A few weeks ago one of my friends asked me to do some cookies for her daughter’s “Sweet 16” Birthday Party. The theme was a Victoria Secret Theme.
They turned out cute, co-ordinated with her other sweet 16 decorations and cake, and the guests really liked them.
Another grand-daughter was having a “Spa” themed birthday party the following week and wanted some of the cookies too. She turned “12” so I made these.
I bought the dog cookie cutter at a kitchen store in our mall and for the other cookies I just used heart shaped and a round cookie cutter. I did not take great pictures as I did not really plan to post them but they are a cute idea so I wanted to share them.
I used my recipe for decorated sugar cookies.
A few weeks ago one of my daughters and I were talking about The Andy Griffith show and Mayberry. She said to me “Mom after your generation no one will even know what Mayberry was about”. I started thinking about it and am hoping that is not true. But do most of the younger generations know who Lucille Ball, Vivian Leigh or John Wayne are??
Everyone around my age (62) grew up watching a show on television that transported us to a magical town called Mayberry.
It was a quaint, little old fashioned town, made up of kind, hardworking people with good morals. There was no serious crime and families were close. People were kind to their neighbors. Children showed respect to their parents and romance was not the sex scenes we now have on television. I know that for myself, I wanted to live my adult life in a place like this.
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This recipe for Raspberry Lime Cookie cups is not only pretty to look at, it tastes delicious.
This recipe that I created for a summertime party is light, refreshing, and looks so pretty on your serving tray. It is a winning combination of sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and raspberry preserves, topped with a fresh raspberry and lime slice.
Raspberry Lime Cookie Cups
- 1 (16.5oz) roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1/4 cup crumbs from graham cracker ready made pie crust (may use graham cracker crumbs)
- 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 medium limes, washed
- 1/4 cup red raspberry preserves
- 24 medium fresh raspberries, washed and dry
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 (12 cup) mini cheesecake pans with removable bottoms, with no stick cooking spray.
- Break up and crumble the cookie dough into a large mixing bowl. Add the graham cracker crumbs and combine well, using hands. Divide the dough into 24 equal size balls, about 1-inch each. Press a ball into the bottom of each cup to form a crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven to a wire cooling rack. Using the end of a wooden spoon, make a slight indentation in each cookie cup.
- Meanwhile, combine the sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese in a medium size saucepan. Cut 6 slices from one of the limes (1/4 inch each). Squeeze the juice from the remaining part of that lime into the saucepan. Set the slices aside. Zest the remaining 2 limes and set this aside. Cut each of the limes in half and squeeze the juice from them into the saucepan with sweetened condensed milk. Cook the milk, cream cheese and lime juice over a low heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to bubble and starts to thicken; about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Spoon equal amounts of the filling (about 1 Tablespoon) onto each cookie crust. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Using a toothpick, lightly swirl into the filling. Chill pans for 1 hour. Loosen the cookie cups around the edges with a small plastic knife. Return to refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Carefully, remove the cookie cups from pan by pushing the bottom disc upward with fingers. Remove disc from bottom of crust using a butter knife. Transfer to a serving platter. Cut each lime slice into 4 wedges. Garnish each cookie cup with a lime wedge pointed into the filling, and a raspberry. Sprinkle lime zest over the cookie tops. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- I like to use a ready made graham cracker crust instead of the plain graham cracker crumbs because it is a little moister and has a sweeter taste. Plain crumbs works fine though.
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Strawberry season is coming soon and here is a recipe I would love for you to try.
This recipe is a fun one to make, especially when you have delicious, fresh strawberries. It is quick, easy, and anything with mascarpone cheese in the filling has to be wonderful.
Continue reading STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE BREAKFAST RING
I decided that this summer I will get the grandchildren together, as their busy schedules permit and do actual cooking classes.
Continue reading GRANDMA HONEY’S COOKING CLASSES
I have always loved to be in the kitchen creating recipes with my grandchildren. They know how I love to cook, bake, and enter cooking contests and I think that excitement has been passed on to them. They have been the inspiration for many of my contest recipes.
When they are small, we move a stool over to the kitchen counter or bring their small table into the kitchen. As they grow older, they have taken over the kitchen at times. They will even call me to tell me an idea they had for a recipe. See how much fun we have baking and cooking together!
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This past week I have been seeing all of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel as well as the Hallmark Christmas Ornament Event on Saturday.
Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN JULY
What a “sweet” day this is for sure! Baking and decorating sugar cookies is one of my favorite things to do. I grew up doing this with my mother, carried on the tradition for my children, and now do this for my grandchildren.
Here is a previous blog post I did on decorated sugar cookies and the recipe I have used for many years. Sugar Cookies for all Occasions
Have a great day and hopefully eat a sugar cookie with someone you love