Thursday, May 10, 2012

Frosted Cookie Bites

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
1/2 Crisco
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
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 Extract
heavy 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.
Printable Recipe


Nedra said...

The piping makes them look so pretty! And I've heard of the book. A must read someday.

Beth said...

These look yummy - what a fun book club treat!

Chaya said...

You make them look so pretty. I admire your ability and patience.

Would you link this to Bake with Bizzy, if you have a moment?

Unknown said...

You can blame it on whoever you want but these look great!!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

These are beautiful, Cindy!!! Perfect for a party cookie tray :)

Erin said...

Oh yum! Yes, please. They look so good!

Jenn Erickson said...

Mmmm...the almond buttercream on top sounds absolutely dreamy! I love the book club tie in too! Can't wait to spotlight your post on Facebook tomorrow!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I just had some of these yesterday and wondered how they were made! They were wonderful! THanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Yum yum yum. Your recipes are making me crave sweets! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, my, these look divine! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Talking too Much. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Call Me PMc said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Monday, I was a co-host this week, would love if you would follow me

Unknown said...

Haha - oh I wish a Brownie a day kept monsters away. At my house it's more like 'a brownie a day must be shared with all 4 little monsters' :) These look delicious (and share-able). Thanks so much for sharing!