Today’s Recipe: Fall Cookies to Cake Bites

Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

½ cup butter
½ cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-3 2/3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

Cream together the butter, sour cream and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. In a separate
bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. This dough will be slightly
sticky. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface about 1/3″ thick. Cut into desired
shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 425 degrees for 4-6 minutes. Remove cookies before
they start to brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting with butter cream frosting.

Chocolate Cinnamon cupcakes
1 box dark chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Mix together the chocolate cake mix, eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into paper
liners to ¾ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the cake springs back when
lightly touched. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Frosting Suggestions: Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Buttercream

Root Beer Float
1 box white cake mix
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup milk
3 eggs
2 tbsp. root beer flavoring

Mix together cake mix, vanilla extract, milk, eggs, root beer flavoring.

Batter will be thicker. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for
28-32 minutes, until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from the oven
and cool completely. Crumble cake into small, even pieces, placing crumbs in a large bowl

Add the following ingredients:
1 cup Root Beer Butter Cream Frosting (p)

With the back of a spoon, mix together cake crumbles with ingredients until a thick
“dough” consistency forms, making it easy to shape into a cake bite. Shape cake bites,
evenly sized (p) and cool for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator, or 20 minutes in the freezer. Dip
into white melting chocolate (p).

Get more great cookie, cupcake and cake bite tips during Wendy Paul’s seminars at 4 p.m.
on Friday, October 7 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Deseret News Fall Home

Where: South Towne Expo Center
9575 S. State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

When: Friday, October 7 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: Adults $10
Seniors $7
Children 12 and under FREE

For discount tickets and more information on the Desert News Fall Home Show, please visit

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