Tuesday, October 11, 2011

*Whistles Super Loud to Catch Your attention!* INTRODUCING..........

KIMBERLY: Hey everybody! *Whistles even louder to get your attention*!  My friend has something to say so listen up! *winks* We're the Bakin_Goddesses so we can "command your attention" *Laughs really hard*

SHAUNI:  *Facepalm* Sorry I just realized I haven't introduced myself to all the followers.

My name is Shauni and I have joined with Kim to be a Bakin_Goddess. I thought I would tell you a little about myself. I'm 32 married to a great guy (sometimes) I have 3 kids (I'm not going to say 3 wonderful kids cause everyone says that. I will be the first to admit my kids are spoiled brats) and I have tons of pets (13). I love to read and when not reading I bake.

KIMBERLY:  You have no CLUE how much fun this chick is! She's CRAZY! The bitch breaks out into song for no apparent reason! She keeps me laughing! We are all going to have so much fun with her here!  We love the same kinds of books, movies, TV shows, and HELLO!!!! We can't forget BAKING!  As a matter of fact, I think Shauni is going to share a recipe with us!

SHAUNI: *Breaking out singing* Gonna bake and read books woohoo *Thinking* yes I do believe I will share some recipes. 

KIMBERLY:  Rubbing hands together....Yummy, calorie-filled, dessert recipes?????? CHOCOLATE????

SHAUNI: *laughing * No Kim not chocolate Pumpkin it is the season for PUMPKIN *winks* I can share a chocolate recipe for the price of 1 million dollars *evil laugh*

KIMBERLY: *Frowns slightly* Can we add chocolate to the top????  (Can you tell I'm a total chocaholic?) *Sigh* Ok....If we HAVE to have pumpkin this time, next time I'm posting a chocolate recipe! So post on my sister Goddess and let's see what yummy creation you have!

SHAUNI: *smiles*  Well Just cause I love you Kim, I will post 2 recipes without the fee. *seeing Kim jump up and down I laugh*

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream cheese frosting

Ingredients
For the cookies:


    1 cup sugar
    2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
    2 tablespoons Maple syrup
    2 eggs
    1 cup canned pumpkin
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
    1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    Pinch ground cloves
    2 1/2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    Pinch of salt

For the frosting:

    2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
    1 cup confectioners sugar
    1/4 cup milk
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Zest of one lemon

For Garnish:

    Whole pecans

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and eggs. Mix to incorporate. Add the pumpkin and mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool on racks. When cool, ice with the cream cheese frosting.

For the Frosting: In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, add the cream cheese. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more milk. Fold in the lemon zest. When cookies are cool spread with some of the frosting. Garnish with a whole pecan.


Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    1 cup margarine
    3/4 cup white sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray (I use butter flavored) and set aside.
    Combine cream cheese, margarine, and sugars. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients slowly and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix.
    Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Enjoy!

KIMBERLY:  I think I just rolled over in a vat of Cream Cheese and DIED!!! What a wonderful way to go!!! Those both sound delish!  See what an awesome addition Shauni is going to be?? Two Bakin_Goddesses in one blog -- Man you all are lucky!!!

We are in the process of having the blog redesigned by KLB Virtual Events! So......As soon as that goes live, we will be posting some more great recipes and have some awesome giveaways!  Right Shauni? Should we give them some hints as to what we're going to give away *evil grin* or make them wait until giveaway time?

SHAUNI:  *thinking* hmmmm maybe we can give just a few small hints*comes in closer and whispers* ok here is the hint ......... You will love them. That's all I'm saying *Laughing*

KIMBERLY:  Dayam! She's brutal! She's gonna keep us all on our toes *chuckles*.  Ok, ya'll come in real close......No! Closer! SHAUNI -- TURN AROUND! *whispering very quietly*...There will be at least one cookbook, some other books and some other things we have been saving for the big reveal of our new blog layout.  Ya'll hang tight! The big fun is coming!!

Now aren't you glad Shauni is joining us?  Give her a warm welcome because she's all Goddess and she needs to hang out for a good, long while!  You wanna say bye Shauni? *Turns and nudges her to get her attention*

SHAUNI: *turns around* What? Oh Bye all you Goddesses make sure you check back soon

PSSST::::: Don't forget to leave a comment welcoming Shauni! *Turns to look and see if she's listening* Ya'll will have so much fun with her!

Keep Reading Dearhearts!
Bakin_Goddesses

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