Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ice Cream

Can’t you just smell the warm chocolate chip cookies coming right out of the oven? Cookies are always a special treat. It does not matter if it is wintertime or summertime.  They are great with a cup of hot cocoa or to take for a snack on a picnic.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Cooling

To make chocolate chip cookies Ultimate you will want to make an ice cream sandwich with them. Just add a scoop of ice cream in between two cookies. I think most any flavor ice cream would do just fine. Below is a recipe for a batch of Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies that comes from Gold Medal Flour’s website. I added that including nuts in your recipe is optional.  Dust Bunny’s Homemade Summer Treats

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gold Medal Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375ºF.

  • Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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Macaron: What’s in it anyways?

La Patisserie

Macaroon, macaron, and macarena. What’s the difference? What’s in a macaron? How many macaroons can I shove in my mouth while doing the macarena anyways? Let’s ask La Patisserie owner and confections collector, Caroline Apollo.

First of all, the macaron and macaroon look nothing a like. A macaron looks more like an elegant cookie sandwich and a macaroon appears more like a cookie drop. The macaron is very colorful and can be found at weddings, showers, and tea parties. It is made with ingredients such as almond flour and can be filled with ganache. You’ll find macarons in a large variety of flavors. The macaroon on the other hand is made of coconut and contains no flour. The macaroon is often dipped in chocolate. You could prepare this treat in a few minutes, while the macaron will take hours.

I don’t believe that either of these two confections have anything to do with the song Macarena by Los del Rio. But you might find yourself dancing the steps and singing the song while enjoying either one!

macarons_hold

As a patisserie business owner I chose to wear this outfit from Neve by ColdLogic. Each piece is color change by hud. The top has a choice of 6 colors, the skirt has 4, and there are 6 belt choices. In addition you can turn shine on or off. Each piece can also be turned off (transparent). To add even more versatility, the outfit is made for the standard avatar, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya and Isis, and Maitreya Lara. I was able to pick up this cute hairstyle from Oleander for FLF. The Jem Heels from Ingenue comes in 12 colors and fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet.

Location: Lo Lo

An Lar Poses – The Honour Series @ Shiny Shabby
(the pose in the lower picture is actually the pose that I pulled from the an lar poses box hold. I thought it was perfect!)
!Oleander ~ Poppy. w/ hairband
neve outfit – intern pins
Ingenue :: Jem Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush @ Collabor88
+Half-Deer+ Macaron Dream Buffet Macaron Necklace @ The Epiphany
Genesis_Head_Nelly_Emotions_2.0 @ Kustom 9
LIVIA::Ziggy Nails::Jan2016 Group Gift
ANE – 602 Classic Watch – Pearl
IKON – Triumph Eyes Armor
Maitreya – mesh body lara

 

Today is National Donut Day

Pug Cafe

Today, June 5th, is National Donut Day in the United States. Free donuts were given out at Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Several references were made to Homer Simpson and his love of the donut. We have donuts to celebrate this day right here in Second Life. From the current round of The Arcade is Birdy’s Pug Cafe. This gacha is L$75 per play. One of the commons in this gacha is a pug in a donut, and that is just too cute to not show off. Most of the pugs can be held or rezzed. The display case is free from the Arcade. Just click on the sign next to Birdy’s gacha machine. You’ll also find some free pug gifts at The Foxes store on the mainstore sim. No group needed to get those either!

The Arcade
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold-  Donut
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cupcake
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cinni
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Sushi
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Bags
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Sleepy Bed Pug
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Shelving & Bread 1 & 2
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Big Menu Board
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Display Cabinet – Gift
12.erratic / lsm – coffee press
O.M.E.N – The Long Ride – Bear Burger

Apple Fall Jute Natural Rug

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

Chevron

I do love my morning coffee. Rarely do I get to sit around at a table and drink it. I’m usually rushing off to work with my cup in hand. But on this day, and in this life, I am in the new Hideki Bakery enjoying my Sari Sari Cafe Latte. Plus I found a little extra time to catch up on some reading in a fashion magazine. The Hideki Bakery Chairs have very manly animations in them. Not so great for female avatars. Today I am wearing a completely new outfit that I picked up at Collabor88. I love how soft the Tres Blah sweater looks, and the trendy high waist Secret Store pants. Ingenue always makes shoes that are perfect for most any attire. I adore the little bows placed on the Laura heels. My gorgeous make up is from Glam Affair and my hair is done by Exile.

Ingenue Laura

Collabor88
Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ]
tres blah- Angora Sweater – Powder Pink
Exile – Touch so Warm
Ingenue – Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Noir
The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants – Chevrons Mix

The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – The bakery, Bakery Chair, Bakery Table, Counter, Donut Shelf, Bread Shelf A, B, & C
Apple Fall Daffodils Jug

Arcade
tres blah – Hodgepodge – Morning Start, Dirty Dishes, Refreshments
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Cafe Latte
MishMish – Pug and The Nachos
MishMish – Pugs Love TV – The one with the pug

Mainstore
dust bunny . bakery text (from dust bunny bakery)
Atelier Kreslo To-Go Cup
Kirin Aiko Pose

Staples:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor

Little Italy (in my backyard)

Toscana Afternoon

Anytime is a good time for tea and dessert. I am loving the 8f8 Toscana set from The Arcade. Erratic’s An English Afternoon tea set goes perfectly with it. I added little touches from dust bunny, anc, BoOgErS, and Zaara that compliment the sets. Put on your white gloves and join me for a spot of tea.

