Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Cookies



I love cinnamon rolls, but I don't buy them from the store, because there are so many calories in just one, and you cant just eat one!  (I do make them and there are fewer calories in the ones I make~ recipe coming soon) I started thinking I am going to make some cookies that taste like a cinnamon roll and that are a healthier version!  Well I did it, and am so excited, for my first time they turned out great, the kiddies LOVED them!  
While they were baking; the kitchen smelled like cinnamon roll heaven.  

CINNAMON ROLL COOKIES

Cookie Dough
3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
Filling
1 tbsp water
1 egg white
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Icing
1/4 cup fat free milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Directions
In a medium-sized mixing bowl mix together the sugar, butter and vanilla on medium speed about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add flour and stir until the dough comes together. Flatten into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour.
Lightly flour a piece of  waxed paper and roll the dough into a rectangle.
In a small bowl whisk the egg white and water together until foamy. In a separate small bowl whisk the sugar and cinnamon together. Brush the egg white all over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over top.
Starting with a long edge roll the dough carefully into a log sealing the edge with the egg white. Wrap in plastic or waxed paper and freeze until firm.
Set oven to 350.  Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 1/2-inch slices. Bake for 12 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool.
Sift powdered sugar into a bowl and whisk in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies.

*Tweaked recipe from 

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion








Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Sugar Cookies


I am so ready for Spring! We have had snow, cold temps, ice, hail in March 2014.  Today it is raining but it is 60 degrees, this week its supposed to be 60 and up so we will see if Spring is on its way to Eastern Shore, MD!  

It might not be beach weather yet, but in the kitchen it sure is.  I made Spring Sugar Cookies, they came out beautiful and delicious.




I have a couple of Book Reviews for March on my blog now, go check them out so you can have something good to read!

Farmers Market is OPENING on April 23rd, so I will be busy with that and the opening up of my bakery shop has been pushed back which is fine with me, I am walking with the Lord through this entire journey! 

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

March Book Reviews - (Young Woman of Faith Bible / Forgiving our Mothers and Fathers / 4 Book Series Inscribed Collection)



About the book:
Popular study Bible for girls 8 and up, now available in the updated NIV.
Designed to encourage girls ages 8 and up to develop a habit of studying God's Word, this Bible is filled with engaging features to help them learn more about themselves and their relationship with God. Weekly studies and many of the side notes are linked to the women's study Bible, the NIV Women of Faith Study Bible, allowing mothers and daughters to share God's Word together.
My Review~ 5 out of 5 stars
When I saw that this bible was up to review, I knew I had to get it.  So glad I did it is so colorful and the inside pages are so well put together, any age girl would love to carry this bible. What really caught my eye is that the inside has so many great features, for example:
-Book Introductions
-Weekly Bible Studies
-Side Notes
-Journal
-I Believe
-Memory Verse Challenge
I wish when I was a young girl coming up in the church that they would of had this kind of bible available.  It also has a concordance in the back of the book if you need to look up a specific scripture, and maps.  I will be putting this up for my own daughter she is almost 4, I will give it to her in a couple of years.  This is a great bible for young woman of Faith!
I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review


About the book:
“If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.”
Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent?
Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard invite you to walk with them as they explore the following questions:
  • What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all?
  • How do we honor those who act dishonorably toward us, especially when those people are as influential as our parents? * Can we ever break free from the “sins of our fathers”?
What does forgiveness look like in the lives of real parents and children? Does forgiveness mean I have to let an estranged parent back into my life? Is it possible to forgive a parent who has passed away?
Through the authors’ own compelling personal stories combined with a fresh look at the Scriptures,Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers illustrates and instructs in the practice of authentic forgiveness, leading you away from hate and hurt toward healing, hope, and freedom.
My Review ~ 4 out of 5 stars
When I first saw the title of this book I said I got to read this book, so glad I did.  Many of us are walking around with unforgiveness in our hearts, and yes I was once one of them.  This book broke down all the different areas of forgiving those especially your Mother and Father who have heart us.
I found out that if you harbor those feelings and not forgive it will take over your mind, body and soul, it will also take over your health and I am a true witness to this.  In the book each chapter had a reference for example: 
Becoming Jonah: Running from our stories
Daring to Confess: The Sins of our Fathers
The Heart of Forgiving
and more...
The book went from the beginning all the way to the end, when you enter into the land of FREEDOM and when that happens how FREE you will fill, a burden is off your back, your mind is not occupied with mess.  We have to remember we sin each and every day, and guess what our heavenly father forgives us over and over and over again.  So why cant we forgive those who have harmed us, lied to us, hurt us and so on.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone because we are deal with unforgiveness. 
I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review

I was so excited to be able to review 4 books that were written by woman for woman, Inscribed Studies, bible studies for woman.  They were all inspirational and I learned alot.
~Amazed and Confused
~ Dive Deeper
~Living Ordinary
~Living so that (Making faith filled choices in the midst of a messy life) - The title alone made me pick this book up first, because this is what is going on in my life right now and once I started reading the book it was like I was the one writing it. 
The chapters say it all: God Spoke so that..Pray so that...Trials come so that... this is exactly where I am at in my walk with the Lord on getting this buisness in a store front, I know that god already has the perfect spot picked out for me. James 1:2-4 Let your light shine so that..if we always have a frown on our faces or never nothing nice to say how are we going to have God work through us to others.  I can go on and on about this wonderful and blessed book that was written with me in mind.
I would highly recommend this book series to all woman who need an uplift or a blessed study from woman to woman.
I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review

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