Two Peas and Their Pod

The Baking Bride


So everyone told me I was crazy because I wanted to make all of the treats for our wedding, but it was SO much fun. I would have been bored if I didn’t have any baking to do. Everything went well…minus a couple batches of macarons, but I was expecting that. They are tricky little cookies!
I was done with all of my baking by Thursday night so on Friday we just relaxed! Here are some photos of the treats I made!

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Chocolate Crinkles


Brownie Buttons



Dorie’s Chewy Chunky Blondies

Parisian Hazelnut Macarons


Coconut Lime Snowballs

Ok, I think that is it! It was a busy week, but I loved being in the kitchen. I have had several requests for my recipes so I am going to start you out with the Coconut Lime Snowballs, they are Joshua’s favorite. We had lots of other food and goodies, but I will post about them later:)

Lime-Glazed Coconut Snowballs

If you cannot find superfine sugar, you can obtain a
close approximation by processing regular granulated
sugar in a food processor for about 20 seconds.

Makes about 40 cookies

Butter Cookie Dough

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (12 1/2ounces)

1 teaspoon grated lime zest ( I always add extra, maybe zest of 2 limes)

3/4 cup superfine sugar (5 1/2 ounces)

1/4 teaspoon table salt

16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into

sixteen 1/2-inch pieces, at cool room temperature

(about 65 degrees)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons cream cheese , at room temperature

Glaze

1 tablespoon cream cheese , at room temperature

3 tablespoons lime juice (again I add extra, I love lime)

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar (6 ounces)

1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut , pulsed in food
processor until finely chopped, about fifteen 1-second
pulses

1. FOR THE COOKIES: In bowl of standing mixer fitted
with flat beater, mix flour, lime zest, sugar, and
salt on low speed until combined, about 5 seconds.
With mixer running on low, add butter 1 piece at a
time; continue to mix until mixture looks crumbly and
slightly wet, about 1 minute longer.

Add vanilla and cream cheese and mix on low until
dough just begins to form large clumps, about 30
seconds.

2. Use hands to roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on
parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2
inches apart. Bake one batch at a time in 375-degree
oven until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool to
room temperature.

3. FOR THE GLAZE: Whisk cream cheese and 2 tablespoons
lime juice in medium bowl until combined and no lumps
remain. Whisk in confectioners’ sugar
until smooth, adding remaining lime juice as needed
until glaze is thin enough to spread easily.

4. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and scrape away
excess, then dip into coconut. Set cookies on
parchment-lined baking sheet; let stand until
glaze dries and sets, about 20 minutes


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5 Responses to “The Baking Bride”

  1. 1
    Evan & Rebecca Jones — June 19, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    Another reason I’m so sad I missed the big day – all that yummy food! Your honeymoon pictures were AWESOME – so pretty!

  2. 2
    Life on Pelican Street — June 21, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

    I had high expectations for all of the baked goods…and of course i was not disappointed!!! Forget the compound…lets start a bakery!!

  3. 3
    Andrea — June 22, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Maria:
    We LOVED all of your cookies!! They were incredible and I snacked on a few from my “take home bag” the day after.
    Thank you for sharing the recipes.

    Andrea & the rest of the Timothy’s

  4. 4
    janet benzon — March 18, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    If anyone would share a macaron recipe with me I would appreciate it. The newspaper article piqued my interest but so far I’m not having any luck finding the recipe. thanks

    • twopeas replied: — March 18th, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

      Janet-I emailed you some info about macarons:)

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