Tuesday, January 26, 2010

POP-TASTIC!

Happy Tuesday and 26th day of 2010! I've been running in circles-ok, maybe not circles-working to get things in order. A little insider info on the woman writing this blog...I just turned 33 two weeks ago, I'm getting married in July and planning my dream wedding with my answered prayer (yeah, that's his name), I'm an Advanced Unit Leader with Avon with a team of over 90 fabulous Reps, I'm taking my baking business to the next level (with the help of AMAZING friends), and I just started going back to school last night. Yes, I'm 33 and going back to school? Why? I know some of you may think I'm crazy, but I'm not. Well, at least not today. *smile* I'm going back to school to finish what I started back in 1995. To make a long story short, life got in the way; a very successful Real Estate career, a gruesome 2 year long battle with Crohns-Colitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis and some other stuff sprinkled in here and there. I'm just trying to find balance in my life. Aren't we all?
I'm the kind of person who loves to multi-task. I work best when I have more than 3 or 4 or 10 things going on at once. I wasn't planning to go back to school until Fall 2010, but I found out last week that in order to do that I had to take 4 classes this semester. Doesn't the California School system know that I'm getting married in 6 months and I so don't have time to be sitting in classes, writing papers and such for 4 of those 6? Guess not, so I guess I have time. I'm making time and I'm LOVING it! Learning at this stage of the game in life makes so much sense! I've always been a nerd when it came to learning and education. Yeah, I said it! I love to learn about new things and expand my brain knowledge! I'm a Psych Major and the long of it, is that I want my PhD. In due time, it will all come to pass. Bring it on!
Okay, so enough of that...just a little tidbit of why it's been 5 days since my last post. Since then, I've fallen in love with something so POP-tastic! Cookie Pops! Omg! *insert fabulous photo of yummy cookie goodness on a stick*


do u love them?

Here's how I fell in love...


Long ago, I met the back of a bright yellow Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Semi Sweet package. I followed the directions for the listed Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. http://www.landolakes.com/mealIdeas/ViewRecipe.cfm?RecipeID=11317%20 minus the nuts!

After sampling this Original Classic of a cookie, I started having feelings of likeness. I so just made up that word. Sorry, Professor Archer for my poor grammar! Anyhow, I met up with this "cookie" from time to time. Then, the other night, I found myself dreaming of this "cookie" on a stick! Imaging that. Could it be? Could there exist a Cookie on a lollipop stick? Cookie Pops? Baked in the oven and made for my eating enjoyment? Why, yes! So I did what any reasonable minded Baking Beauty like myself would do- I Googled it! Right there before my eyes: Cookie Pops! My dream come true! I rushed to meet my dream come true. I busted out a big bag of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Semi Sweet Morsels, followed the directions on back for their Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and brought dough to stick and it was a match made in Heaven! I was hooked! Love at first bite. So, here it is my Baking Beauties and Handsomes...Cookie Pops! Pure baking goodness on a stick! You can try this, but lemme tell ya-this love was mine first! Enjoy my sloppy seconds! I joke! I joke! I like to think I was the first...


Measure out a tablespoon of cookie mixture-about this much. Your Cookie Pops will be perfectly sized.


Roll in a ball and then flatten in the palm of your hand, like this.


Insert a lollipop stick through the center of the cookie about half way up.


Neatly arrange your pops on a silicone mat or waxed paper. 3 on a side with space to spread.


Bake in at preheated oven at 350 degree F. 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack as such:


Don't rush a good thing, so wait until ur cookies cool completely before you devour them or dress them up like I did.




These Pops are great, but a Fashion Intervention was so necessary...


Tadah! They're all dressed and ready for their Baby Shower Debut! Happy Baby Shower Marcie!


A little close up shot. Why not?
Rubber-duckie-color-inspired CattyCakes Cakebites made their way into the mix as well.


They look like cute little baby rattles. Aww.


So I've introduced you to my new love, "the Cookie Pop", updated you on the craziness called my life and included some helpful pics along the way. That's it, folks! Class dismissed. Enjoy your fabulous day! And remember, it's always best to say it with cake! ~CattyCakes the BakingBeauty

2 comments:

  1. Go Elle! Let me know how they turn out! You can also get cute cookie cutters online at http://www.crateandbarrel.com/search.aspx?query=cupcake cookie cutters I love these! My "Answered Prayer" ordered them for me. I'm so making cupcake cookie pops when they arrive! Happy Baking!

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