By : YogurtHydro | 3 Comments | On : December 16, 2015 | Category : Cooking & Baking, Desserts, Recipes
This year I opted to join in on The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap #fbcookieswap. I am not sure if Blarney Stones are “technically” cookies but these are a must have every year in our home.
Technically – blarney stones are made using a white cake, dipped in icing and rolled in peanuts. They are simple (if messy!) to make and always get devoured.
Kevin’s grandmother made these each year and they became a Christmas tradition.
Blarney Stones Recipe
The Cake…Texas Sheet Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups white sugar
2 cups + 4 tbsps. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 375F, and grease and flour an 11 x 17 baking sheet.
Add butter and water to bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir to melt butter.
Mix in flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in sour cream.
Pour into greased and floured baking sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
Turn out onto wire rack and let cool completely.
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup milk or cream
1.5 tsp. vanilla
Whisk together to incorporate. Use more milk/cream as needed for a thin consistency icing.
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts
Use a food processor to process into smaller pieces.
Assembling Blarney Stones
When cake has cooled completely, cut into ‘finger’ sized pieces.
Dip into icing and let excess run back into bowl.
Roll in peanut pieces to coat.
Let set on wire racks set over a baking sheet or wax paper.
I line them up on wire racks and place the racks in the freezer to set them quickly and separately.
Store in fridge or freezer.
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posted by Liliana on December 17, 2015
As the recipient of the Blarney Stones, I must say they’re very good! Thank you! I will add them to my Holiday cookie tray.
posted by YogurtHydro on December 30, 2015
Thank you Liliana:) Sorry – I took a week off for Christmas, I’m a bit behind on answers!!
posted by clojo9372 on February 23, 2016
I’ve never heard of this before. Thanks for this! I love to try something new! :)