Cooking with Allie and Dani

To bring in the first day of the New Year I spent the evening with the one and only, Danielle! It had been a long time since we spent quality time baking together so this day was long anticipated.

Much time was spent debating what to make and changing our minds, until we came up with a fairly random and almost too-delicious list of things to make. We decided to each make our own baked good, and then make one treat together.

To start, Danielle found her inner bread-maker and whipped up some Focaccia

Lots of kneading and dirty work went into her creation but it was definitely worth it. Nothing better than some freshly baked bread!

To get the deets on this delicious bread check our her blog!

I missed seeing how Danielle made her Focaccia due to the intense focus on my recipe of choice…

No Egg ‘Nog Scones!! I had been eyeing these babies on the blog, Peas and Thank You, and knew I needed them asap.

Egg Nog usually is very high in calories and fat for a small 1/2 cup serving, which is why I am thankful for the star of this recipe

Silk Nog! It doesn’t taste quite the same as regular egg nog, but this replacement is definitely a worthy contender. Plus its nutrition stats make these Scones guilt free so this girl is not complaining. To make this recipe you simply combine the ingredients into a dough

Form the dough into a circle

and cut into pie-shaped pieces. The recipe called for cutting the dough into 8 scones, but I wanted to share the wealth so I cut the dough into 16 pieces.

Place the slices on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. During this time make the icing, drizzle onto the cooled scones and voila! A delicious and healthier treat in no time.

The verdict? Deliciousness! I must say these scones are one of the best, and by using whole wheat flour and a healthier butter alternative they’re better for the body as well. I was so surprised/excited with the result! Thank you, Mama Pea.

After Danielle and I were both done with our respective dishes we joined forces to create a special treat from the blog Healthy Food for Living : Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate Cups! But that’s not all. Once an unopened jar of Cherry Vanilla Peanut Butter caught wind of the idea, it wanted in also.

To please everyone we decided to make an assortment of Pumpkin Cups and Peanut Butter Cups with both white and semi sweet chocolate. We had our hands full. To manage the tasks, Danielle focused on the white chocolate and peanut butter while I did the dark chocolate and pumpkin parts.

To make these bad boys, first melt the chocolate

then “paint” the cupcake liners

Freeze the chocolate and create the filling while you wait.

Then, when ready, add the filling to the frozen cups and cover with another layer of chocolate

Freeze again until firm and then take lots of pics of them!

Once that’s out of your system you will bite into one of the most delicious desserts imaginable. Genius creation. And a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Time to share with roomie & friends! Hope you enjoyed your Monday!

 

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