One reason I like running errands with kiddo is that, well, I just like having him with me. The other is that when I talk to myself in a store, it

*looks like*I'm talking to

*him*.

This is a big problem in a store like Williams-Sonoma. I find myself "oooing" and "ahhing" and "isn't that cute-ing" all over the place.

When I saw this....

I ooo'd and ahhh'd and isn't that cute'd...and IMMEDIATELY picked up two (one for you, one for me). I think I might have startled the salesclerk working in the area.

These homemade pop tarts are really easy to make...and there is a recipe right on the back of the box. My only tip for you is...make them the day before you want to serve them. There's a lot of chilling time and waiting time...so plan ahead. You do NOT want to start these when you are trying to get your kids off to school.

**Homemade Toaster Pastries (Pop Tarts)**

{adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchens}

2 & 1/2 c. flour

3/4 tsp. coarse salt

2 TBSP sugar

2 sticks salted butter, cut into chunks

6-8 TBSP ice water

strawberry preserves or jam

1 egg beaten w/ 1 tsp. water

1 & 1/2 c. powdered sugar

2 TBSP milk

pink food coloring

sprinkles

(If you don't have a food processor, combine these with a pastry blender.) In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt and sugar a few times, until combined.

Add the butter, and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Add 6 TBSP of ice water and pulse until the mixture holds together when squeezed. Add more water, a teaspoon at a time, if needed.

Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.

On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8th thick. Cut pieces with the large cutter (you will have 10-16 overall depending on how thin you roll the dough). Place half of the cut pieces on cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment.

Spread 1 TBSP of preserves onto each piece, leaving a 1/2" border. Brush the egg mixture along the edges. Top each piece with one of the remaining pieces of dough. Using the toaster pastry mold, press down with the small mold to seal.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 25 minutes or so, rotating the sheets in the oven halfway through. Let sit on the sheets 10 minutes, then remove to wore cooling racks to cool completely.

Meanwhile, mix the powdered sugar and milk. Adjust the thickness with more milk or sugar. Add the pink food coloring. Spoon onto cooled pastries and spread with and offset spatula. Add sprinkles. Let the icing set before serving.

It's like having frosted pie for breakfast. Just look at those flaky layers.

*Do you want one? I know you do! How about a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card to go with it?***Giveaway closed....congrats to a_manda!!! Look for an email in your inbox!**

**We're having a BLOGGY SCAVENGER HUNT!**

To enter, leave a comment answering the following questions about some fabulous bloggers.

(Giveaway closed....congrats to a_manda!!!)

- Teresa from Blooming on Bainbridge has a darling doggy. What is his name?
- Amy from She Wears Many Hats, well, wears many hats. How many hats is she wearing in her header?
- Amanda from i am baker recently made _____________-decorated cookies for the Share Our Strength Bake Sale. (fill in the blank)

**Ready....GO!**

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*This giveaway is not associated with Williams-Sonoma...they only know me as the crazy lady who talks to herself in the store.*}

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Thanks!

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THOSE LOOK SO GOOD!

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These are so cute, Bridget! Love the pink icing. Good luck to those participating in the giveaway :)

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Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! ♥

Totally cute giveaway idea!

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3) Sugar cookies with pastel rainbow buttercream roses!

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I saw this very pastry tool at Williams-Sonoma recently and had to use all my will-power to not purchase it. I was shopping for Mother's Day, so it wasn't the time to be buying for me. I hope my time is now!

-Emily H.

How fun! Those look really tasty.

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I want a homemade pop tart asap!

Doogan

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I love that mold too! I was just thinking about trying to make homemade pop tarts the other day. :)

So cute!!

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3. Rose cookies- pretty and delish!

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I've made homemade pop tarts before.. Mine did not turn out so pretty.. I didn't have press thingy.. I would love to try and make prettier ones!

Doogan

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rose cookies

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One reason I like running errands with kiddo is that, well, I just like having him with me.

