Tuesday, November 29, 2011

. . . Cookie Time Tuesday- Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies . . .

I used to work for a great retail store that carried mini chocolate chip cookies that were to die for.  I could never eat just one and I've tried to figure out a good recipe that tastes like those and have never found one that is quite right until now.  These are amazing little cookies.  I know I had a mini cookie last week but for just a nice simple treat these are perfect!  I like that they are bite size too so they look so cute packaged up.  If you haven't been to Two Peas and Their Pod where this recipe came from then you have to stop by and check the amazing recipes out.

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 Print Recipe HERE
 Gather ingredients
Mix butter and sugars until fluffy
Add in dry ingredients
Mix in mini chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes
Cool on wire racks then enjoy!

I know you will love these!

Friday, November 25, 2011

. . . Black Friday Special . . .

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

. . . Happy Thanksgiving . . .

As many people will be doing I'm going to be enjoying the next few days eating Turkey, Shopping, Seeing Movies and Enjoying Family so I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  
There will not be any Fun Friday Finds this week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

. . . CookieTimeTuesday-Mini PB Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies . . .

Anything mini always seems better so of course I got excited when I saw these cute little cookies over at Cookie Madness.  I had to give them a go and they were delicious!  They make the perfect gift for friends and family because of their size and the quantity the recipe makes.  I think you will really enjoy these!

 Print Recipe HERE

Yummy Goodness!

Friday, November 18, 2011

. . . FunFridayFinds-Improv Challenge Edition . . .

I love being involved in the Improv Cooking Challenge and have decided that the Friday after each Challenge I'll dedicate Fun Friday Finds to some of my favorite recipes from the months challenge.  This month our assignment was Cream Cheese and Pumpkin and there turned out to be some amazing recipes!  Yummy yummy!!

• Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake @ Cook Lisa Cook
• Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes @ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
• Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes @ Life's Simple Measures
• Pumpkin Pudding Cream Cheese Cake @ Hearty Appletite

• Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles @ The Rickett Chronicles
• Pumpkin Whoopie Pies @ The Cultural Dish
• Pumpkin Butter Cake Minis @ Sweet Treats & Good Eats
• Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls @ Edesia's Notebook

Which was your favorite?  I can't wait to make some of these yummy recipes!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

. . . Turkey Treat Bag Topper Download . . .

I always like to make sure I send my son's classmates home with a treat for each holiday and treat toppers make every treat look cuter.  I loved my Gobble Till You Wobble Print so much I decided to use the turkey again and do a very simple but cute treat topper.  You can download it HERE for FREE!

These are so simple because all you have to do is print them out on an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock and cut to fit a snack sized ziploc bag.  Then fold them in half and staple to the top of the bag filled with your choice of treats.  

I am using mini cookies for my son's treat bags but there would be lots of cute things you could put in them.

 Download HERE

Easy and Fun for the kids to help with!  Add the Gobble Till You Wobble Print to an inexpensive frame and you have your teacher's gifts taken care of too.

. . . Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread . . .

It is time for another Improv Cooking Challenge hosted by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker!  This month our assignment was to use Cream Cheese and Pumpkin!  Yummy combo don't you think?

I love pumpkin!  I couldn't think of a better combo for a spread other than cream cheese and pumpkin and then add in some pecans and you are set!  This was just a "dump" recipe that turned out so good!  I made some with pecans and some without.  This is amazing on bagels but could be used as a dip or spread for ginger snaps, graham crackers or Nilla wafers.

I hope you enjoy!

Print recipe HERE
 Enjoy on a fresh toasted bagel!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

. . . Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars . . .

I'm so super excited to be posting here at Delightfully Noted's Blog!  Jennifer and I have developed a great friendship through our online chats and I was honored when she asked me to share something with her readers.  

It's November and all I can think of is Thanksgiving and the big meal and all the delicious desserts!  I saw this recipe recently in the Cuisine at Home Magazine and just had to give it a try.  It does have a lot of ingredients but it's a very good dessert.  I like it cold better than room temp so I'd recommend putting it in the fridge.  

 Print Recipe HERE

You will need:
2 Sticks of unsalted butter, softened
⅔ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 ⅔ Cups Flour
½ tsp. Salt
6 Eggs
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
¾ Cup White Sugar
1 Can Pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
2 Tbsp. Bourbon
1 tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Ground Cloves
3 Cups Pecan Halves

 • Gather ingredients
• Line baking dish with foil making sure to leave overhang on all sides
• Cream brown sugar and butter
• Add flour and combine until crumbly

 • Press dough into the foil lined pan.  Spray the back side of a spatula to smooth crust
• Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven
• For the filling beat eggs and sugars until well combined
• Add pumpkin, spices, bourbon, and syrups and blend well

 • Add pecans right before you are ready to add to the crust
• Pour batter into hot crust
• Pecans should lay at the top of the mixture
• Bake for 45 minutes

 • Flip upside down on a cutting board and cut into pieces
• Serve with ice cream or whipped cream

"Delightfully" Delicious!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

. . . CookieTimeTuesday-Nutella Cookies . . .

