Posts Tagged ‘cream cheese’

Experiments with Snickerdoodles

What do you do when you have leftover cream cheese icing? My first thought was brownies with cream cheese icing. My daughter had other ideas, though – sandwich cookies a la Great American Cookie Co. So I made Snickerdoodles using the recipe I’ve posted before. I divided that dough in half and added 1/4 cup cocoa to half of the dough. Mmmm mmmm good!

What would I do different? I would perhaps flatten the cookies more, and I would probably use less cocoa. To tell you the truth, the chocolate version would probably work better if I made a completely separate batch so I could adjust the flour measurement. It tasted fine, but the dough was a little denser.

The whole point was to use up the cream cheese icing, but I think the icing itself was a little too thin. I’m not sure if adding a bit of powdered sugar at this point (several days after making the icing) would have worked out, but I think I would try next time.

Was  I disappointed? Not at all. Well worth a try if you’re so inclined!

Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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This cake was incredibly easy to make. All liquid ingredients are blended together in one step, then all the dry ingredients are added and blended. (This is contrary to most cakes where you should add ingredients & incorporate them gradually.) In the 3rd step you fold in the (canned, which apparently actually work better than fresh in this cake) peaches & nuts. Then bake. That’s it (besides the also-simple frosting once the cake is cooled). It was just as delicious as it looks!