Toscana Afternoon Tea

everything listed below is from The Arcade unless otherwise noted
Viewed Inside
dust bunny – babybreath vase, delilah chair . pink
erratic – aea – An English Afternoon – tea rose, tea lavender, plate of scones, vanilla blueberry cake, darjeeling leaf tea box, teapot, english roses, stack of cups, sugar, milk
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Pair of Chairs, Dining Table, Gourmet Set, Sofa, Armchair, Entruscan Ceramics, Stove and Pokers Set, Firewood, Pair of Curtains, Small Cupboard, Set of Lamps
BoOgErS – Bear Anna
tarte – potted plant
Zaara [home] : Sandstone elephant, Block printed futon coral
{anc} garden. ladyinmoon, rose RARE, macaron, oldbook
Lost Junction [LJ] – Artisan Cookie Jar – #10 Lady Primbiscuit
Bonne Chance B.C.C. – Emma’s pie truck travel-plates&Apple pie

Viewed Outside
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Bucket of Roses, Manor RARE, Mansion RARE, Shed RARE, Vineyard Pergola Variant, Very Well, Eggplant Vase,
dust bunny – flower cabinet, garden wheelbarrow, garden pump . blue
Dysfunctional Designs [DDD] – Tall Mediterranean Cypress (mainstore)
Botanical – Grapevine Trellis (mainstore)

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

Dust Bunny and Windsong have collaborated to bring us this super cute Valentine’s Tray at The Chapter Four. I put this breakfast tray on my new Windsong Gretchen’s Shabby Bed. The heart shaped pancakes are just adorable! See this post for a look at the bed, which can be found in the House Hunt for just 20L.

Ready for Spring
(view room details here)

Soiree

Soiree Food

It’s time for a soiree! Won’t you join me?

Tres Blah has always made pastries and cakes that I adore. This new Soiree release gives us more of what we can’t live without. I was able to acquire all pieces to the gacha set except the rare lemonade. My favorite is the peach cake, as it is so well made. The icing is not flat, but rippled and wavy like a real cake. The donut frosting glistens and the sprinkles are actually raised mesh and not just texturing. The whole set is all so perfect and cute. You not only get the food, but also soiree decorations. Balloons, party fans, table, curtain backdrop, and pom poms are part of this party.

Soiree

I put the Tres Blah Soiree set with some of the pieces from 8f8 Granny’s Winter Cottage, Trompe Loeil Advent Calendar, Mudhoney, Half Deer, and others. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, and many of the Arcade designers went with that theme. Generous gifts for Arcade shoppers were under the huge tree, which was beautifully decorated and created by Apple Fall and the topper by Aime Takaai of Mish Mish. I really love the hot air balloon and the tree topper Archie.

Arcade Tree

The skin that I have on is from Glam Affair and also found at the Arcade. One of the many gifts underneath the tree is a free skin from Glam Affair, so definitely make sure to visit and pick it up. The funky colored hair and too cute earmuffs are by Tableau Vivant. The little kitty even has earmuffs on! I paired it up with the Birdy Peacoat Dress. It is so soft looking and the color makes it the perfect party dress. Well, looks like I am ready for my soiree. See you soon!

Soiree Cat

ARCADE
aisling – Monbo Sapin – Natural *gift
tres blah- Soiree – Pastries
tres blah- Soiree – Jello
tres blah- Soiree – Peach Cake
tres blah- Soiree – Donuts
tres blah- Soiree – Pastries
tres blah- Soiree – Sliders
tres blah- Soiree – Cheese Tray RARE
tres blah- Soiree – Hot Cocoa RARE
tres blah- Soiree – Curtain Backdrop
tres blah- Soiree – Heart Balloon
tres blah- Soiree – Pom Poms
MudHoney Shabby Giftboxes
dust bunny – vintage space heater . pearl
Half-Deer – Kerfluffle Sheep III – Milk and Cookies RARE
anc – friedwildberry. ”petit pot” 1Li /arcadeDec2014 *gift
Trompe Loeil – PEACE Letters
flowey’s publishing / 12 Restarts of Christmas by Laggy Claus *gift
floorplan – happy holidays frame
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Christmas Tree
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Granny’s Cottage RARE

On Caroline
Birdy – Foxes – Woodland Wonderland – Peacoat Dress – s – Lav (arcade)
Tableau Vivant – Xy – Funky3 (arcade)
Tableau Vivant – Earmuff – Cat//White kitty (arcade)
Glam Affair – December skin – Asia 05 E (arcade)
StrawberrySingh.com – Eyelash -1
Pink Fuel – Harley Sheer Gloss – Dolly Red
IKON Hope Eyes – Moor
LeLukta Lashes
!bang – stand 450 – 459 (geeks ‘n’ nerds ends Dec 10)