How can you possibly gone wrong with nuts and Nutella?  I don't know if you can because these cookies are amazing.  They are very addictive!  I made the mistake of not reading the recipe all the way through and started making these at 8:00 at night and then realized it said to chill for 4 hours or overnight so even though I was rushing to get these made I just couldn't bake them at midnight.  They definetely need to be chilled when you make them even though it may seem like the dough is too dry because once you start forming them into balls it warms right up and softens to be very pliable.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we are at my house.

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Print recipe HERE
You will need:
 2 Cups Flour
¼ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 Stick unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Nutella
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Finely chopped peanuts or hazelnuts
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• Gather ingredients
• Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside
• Cream butter and sugar
• Add eggs one at a time then add vanilla and nutella

• Add your flour mixture to the Nutella mixture and mix well
• Chill dough for at least 4 hours
• Roll chilled dough into balls and roll in nuts
• Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes


Enjoy these yummy cookies!

Friday, November 11, 2011

. . . FunFridayFinds-Thanksgiving Downloads . . .

As always the blog world is overflowing with so many adorable free downloads for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  I decided to share a few of my favorites that I have come across.

I hope you will stop by and visit some of these blogs and grab some downloads.

 • Iron On Decals @ Delightfully Noted
• Fall Download @ Eighteen25
• Thanksgiving Download @ ellinee
• Thankful Print @ 4Shared

 • Thanksgiving Print @ Eye Candy Event Details
• Grateful Print @ Landee See, Landee Do
• Thanksgiving Table Printables @ Shindig Parties To Go
• Thanksgiving Tags and Labels @ Peonies and Poppyseeds

• Blessings Print @ Rebecca Cooper
• Turkey Download @ Itsy Bitsy Paper
If you have a freebie you are sharing please leave a comment with a link!

. . . Thanksgiving Download . . .

Thanksgiving is coming so fast and I'm guilty of not really decorating for it.  I keep some pumpkins out and a few fall things but once Halloween is over my mind starts to jump right to Christmas.  I decided I needed something around the house that had to do with Thanksgiving so I created a free download to decorate with.  I love this little Turkey with his necktie!  I hope you enjoy him too.  

Simply Download the image and print on card stock and trim to fit a 5x7 frame or you can mount it on scrapbook paper and put it in a larger frame.  Or simply print it and put it on an easel in a fall display.


 Download Here
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 Print out the download and trim to size.  Mount the download to scrapbook paper and frame in a frame that works for your decorations.

 I added green ric rak to the frame with some glue and then added buttons and a bow.


Linking Here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

. . . Daily Deals from Itsy Bitsy Paper . . .

I love opening my email every morning to see what new daily deals I have waiting for me.  I decided I would offer a Daily Deal from Itsy Bitsy Paper during this holiday season.  It's a great way to get affordable gifts for your friends and family or even yourself.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

. . . Holiday Schedule . . .

I know the loyal readers that stop by Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog might be ordering Stationery or Notepads for gifts this holiday season so I wanted to make sure to post my Turnaround Time and Shipping Schedule.  I want to make sure I can get everyone their gifts on time. 

I look forward to working with you soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

. . . CookieTimeTuesday-Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies . . .

I have seen a lot of recipes recently for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies but this one has a little bit of a different twist with the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.  Wow, are they amazing!  

I made a batch with the frosting and one without and they were delicious either way.  I think it depends on the amount of sweetness you want.

Print Recipe HERE
You will need:
4 C. Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Allspice
2 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Salt
2 C. Margarine
2 C. Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
2 Tbl. Vanilla Extract
15 ounce can of Pumpkin
2 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
3-1 ounce Semi Sweet Chocolate Squares
3 ounces softened Cream Cheese
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 ¼ C. Powdered Sugar
Coffee or Half and Half to thin frosting

• Gather ingredients
• Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. 
• Add vanilla, eggs and pumpkin and combine well.  Then add flour and spice mixture to the pumpkin batter.
• Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased or parchment paper lined baking sheet

• Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then cool completely
• For frosting melt 3 squares of semi sweet chocolate
• Add chocolate to the cream cheese and vanilla and mix well
• Add powdered sugar until well combined then add coffee or half and half to thin frosting

• I added about 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee to the frosting to get the right thickness
• Frost cookies and then enjoy!

These were so good!  They can definitely be served with or without the frosting.
I hope you enjoy the recipe