Strawberry Milkshake Cookies

I have started baking a lot more and just made these yummy strawberry cookies with strawberry buttercream icing. They are super simple to make and they are the perfect color for Valentine’s Day. For the cookies you only need three ingredients which is why I picked these to try out.

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All you you need is strawberry cake mix, I used Duncan Hines, eggs and vegetable oil. And the icing is real simple too just need confectioners sugar, a stick of butter and the only strawberry flavor that I had in my house was Strawberry Quick milk and some red food coloring.

Cookies~

1 Box of strawberry cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup of oil

Preheat oven to 375. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil in bowl on low with a mixer until blended together. It will be thicker than the way when you make a cake. On a non stick cookie sheet just drop by spoonfuls about two inches apart and bake for about 10-12 minutes. Take out and let them cool completely be fore icing them. image

Strawberry Butter Cream Icing~

1 stick of butter softened

4 & 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar

6-8 tablespoons of strawberry milk

Beat the butter with a mixer until creamy. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar a little at a time and continue to mix. Once you have about 1/2 of the powdered sugar added you can add about two tablespoons of the milk and keep mixing and adding the powdered sugar and the strawberry milk one tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency that you want. After you have it mixed add 1-2 drops of food coloring depending on how dark you want the icing to be. I used two drops. Blend the food coloring in with your mixer and you are ready to ice the cookies. I added a few red sprinkles too just for some more color.

Simple and and easy recipe and the taste like a strawberry milkshake!

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Weekend Fun

Happy Friday! Here are some things going on this weekend around the area.
Triple B Farms Strawberry Celebration:
June 8 & 9 and June 15 & 16
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Our favorite returns! The movie under the stars held in the Caste Village parking lot. Saturday June 8 the movie starts at 9:00 pm but some of the vendors star around 7:30. Bring your own chairs or blanket to sit on and enjoy Madagascar 3.

Baldwin Community Day
Saturday June 8 at the Baldwin Borough Municipal Building on Churchview Ave.
Starts at 9:00 am and there will be free swimming from 1-8pm at the pool with lots of fun activities going on throughout the day and fireworks to end the day.

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Saturday June 8 at South Hills Village from 11-6 there will be a chance every hour to win a B&N goodie bag. They will also have food, crafts and balloons. You can sign up for free for the kids club and you will get a gift for signing up which is 30% off of a children’s book. You can sign up online at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/kidsclub or at the store.

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June 13- Despicable Me
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