Monday, July 29, 2019

Mini Pearls of Wisdom Cookies #BacktoSchoolTreats #Sponsored

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of 
the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Summer is winding down, and here we are at day two of #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! You can click on my kick-off post to read about all the prizes: 'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes. Or scroll all the way to the bottom. Here are all the recipes for Day Two of #BacktoSchoolTreats...

Back to School Snacks


Back to School Desserts


Back to School Drinks



Mini Pearls of Wisdom Cookies

Today, I am sharing these toothy, spiced cookies made with hazelnut flour, topped with a tangy royal icing, and decorated with mini pearls from event sponsor Sweets & Treats.* 'Fish Food' is a nonpareil sprinkles mix that's shimmery and summery.

I didn't think of them as 'pearls' until my Precise Kitchen Elf requested these in his lunch. "Mom, please pack me the ones with the pearls." What pearls? "Those little mini pearls." Ahhh... 

Ingredients makes approximately 3 dozen 2-1/2" cookies
Cookie
  • 12 T (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T unsulphured molasses
  • 1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground allspice
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 2 C flour, plus a little extra for rolling dough
  • 2/3 C finely chopped hazelnuts or hazelnut flour
  • Also needed: parchment paper, rolling pin
Glaze
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • Also needed: sprinkles for decorating (prefer Sweets & Treats)

Procedure
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter, honey, molasses, brown sugar, and spices until lightened and fluffy. Add the flour and chopped hazelnuts. Mix until the dough comes together in a ball.


Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out cookies (I used a small cup about 2.5 inches in diameter), and place on a baking sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper)

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be lightly golden on the bottom and still pliable. They will firm up as they cool. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Glaze
Beat egg white to stiff peaks. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 C at a time. Beat to peaks with each addition. Spoon a dollop over the fully cooled cookies and spread as close to the edge as you'd like. Top with sprinkles. Let the glaze harden before stacking and storing.

You may find sponsor Sweets & Treats - whose products were used in this recipe - on the webon Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

The Giveaway
 Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Here's the prize line up...

PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.   

PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
Sweets & Treats prize package

Sweets &Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles. Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

PRIZE#3 TORANI
Torani Prize

Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle. 

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge Prize Package

Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste. Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.  

PRIZE#5 FLAHAVAN'S
Flahavan's Oats

Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats. Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

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Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.

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