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...thanks for the giveaway!

Doogan, five & roses! How fun :)

ReplyDeleteI talk to myself too! I believe it to be a sign of genius.

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3. a rainbow of gorgeous roses

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3. Roses that looked awesome! I love the colors. :)

Great giveaway!

1) Doogan

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3) Sugar cookies with crusting buttercream roses

What a fun giveaway! And thanks for linking to some fun blogs I'm going to go read!

1. Doogan is the dogs name

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I hope I win ;-) I need some new cookie cutters :-)

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Can the pop tarts be made with chocolate too? They look great!

Doogan

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Doogan, 5, and Rose

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3. Delicious rose cookies

P,S. just taking the opportunity to tell you how much I love looking at your cookie photos. They always make me smile :-)

1. Doogan (ADORABLE!)

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Ooh hope I win!

Serene

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Hope I win!

Serene

Doogan is Teresa's dog

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1. Doogan

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As many Pop Tarts that we go thru in our house....I might need to double the batches!! :)

1.) Doogan

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3.) Rose sugar cookies (lovely)

1. doogan

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3. rose

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3. Her favorite sugar cookies with crusting buttercream roses

What a fun give away!! Those poptarts look amazing and delish!!

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doogan, 5 and rose (i saw these in person and they were SO lovely)!

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3) beautiful rainbow roses!

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3. sandbags- for the flood

1) Doogan :)

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3. Roses...and they look yummy!

1· Doogan (what a cute fur ball!)

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3· Roses <3 (Rainbow~ish!)

Doogan

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Rose sugar cookies

Thanks :)

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3. Roses (These are amazing!)

1) Doogan 2) five 3) roses

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1. Doogan (but she seems to call him The Fur Ball more frequently!)

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Doogan

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rose...beautiful rose, which I am definitely going to have to try!

And I did peek at every one else's answers, but only after I went and found all the answers myself! :o)

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Homemade Pop Tarts sound so much better than the store bought ones!

1. Doogan (is he a wheaten? ♥ him!)

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3. Roses, so beautiful of course

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1. Doogan

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3. Here I am counting how many of the Rose Sugar Cookies she has made...

Ooh! I really want to win this!

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Yummy!!!

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Ooh, I hope I win!! :)

christina(dot)schmidt01(at)gmail(dot)com

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Thanks for the fun contest!

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3) roses!

This would be so fabulous to have!!

Jennifer

Gopherfan7@aol.com

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What a fun idea! My husband loves Poptarts, and I'd love to be able to make them at home for him!

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I didn't cheat, I promise!!

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=)

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I recently discovered that my husband gets a packet of pop tarts from the vending machine every day at work! When I read the nutritional info, he was shocked to discover that he was not eating the a "healthy" snack. Then I read him the ingredient list!! I would love to treat him to homemade pop tarts. Still maybe not that healthy, but at least better and less processed!

Doogan is her ADORABLE dog.

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Hi. Great post. My friends referred your blogs to me. Looks like everyone knows about it, just not me, until now. Definetely will read your other posts, too. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care.

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sonspeck@gmail.com

1. Doogan (great name, by the way!)

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3. Rose Sugar cookies, which I just commented on this morning!

What a great giveaway, Bridget. So fun!

Pick me, pick me! Love all of those blogs and LOVE Williams Sonoma!!

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Thanks for the chance!

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Ooh pick me!

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Doogan and 5 and Rose cookies

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3.Amanda from i am baker recently made ROSE -decorated cookies for the Share Our Strength Bake Sale. (fill in the blank)

Terrific game, Bridget!

LOVE the poptarts!

Doogan

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Rose Cookies...that I totally want to figure out how to make!

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:)

1. Doogan (the fur ball)

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chasteenmichele@gmail.com

Thanks!

