Monday, November 9, 2015

How To: Starbucks Pumpkin Sugar Cookie

Hey guys! I have been loving the pumpkin sugar cookie at Starbucks so i thought i would try to make it. Now they didn't look the best, they looked quite horrible actually, but oh my goodness did they taste amazing! So of course i had to share this recipe with you guys, so let's get started.

Cookie Ingredients:
5 Cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Cups soft unsalted butter
2 Cups granulated sugar
4 eggs

How to make the Sugar cookies
  1. Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  3. Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  5. Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap.
  6. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  8. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a little.
  9. Put flour out on a cutting board or counter, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
  10. Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your Pumpkin  cookie cutter and start to make your cookies.
  11. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  12. Move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  13. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.  Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
  14. Let the cookies cool completely.  (About 10 minutes).
See like i said they looked horrible but they tasted amazing! I'm sure you guys could make these like ten times better haha. 

Next you are going to want to melt your chocolate. Add butter and chocolate in your pan. Put the stove on about 4 or 5 and continue stirring till completely melted. Get a icing tool and start spreading the orange chocolate on your cookies. Next melt the dark chocolate and put in a Ziploc bag, cut the tip and use this for your lines and stem. Let the chocolate cool completely so it can harden. Then enjoy you super good Pumpkin sugar cookie! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Truth About Broken Hearts

Do you remember as a kid you would dream of your Fairytale moment, where your true love would sweep you off your feet and you would live happily ever after. Come on we've all had those dreams, but you never really dreamt about the part before your true love found you huh? You never really thought about everything before that one moment did you? When you were a kid you never really thought about how bad a broken heart would feel. I have an older brother, and i have seen him with a broken heart a few times. I remember wondering why he was so sad, how can your heart hurt? I never quite understood, he had no scraps or bruises so how could he be hurting? I don't think you ever truly get how bad a broken heart feels until you get your heart broken. It's hard to understand how much pain and anger you feel for what seems like forever.

 I realize as i am writing this, people don't really talk about this topic very much. But people really should because everyone has, or will have a broken heart sadly. After a while you just learn to deal with it. I know how ridiculous that sounds but it's true, you still have those emotions but you just learn to deal with them. You lay in your bed looking at the ceiling listening to sad songs. When you feel this way there is no amount of money or stuff that could make you happy, it feels like you will never be happy again. You feel like your world has just come to an end, but it will get better. This is where i tell you a bunch of stuff you don't want to hear. 1: It takes time " See, already stuff you don't want to hear."  but everything takes time. I know it's hard to see that everything will work out when you feel like you're dying, but it will be okay.

2: Don't lay in your bed listening to sad songs feeling bad for yourself. Yes you do need to feel sad for a little while, but not forever. 3:It's not the end of the world, i know it feels like it but it will get better. It's hard to look at it that way right now but it takes time. It will never completely go away, you will always have that pain. But it will get better. I promise. 4:There is a perfect person out there for you. You don't have to be looking it will happen when you least expect it, trust me. Last but not least. 5: Learn to love yourself! It feels so good to have that power again, like you feel new. It may be like you have a really good day then you have a bad week, but it will get better. Just take this time to be a whole new person and love yourself.