Baking Christmas Cookies

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am sharing with you my favorite cookie recipe I like to use for baking. Christmas is a time where I spent most of my days in the kitchen, I just love every taste of Christmas and I love Christmas baking.

This recipe is super easy and super quick to follow. I made my dough on Wednesday and wanted to make them on that day, but was not able to, so I did them today, hence why the entry today is a little bit late.

Ingredients

  • 500g flour
  • 2 flattened teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 package vanilla sugar, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 g butterย 

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and let it cool down.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 celsius.
  • Mix flour and baking powder together.
  • Mix sugar, vanilla extract and butter together.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour until you have a smooth dough. You might need to use your hands after mixing in half of the flour to knead the dough.ย 
  • Let the dough sit in a colder room or in the fridge for 30 minutes up to an hour, but you can also leave the dough for a couple of days in the fridge or even freeze it.
  • Roll out the dough with some extra flour and cut out the cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Feel free to vary the recipe, you can add some ground up nuts or decorate it after with chocolate. Do whatever you want!

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

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Banana Bread Recipe

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am sharing with you a simple and easy Banana Bread recipe. I love bananas and I am a huge fan of using browned bananas for new recipes, just like this ‘Banana Bread’.

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I added some leftover chocolate from Easter, but you can literally add anything you want. I added walnuts once and that was amazing too! What are some of your favorite ingredients to add to Banana Bread?

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 Degrees.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat. Let it cool off.
  3. Peel and mush the bananas in a bowl.
  4. Add egg, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, salt and cinnamon to the bananas and combine them. You can use an electric whisk for this as it smooths down the batter with the bananas in them even more!
  5. Now add flour and baking powder and combine until smooth.
  6. If you like you could add some chocolate to the mixture and fold it in. I just smashed up a chocolate Easter bunny I had left over.
  7. Transfer the batter to a bread pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until you can stick the bread with a toothpick an now batter is left on it. But be careful not to burn yourself!

I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you decide to bake this banana bread, send me your pictures on Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see them!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies – Recipe

Hey my loves,

surprise! yet another entry on a Wednesday this month! I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to share this recipe with you before it is Christmas, so that you might have something to bake! I’m sharing my Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies recipe with you today. I hope you enjoy it and if you recreate them make sure to take photos and tag me on them on any social media!

The Results – What they look like

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ingredients – what you will need

  • 140g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 250g Butter (cut into small chunks)
  • red and green food coloring
  • Sprinkles

instructions – what you have to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C. Using a wooden spoon mix together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and the egg yolk. Add the flour and mix until it is all combined to form a dough.SAMSUNG CSC
  2. Separate the dough into three equals chunks. Wrap one of the chunks in clean film and to the other two add the food coloring and color them in. Wrap them in clean film as well and put the dough in the fridge for half an hour. SAMSUNG CSC
  3. Roll out your doughs in a similar shade and put the dough without food coloring as your base, lay over the green one and lastly the red. Slowly roll the dough together and wrap it again in clean film and put it for another 30 minutes in the fridge. SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC
  4. Cut the dough into little pieces. Use some egg yolk on the edges to give the sprinkles something to stick to and roll the cookies through it. SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC
  5. Put the tray into the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown. And after that they should look something like that: SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

I hope you liked this entry, make sure to give it a thumbs up if you did! Let me know in the comments, if you ever tried to make them!

I wish you all a wonderful day and Merry Christmas!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting – Recipe

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you my recipe for Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting! I hope you like this and bake it for yourself afterwards!

ingredients for the cupcake

Ingredients

  • 112 g Butter
  • 112 g Dark Chocolate
  • 112 g Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g Flour
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • a handful of Chocolate Chips

instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 Celsius (350F).
  2. Melt butter and chocolate. Stir until the butter and chocolate are completely melted.ย Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool for a few minutes.Step 2
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine your dry ingredients.

  4. Add the two eggs one at a time to your butter chocolate mixture and combine them.
  5. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Don’t over whisk your mixture. I added a splash of milk to make it more smooth. But I think it really depends on the size of your eggs.

  6. Add your chocolate chips to the mixture and fold them in lightly.Step 6
  7. Line your cupcake pan with liners. And fill in your mixture. I filled them up half!
  8. Bake your cupcakes 20-25 minutes or until a wooden stick inserted in one of the cupcakes comes out clean. They should look like that:
  9. Let your cupcakes cool down while you prepare the Salted Caramel Frosting.


ingredients for the frosting

  • 115 g Butter
  • 125ml Heavy Cream
  • 1tsp. Vanilla
  • 225g Brown Sugar (I didn’t have enough so I used a mixture of brown and normal sugar)
  • pinch of Salt
  • 500g Confectioners Sugar, sifted

instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-heat, combine the butter, cream, vanilla, brown sugar, and salt. Let it cook and stir the mixture occasionally, until the sugar melts and the mixture comes to a low simmer; about 4 minutes.

  2. Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool for 2 minutes, then transfer the mixture into a larger mixing bowl.ย Step 2

  3. Add half of the confectioners sugar to it and combine it well. Then add the other half and repeat the step.
  4. Place your mixture into a piping bag and decor your cupcakes as you like it.

Results

Result

Result

Result

What is your favorite frosting for cupcakes? Tell me in the comments. If you liked this entry make sure to give it a thumbs up and feel free to share it on social media.

I wish you all a wonderful day and happy baking!

XoXo, Jasmin.