Day 11 of 12 Day of Guest Bloggers: Carlye from Carlye’s Cakery

I thought it would be really fun to include a guest blogger who provides a baking activity you can do with your kids. Thankfully, my college friend, Carlye runs Carlye’s Cakery. Go check out her Instagram or Facebook, because Carlye is incredibly talented. Her confectionary masterpieces practically leave me drooling on my phone screen. So, it is a real treat to have Carlye on my blog WITH a yummy cookie recipe!

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picture2I have a business – Carlye’s Cakery – so this baking session was very different for me. The girls love to bake but most of the time it happens at their Mimi’s instead of mine. I am a perfectionist but when Bethany asked me to join in the 12 days of Christmas, I just had to get the girls in the kitchen! They were thrilled!1

Here are some pictures of my girls making the cookies. If I would have made the cookies, I would have made stiffer royal icing in order to make cute decorations. But the I gave the girls full reign! I just advised what to do. They chose the drizzle effect (and blobbing.) 😂 I love how they turned out and all the cookies are already to gone! Our family loved them! Merry Christmas!






picture3Chocolate Drop Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies or more if kids scoop them.

1.5 cups flour (try substituting whole wheat flour)

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp coarse salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

1/3 cup milk (I used vanilla soy milk)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Best in an egg and vanilla. Blend in the cooled melted chocolate. Alternatively add the flour mixture and milk, ending with flour. Drop dough by about 1.5 teaspoons onto baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until edges are set and the centers are still soft. Remove to cooling racks.

Vanilla or Peppermint Icing

Put 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup powdered sugar in three bowls. I colored one bowl with red, one with green and one white. Start with a small amount of food coloring until you get the desired color of red and green.

Add 1 tsp milk and slash of either vanilla or peppermint extract. You can really use whatever flavor you would like. Get creative!





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