Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lick Your Lips on Route 66, Stapleton's Pecan Cookies and everything else!

Wow, I can't believe it has been 6 months since I have written a post.  Things have been so busy, It's hard to keep up with everything!

Here is the short version of what we have been doing!


  

We have visited a few local elementary schools, spreading the donut love.

 

We recently bought a building on Historic Route 66.  We are hoping to open Lick Your Lips on Route 66, a gourmet, Route 66 themed doughnut shop (stay tuned for updates).  



We were featured in Oklahoma Magazine!


We were also featured in Tulsa Business Journal!

We have also been having fun with creating new flavors! These are just a few of our specials!



The KD (chocolate and vanilla drizzle with "Thunder" sprinkles, in honor of Kevin Durant getting MVP.  Yes, we are the Unofficial mini-donut of The OKC Thunder!


"The Pretty Woman" (champagne drizzle, strawberries and white chocolate shavings) in honor of Mother's Day and all the pretty mommas!




Bananas Foster (whipped cream, bananas and bananas foster drizzle)

Priscilla's Hubby (peanut butter drizzle, bacon and bananas) 



This was at Food Truck Wednesday when an artist, John Lasater, decided to paint our trailer.  We are at Food Truck Wednesday at Guthrie Green every week from 11:30-1:30.  

When we are not in the trailer making our minis...


We went to Las Vegas for my grandmother's 70th birthday.  We went to RM Seafood and we ordered the ice-cream/gelato/sorbet tasting (it was on my foodie bucket list).  They bring out the flavors and you have to guess all the flavors.  We have everything from passionfruit to Guinness.  They were all delicious, there were only a few flavors we got wrong.  I will definitely be doing that again.  


The kids sitting on a dock on Tampa Bay.  We took the kids on a trip to Tampa to see Kent's uncle.  It was definitely a memorable trip, we decided if we survived that trip, we should be able to survive anything!



Stapleton turned 3.  We had a kite themed birthday. I had kites for everyone to fly... so, of course, there was no wind whatsoever that day.  


Biking from our house to The Cherry Street Farmer's Market.  Yes, we made it there and back.  Yes, there was a little drama between the Gooch babies on the way back, however, we did survive.  



Stapleton helping out at The Knight Creek Farm Pecan booth.  He loves to help!


Satpleton was also the Grand Champion at The Oklahoma Pecan Growers Convention for his Easy Pecan Cookies.  

Stapleton getting his award.  He was so excited.  


He got a pecan pin (on his shirt).  His cookies were auctioned off for $150.00.  

We have been making these cookies regularly.  They are so good.  I have even been substituting with gluten free flour, they are still amazing.  Knight Creek Farms also has been making gluten free pecan mill/flour.  Which is also amazing!

Here is the recipe for Stapleton's Pecan Cookies (his co-bakers were his Grandma Peg and his sister Larken):

Stapleton's Pecan Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup flour (gluten free also works, you can also use part pecan mill)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup chopped pecans
extra powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions:

Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt (or you can put them in a large Ziploc bag and let your kids shake these up until blended).  

In a separate large bowl (i used the Kitchen Aid), mix the butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in the flour mixture; gently stir in the oatmeal and pecans and lightly mix until combined.


With a spoon or cookie scoop, drop about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before sprinkling cookies with confectioners' sugar.

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