt. Add heavy creamy until the desired consistency. Pipe on cookies as desired.