Monday, November 22, 2010

YUMMY Treats to tickle your belly!

OH goodness it has not stopped snowing here since yesterday, the kids are stuck in the house while I'm trying to work and I may pull all my hair out soon! So oh yes good times, on that note I'm making this a quick one just incase we loose power :(.
by Rather Be Baking

Peanut streusel:

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 eggs, beaten to blend
1/3 cup milk
12 slices firm white or egg bread
3 to 4 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, optional

For streusel, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon. Add peanut butter. Work into mixture using 2 forks or your fingers, until blended and crumbly. Set aside.

Blend cream cheese, sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat together the eggs and milk in a large, flat dish.

Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons cream-cheese mixture on each bread slice. Top a slice of bread with sliced bananas. Place second slice of bread with cream cheese side down on bananas. Repeat for remaining bread slices.

Spray 2 (13-by-9-inch) glass baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray. Dip a sandwich in the egg mixture, turning to coat each side. Repeat. Place 3 sandwiches in each dish; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Have oven heating to 375 degrees.

Sprinkle about 2 1/2 tablespoons streusel topping over each sandwich, pressing lightly to make it adhere to the bread slice.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Slice in half, corner to corner, for each serving, and serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Makes 12 (half-sandwich) servings

ALEXIS NOTES: I used whole wheat bread, neufchatel cream cheese (1/3 of the fat), Whole wheat flour. I didn't have a lemon so skipped the peel.
by Rather Be Baking

Caramel Apple Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup dulce de leche or melted caramels
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup diced Granny Smith apple (from 1 large apple)

Heat oven to 375°F. Mix margarine, caramel, sugars, egg, and vanilla thoroughly. Blend dry ingredients and stir in. Stir in apples.

Round teaspoonfuls of dough with your hands and place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 5 minutes and then flatten cookies slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes more (12 to 15 minutes total) or until set. Cool on the sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling completely.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used leche in a can, sugar substitute and I added white chocolate chips :). I also made them as a bar instead of cookies, I was being lazy.


  1. Those look like such a yummy after school treat. Even if I'm no longer in school :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. YUMMY! We are suppose to get slammed with snow on Black Friday, every year never fails. I'm baking a lot tomorrow, for Thanksgiving. If I don't get over, I hope you have a great holiday.

  3. Are those the ones you brought to us cuz if so they are SUPER YUMMY!

  4. Oh my so yummy.. I want to live right next to you. I would never have to cook when my husband was gone..

  5. Tis the season to be baking.. I hope they turned out yummie.. I wont get my youngest to eat the one with peanutbutter.. she cant stand peanutbutter.. even mixed in with things she gags. i cant get her to eat peanutbutter cookies either..

  6. They both sound delicious. You make the best things.

  7. so glad you enjoyed the cookies - they are one of my favorites!


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