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Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar

Take the classic pancakes for a spin with this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar! Interactive, fun, and it also makes a great lunch!

Looking to add a little fun to your usual breakfast routine?  You have to give this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar!

Take plain pancakes for a spin with this easy and fun pancake breakfast bar idea!

Kids love pancakes, and of course parents love them as an easy way to get kids excited about the first meal of the day.  Why not take it up a notch and add some fun?  A build-your-own Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar is sure to do just that.  Using your favorite pancake recipe, add a smear of  whipped cream cheese and top with your choice of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. This build-your-own is an easy way to add a serving of fruit and get your kids involved making their own breakfast. It’s a win for everyone.

To assemble, make your favorite pancake recipe.  Double the recipe and stash the extra in your freezer for easy mornings.  Fill bowls with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.  A container of whipped cream cheese and you’re ready to go.

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Build Your Own: Pancake Breakfast Bar

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Ingredients

  • Your favorite pancake recipe
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • 8 ounce container of Whipped Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. Make your favorite pancake recipe
  2. Assemble bowls of berries on a table with plates and pancakes
  3. Smear a thin layer of cream cheese on individual pancake and allow child to top with their choice of berries.
  4. Store any remaining pancakes in the freezer for easy mornings.

 

 

4 soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe like the ones sold at the grocery store!

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

These easy to make Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (no refrigeration required), will change the way you think about baking sugar cookies. The dough comes together quickly, and bakes into a cookie with a crisp outer layer and soft, chewy center.

Looking for a new, simple way to make sugar cookies that compare to the ones sold at the grocery store?

soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe like the ones sold at the grocery store!

Sugar cookies are classic recipe, when it comes to your baking arsenal.  Finding one that is reliable, and even better, not time consuming, can be a challenge.

This easy to make Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookie (no refrigeration required) recipe, will change the way you think about baking sugar cookies. The dough comes together quickly, and bakes into a cookie with a crisp outer layer and soft, chewy center.

They are easily customized by finishing them off with our fresh fruit frosting or a simple sprinkle of sugar to each cookie before baking.  However you choose to making them, you’ll be glad you did!

Check out how easy these cookies are to make.

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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe like the ones sold at the grocery store!
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  • Yield: 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pint raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extracts.
  5. Add the flour to the mixture and combine until flour is well incorporated.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.
  7. Place on baking sheet. Using the bottom of a jar or glass flatten ball of dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookie are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
  10. Frost cookies once completely cooled.

To make frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
  2. Reducing mixer speed, slowly add in powdered sugar and milk.
  3. If frosting seems too thick add additional teaspoon of milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  4. Frost cookies once they have cooled completely.
  5. Store any remaining frosting in airtight container in refrigerator.

Notes

For rollout cookies, include the cream cheese, and make the dough with 3 1/2 cups flour; place the dough in a plastic bag, flatten it into a disk, and chill for 1 hour before rolling it out and cutting. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, until golden brown at the edges. The recipe will make 6 dozen 2″ cookies.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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