I’m always searching for that “perfect banana bread recipe that will make me want to come back for seconds”. And now I found it. I came up with this recipe by combining some of the components of Arlene’s Pumpkin Bread with a banana bread recipe I’ve made before (with good but not amazing results). Voila! Perfect banana bread that had me coming back for seconds.
These cutouts are softer than your usual cutouts, but they aren’t flimsy. They can withstand any frosting and decorations you add to them. They taste great too! I usually make the actual cookies ahead of time, freeze them for a week or 4, then take out what I need and decorate only those cookies. That way I always have a supply of cutout cookies in the freezer, ready to be frosted and decorated for any holiday gathering that might come up. They are super-easy to decorate straight from the freezer—no worries about breaking the cookies. But they are also sturdy enough to decorate without freezing.
Want your house to smell like a million bucks? Have an hour to spare? Just whip up a batch of cinnamon snaps! My dad introduced me to cinnamon snaps last year and I knew right away I needed the recipe so I could make them again. These cookies just ooze “fall”. They bring to mind leaves turning and fires crackling (we don’t have a fireplace) and cookies baking (duh). Suffice it to say they give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Also cinnamon snaps are in the select group of “Jake-approved” treats, so you know they must be good.
The first time I had funfetti cookies was on Easter around 5 years ago. That year, we invited our friends Sara and Jordan over for Easter dinner. I made lasagna and all the fixings, and Sara brought dessert, introducing me to funfetti cookies for the first time! We all know I love cake. And frosting. And now I can have cake and frosting packaged in a neat little cookie that I can make in less than an hour. I am forever in your debt, Sara!
A few weeks ago, my father-in-law asked me “Have you ever made cinnamon rolls?” He’s obviously on to me–he knows if he suggests a dessert, I’ll suddenly feel an overwhelming urge to make it. I’ve never made cinnamon rolls. But I love them. What’s not to love? Warm, soft, sweet, covered in icing…it’s the perfect comfort food for a brisk fall morning (or anytime!). We were having dinner at my in-laws’ house the following week, and I was bringing dessert. Why not give cinnamon rolls a try?