Semi-Homemade Pink Desserts!

Recipes and post by Andrea at Whisk and Knife-

Baking doesn’t have to be hard, time consuming or totally home-made to be delicious!  These 3 easy desserts are quick, simple, and can be tailored to any flavor using everyday items, with a sprinkle of home-made. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I chose to showcase pink as a sweet show of support to this cause.   The iconic pink ribbon serves as a reminder to honor those who have who have survived or are courageously fighting, those who have lost their battle, and the friends and family that surround these individuals during their journey. 

I used store-bought sugar cookie dough 2 ways and Pink Velvet Sprinkle Mix for the first 2 desserts.  I took half of the cookie dough and baked it to perfection and drizzled with pink candy melts. The chewy cookie makes the perfect foundation for a colorful drizzle and pop of crunch from your favorite sprinkles. 

I took the remaining sugar cookie dough and baked off some cookie cups.  I used a mini muffin pan that I sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  I took a small ball of dough and pressed into the muffin pan and baked at 350 ◦F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  The addition of pink buttercream and more sprinkles complete this quick treat. 

The final idea is an Oreo truffle-which can be made with any flavor of Oreo! I chose golden Oreo’s as a punny homage to the Vintage Rose Gold Sprinkle Mix.  I call these my Vintage Rose Gold(en) Oreo Truffles.  Don’t be discouraged by the fancy title of “truffle”, these literally could not be simpler!  1 package of Oreo’s, an 8 oz. brick of cream cheese (room temperature), chocolate candy coating and your favorite decorations is all it takes.  Simply blend the Oreo’s and cream cheese in a blender until the mixture is smooth and pop into the freezer to set.  Once set, roll into balls (I used a small ice cream scoop) and place on a tray and re-freeze.  When you’re ready to decorate, simply dip them in your coating chocolate and set.  Once the candy coating has set, drizzle with the candy melt color of your choice and decorate as desired.

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most appreciated.  Whether that be an easy, semi-home-made treat or showing your support to someone fighting a battle that affects so many people like Breast Cancer.   The infamous color in these desserts symbolize the ribbon that ties us all together in support of those that have been affected. 



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