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Dianne J

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Only because i LOVE william sonoma and i LOVE scavenger hunts and anything fill-in-the-blank and anything that looks like a school test (wow.):

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What a fun contest! I'm not entering but just had to comment on how good these pop tarts look! I can imagine so many different flavours for fillings. Thanks for sharing the recipe Bridget.

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Doogan, 5 hats, and Rose cookies.

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And now we're headed to Williams-Sonoma to drool over a gourmet toaster pastry kit and way too many other fun things! Good thing we know the manager and she gives us suckers! :)

Doogan, 5, rose. Yay for pop tarts!

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You're so awesome.

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Woohoo!

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xo - Marie

Chocolate & Wine

My husband LOVES pop tarts but let's face it -- are they that good for you? lol

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1. Her dog's name is Doogan.

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3. Buttercream rose cookies (which were just lovely!)

My kids live for poptarts, but I would love to give them a healthier homemade version! Here's to hoping! :)

Jessica - lil_ga_kitten(at)yahoo(dot)com

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And, in the process, have found 3 delicious blogs to follow!!! How cool is this!!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

Ha! I almost impulsively purchased these the other day. Definitely a "how cute" moment.

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3) Very adorable Rose buttercream sugar

1. Doogan - and he is just adorable!

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Love this giveaway. My honey eats un-iced poptarts everyday for breakfast this would come in handy!!

1. Doogan (such an original name)

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What a fun giveaway!!

1. Cute cute Doogan

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Thank you for the opportunity to visit new blogs and add them to my already long list of reading materials!

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Doogan

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Find me here: maria@mewhitehouse.com

Blooming in Bainbridge - Doogan

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I am baker - Rose Cookies!

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Love your site, fighting the urge to run to Williams Sonoma RIGHT NOW

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Doogan, 5, Rose! I would love to win this. Love you, too!

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Doogan

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roses - very cute and colorful

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1) Teresa's dog is named Doogan.

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1. Doogan (aka the fur ball)

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3. Rose sugar cookies (and omgosh they look incredible!!)

I've always wanted to try homemade pop tarts!

Great giveaway -- thank you for the opportunity to win!

1. Doogan

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Thanks for some fun new blogs to look at!

oops! typo, Doogan not Googan lol sorry

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Hope I win! :)

Oh my daughter would think I was the bees knees if I could make her a pop tart!!!

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Great post.

1.doogan

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Woohoo!! Thanks for such an awesome blog!!!

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bncmaness@bellsouth.net

Doogan

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What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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Oh I want this so badly.

Maybe I can win!. . .

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Doogan...what a cutie!

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love this!

**Doogan

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**Rose

Makyla @ emmejota90@hotmail.com

Thanks for the chance to win this super cute prize!!!

1. Doogan

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3. Roses!

1) Doogan

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I love your site. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Carla Pacheco

carla@soft-tech.ca

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Doggy Doogan, 5 crazy hats and rose cookie! Pick me, Pick me!

ReplyDeleteFYI...I came across your blog only about a week ago while searching for some inspiration for cookies and I haven't left since! It's so great!

1. Doogan however The Fur-Ball must be a nick name :)

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3. Sugar cookies with "crusting buttercream roses" (although I had a hard time scrolling past the oreo heath bar cake to get to the cookies!)

1. Doogan

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Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

1. Doogan

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3. Buttercream roses

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

1. Doogan

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3. Rainbow Rose Sugar Cookies (SO CUTE!)

Thanks for pointing me to these - I need to add them to my reader!

uhhhg I hate shopping with my kids, because they always ask me to buy stuff like this...only not the cool do it yourself stuff, they ask for the nasty store bought pre-made kind. I don't get to ooh and ahh so much because there is no-way in HADES I'm taking my 4 kids into WS and they close before I can get them all in bed.

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doogan

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I have never been to any of these sites and I just spent an hour browsing. So awesome!

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1. Doogan!

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3. Roses (so pretty)

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Doogan, 5, Rose Cookies :)

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Thank you!

Doogan - 5 - Rose

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Doogan

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