Today I’d like to address two groups of people. Those with Twitch accounts and those without.
Those with Twitch accounts: are you subscribed to TheDragonFeeney? If not, go do that. (That was easy.)
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Feeney is, by far, the heckin’ sweetest streamer on Twitch. She plays Zelda: Link to the Past Randomizers and Super Mario Maker like a freaking champ and always does so with a smile for her followers. If you love her as much as I know you will, you’ll want to subscribe to her. For a Tier 1 subscription, you can support her for $5 (a month). (Tier 2 is $10 and Tier 3 is $25.) Subscribing to Feeney not only gives you a chance to view some updates to some of your favorite nostalgic games, but it also gives you a super awesome community of other gamers and viewers. Oh, and you also get access to her SUB-ONLY DISCORD, ONLY ON DISCORD, ONLY FOR SUBS. Aaaaand you get to use all of her emotes. (Thank you, thank you, thank you.)
This pizza-loving girl has brought so much joy to my life and my husband’s (@adelign) that we tag-teamed some cookies in her honor. Using a recipe straight from the Coca-Cola website, I made cut-out cookies. Instead of Coke, I used Vanilla Coke, a Feen-fave. We cut them into hearts and decorated them to look like her feenLove emote. When I see “we” I mostly mean my husband. My skills were not paying the bills today.
The Coke recipe makes cookies that are delicious, but a little crunchier than I prefer. So for those of you who like a bit softer cutouts, you can grab the recipes for my lemon or chocolate cutouts on my Hello, Sweetie post and decorate Feen-style.
FUN SIDE NOTE: Today (Saturday, September 30th), Feeney is hosting a special sub-athon with incentives for all her subscriber goals. If she reaches 1,000 she’ll get a pineapple tattoo and I’m heavily pushing for this. So today would be perfect to head on over and subscribe. You won’t be sorry!
recipe adapted from Coca Cola
7 oz honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp Vanilla Coke
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp cocoa
In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in honey and sugar. Cook on low until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in Coke and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine rest of ingredients. Once the wet mixture is cooled, stir together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill dough.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C for you Canadians). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Flour a work surface and pull dough from refrigerator. Work it with your hands a little to make it malleable. Roll out with a rolling pin and cut into hearts. Place on parchment paper and bake 11-13 minutes.
Remove to rack to let cool.
2lbs powdered sugar
6 tbsp meringue powder
2/3 to 1 cup water
Sour Patch Watermelons
Roll out red and pink starbursts with a rolling pin. Cut into heart shapes (either with scissors or a tiny cookie cutter) and set aside.
Cut green watermelon rinds off of the Sour Patch candies and then cut those in half length-wise to make green pepper-esque strips. Set aside.
For icing, you may want to make two batches to make it more manageable. In a large mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and meringue powder. Pour water in by the tablespoon, starting with five tablespoons. Begin beating with an electric or stand mixer. If you need it to be thinner, add water a small amount at a time.
Dye icing red for the pizza sauce and off white (a tiny dot of yellow) for the cheese.
Pipe the sauce around the heart shape of the cookie and fill in with the cheese. Add the candy pepperoni, sausage and green pepper toppings.
Let dry and store in an airtight container.