So Joy-ful!

I have such exciting news!  I will be going to the King Arthur Flour Bakery, School, and Store in Vermont next weekend!  Joy Wilson, of the blog and cookbook Joy the Baker will giving a pie baking class and will have a book signing.  Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama will be there too.  It will be amazing to meet Joy (and Carrie of course!).  I am ecstatic that I was invited!  I can’t wait to go and then share my day with you :).

Speaking of Sundays with Joy, I have not blogged about what I have made for the past 4 weeks.  I thought I would do a wrap up of those recipes because I still want to share them with you.

The first one is Mini Pumpkin Cookies.  The actual recipe in the book is Mini Pumpkin Black and White Cookies.  I am not sure why, probably lack of time, but I decided to omit the black and white part.  Instead, I made a quick glaze to drizzle on the cookies.

These came out really good.  The cookies were very soft and cake-like.  However, the drizzle I made did not work out so well.  I made up the drizzle by combining confectioners’ sugar, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.  It definitely tasted great, but it did not harden up at all.  Because of this, the cookies became very soggy and no longer looked good.  I don’t have a picture, but trust me.

The next recipe I made is Peanut Butter Cake with the Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.  This was a double recipe week because of the frosting.  I adapted this recipe by making mini cupcakes with a mini peanut butter cup as a garnish.  I have never made an actual peanut butter flavored cake so I was excited to do it.  And it was delicious of course!

I ended up with about 70 cupcakes.  A lot more than what I was expecting.  But I don’t think you can ever have too many cupcakes.   I did cupcakes because it makes sharing much easier.  I tend to bring my baked goods to work so this worked out perfect!

Next up is Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Bread, minus the pecans.  I am not crazy about pecans but I was confident that this bread would taste amazing without them, and I was right.

And it’s vegan.  I don’t eat a vegan diet but it’s always good to know some recipes!  And you would never know this is vegan bread.  It was delicious!

Since the last recipe is Pecan Pralines, I could not avoid the pecans.  But they were good.  This recipe is no bake, so it is quick and easy!

These make a great snack if you are having a get together.  The coating on them is sweet but the pecan helps balance it.

So that is my Sundays with Joy wrap up from the past four weeks.  Don’t forget, you can find these wonderful recipes in the Joy the Baker cookbook!  Up next is Perfect Sweet Potato Pie with No-Roll Pie Crust…another double recipe week!  And I absolutely cannot wait until Saturday to meet Joy Wilson and learn so much from her!

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