Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Another very busy weekend! Each day packed full, but everything turned out great! I spent Friday night with my small group girls and other girls in our high school ministry group just hanging out and making these really cool mugs. It was a great girls night for them to meet new people and have fun in a relaxed environment.

I spent Saturday morning running some errands to get readyFootball Cake | Tackling Life for Christmas. It seems a little early for me to start doing this, but there were some great deals that I just couldn’t pass up! I then made the journey to Wisconsin for our last game of the regular season. Nothing taste sweeter than finishing out a regular season with another win! An undefeated season deserved a special treat for Tuesday Treat Day. So I tried fondant for the first time. It definitely wasn’t as easy as the shows on TV makes it look. Maybe with a little more practice, and even a class, one day I will be better at it. But I think the cake turned out great! And all of the guys appreciated it.

Sunday was another busy day with out annual High School Ministry Turkey Bowl. We use this event for community outreach, hoping that our students bring their friends. We had a great turn out, even though it was cold and windy. Having heaters, hot chocolate, and lots of chili was the best way to stay warm.

So now that the regular football season is done, we head into playoffs. Luckily our first game is home, so we won’t need to travel. The more we win, the more treats I get to make, so I better start coming up with some new ideas! Below is a treat a made just a few weeks ago. Hope you like it!

Cookie Dough Cupcakes | Tackling Life

Cookie Dough Cupcakes | Tackling Life


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Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Well it has been a busy two weeks! Last weekend I had one of my best friend’s bachelorette party, and a football game in Kalamazoo! This weekend we had my parents in town, and we were dog sitting for my brother. And between those two weekends I was busy getting the house cleaned, baking for the players, getting in a few workouts, spending time with the other coach’s wives and putting together goodie bags for the team, and I started a new Bible study this week with our women’s group at church.

I took a long and much needed nap today.

For my friend’s bachelorette party, one of the other girls asked if I could make themed sugar cookies. Knowing I wouldn’t have much time to make dough from scratch, I thought I could easily make them from pre-made dough. That failed. I had very flat and wide heart shaped cookies. J was happy with that because he got to eat them. So I did some research and found a way that I could still use the pre-made dough, and have cookies that rise, hold their shape, and still taste good. I was so impressed with how they turned out that I ended up making personalized jersey cookies for the players. It was a lot of work, but they looked great!

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