Apple Pie Cake

On occasion you find a recipe that just looks sooo good that you can’t resist it. Apple Pie Cake is and was that recipe for me.
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I saw it on Pinterest (but of course), and I knew I had to try it.

When I see a recipe, it usually gives me an idea to build from, but this cake I made almost exactly as the recipe stated.

The only differences were in the decorations. I did not even attempt the fancy lattice work that Olivia at Liv for Cake did. Her’s is perfect. Mine is nice….After looking at my pictures, which are good, but then going back and looking at Olivia’s ….yikes.

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My main reason for making this cake besides how beautiful it is, is how delicious it sounded. Continue reading “Apple Pie Cake”

White Trash Graham Bars

Who wants an easy, quick, sweet dessert bar????? You do….you do!!!!
White Trash Graham Bars…..

White Trash Graham Bars

Now, when we were growing up we were probably considered white trash….after all we lived not only in the country , but in a trailer……that’s right I am trailer trash!
My Mom used to make us little sandwich cookies from graham crackers and frosting……we thought they were the best.

Well, these are like that….. only better. Ok…..maybe not as easy as the ones Mom made. After all, what is easier than opening a can of frosting and spreading it on graham crackers……..

While White Trash Graham Bars take a little more effort , but they still are super easy. Only 4 ingredients that you probably already have, so you can make them today. Continue reading “White Trash Graham Bars”

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Cookies…..who doesn’t love a cookie? Well of course no one!! These Chocolate Drop Cookies bring back memories from my childhood…….she says with a far away look in her eyes remembering a time long ago…….and by the way, I do mean a longgggg time ago.

We all have that Mother, Grandmother, or Aunt who could bake the best cookies. For me that person was my Aunt Marcella. Whenever we went to her house there was always cookies. Out of all the cookies her Chocolate Drop Cookies were always my favorite. Chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting……..heaven!

Now, I have had this recipe for years and as I said in an earlier post, my friend Jeanne helped me retrieve some of my lost recipes from the archaic word program that they were trapped in. I still cannot thank Jeanne enough…….maybe I should take her some cookies?

When I decided to make these, I read and reread the recipe, but something was missing. So, I called my Aunt Marcella, she said she hadn’t made these in a long time. But, while on the phone chatting about family news she found the recipe, and I discovered the missing ingredient. I love my Aunt Marcella <3.

I do admit, that I tweaked the recipe just a smig. I used almond milk instead of regular milk, and I adjusted the amount of cocoa. The original had heaping tablespoons and I wanted to give it a more accurate measurement. I also used a slightly different frosting. I think back in the day powdered sugar icing was just powdered sugar, a little vanilla, and water to thin. I made a buttercream frosting in both white and chocolate.

I severely undercooked the first batch………they were like cookie batter with a crust…….ok, so they were really tasty, Tim and I ate several of them, but they needed a longer cooking time.

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These cookies remind me of the top of a cupcake, slightly crisp, and all soft inside. I guess they are kinda a cup-cookie……lol……..maybe I will start a new craze!

The cookies are great on there own, but add some frosting and yum, yum ,yum!

I was in a sugar comma yesterday………from tasting the batter, the frostings, and testing the cookies, and taking bites out for pictures…….lets just say I have had my sugar quota for a month……..or at least until later today!!!!

Chocolate Drop Cookie Collage

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • Author: Marcella Ruter
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and cocoa. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, and vanilla mixing until well incorporated.
  5. Add dry mixture alternately with milk until well mixed.
  6. Drop batter by spoonful on to lined cookie sheets. I use an ice cream scoop for uniform cookies.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then removed from baking sheet to cooling rack.
  8. Frost with Buttercream Frosting .

Keywords: cocoa, bake, cookies, dessert

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups dip 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla and almond extracts. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
  3. For Chocolate Frosting: Add 1/2 cup cocoa. You may need to add a touch more cream.

Keywords: powdered sugar, butter, frosting

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