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Galaxy Doughnuts

Today in the kitchen we are whipping up some delightful doughnuts! We love doughnuts not only because they are delicious but also surprisingly easy to whip up, all you need is a doughnut pan! At the moment we love making these galaxy doughnuts which are whimsical and just a little bit other wordly.  We hope you have as much making these as we do!


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose baking flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup white chocolate candy melts


  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  3. Lightly grease a doughnut pan; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, butter, and egg. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture until just combined – don’t over mix! Gently fold in sprinkles.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared doughnut pan, and bake for 10-11 minutes, or until the doughnuts spring back when lightly pressed. Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire wrack to cool for a few more minutes.
  6. For glaze melt down about 1 cup of white chocolate candy melts, swirl in a few different drops of food coloring and swirl then dip the doughnuts in and swirl to make galaxy design. Set aside to let cool, chocolate will solidify.

Chocolate Pear Tart & an Exciting Announcement

We have a very exciting announcement from the FrogLegs kitchen, we are hopping into a new location at University Village in Seattle just in time for summer camp! We are so happy to finally share the news, and hope to see you all in our new kitchen!

To celebrate we decided to make a chocolate pear tart. This is one of our go to recipes in our adult cooking classes. It’s quite easy to make, but boasts a sophisticated flavor profile. Juicy pears perfectly complement a rich chocolate tart laced with spicy notes of ginger and cinnamon to tie it all together. The pears also keep the center of the tart rather fudgey, which we are all about.


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 pear, cored, halved and sliced to 1/4-inch thickness
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F and grease either a round or rectangular 9-inch tart pan or a 5 x 14-inch tart pan with removable bottoms.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes, scrape down the side of the bowl then add the eggs, one at a time, making sure each egg is mixed in before adding the next. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until it’s combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and smooth it out into the pan.
  4. Fan out the pears on top of the batter, being careful not to overlap too much, then bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tart is slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted away from the pears comes out clean (Don’t be concerned that the area around the pear is a little undercooked, it’s supposed to be fudgy).
  5. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan and serving.

Hoppy Cooking!


Christmas Sugar Cookies

Hoppy Holidays! We hope your December is filled with Christmas cheer. What better way to spread the joy of the Holidays than with some classic holiday cookies? When it comes to Christmas cookies there are so many delightful options. We love gingerbread, chocolate crinkle, and thumb print cookies filled with jam. However this year we let the kiddos choose their favorite and the winner was…SUGAR COOKIES! 

By a landslide, these classic cookies are a FrogLegs fan favorite. So we thought we’d share our fantastic recipe for delicious sugar cookies that are perfect for creating all the wonderful shapes of the seasons. These cookies hold their shape very well and make crisp edges, so get your holiday cookie cutters out!



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla with a hand held mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and stir to combine.
  3. Add dry ingredients and egg to butter sugar mixture. Combine until the dough is in pieces, then use your hands to bring it all together.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. This is very important!
  5. On a floured surface roll out chilled dough with a rolling pin.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes and place on wax paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before frosting and decorating as desired!

Hoppy Cooking!

Homemade Pizza Dough


Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza pie? It’s one of our go-to recipes in the FrogLegs kitchen and never fails to delight! Delicious end results aside, we love making homemade pizza dough because it gives us an opportunity to teach kiddos all about our most mysterious pantry staple; yeast! It looks like sand, what is this stuff? And how exactly does it transform humble ingredients such as flour into something delightfully fluffy and worthy of topping with sauce, cheese, and all the other pizza goodies?

Mrs. Froglegs breaks it all down for us in the video below.  By the end you’ll be ready to make your own

delicious homemade pizza dough and get creative with all the toppings. Hoppy Cooking!

Now that you’re a yeast/dough expert, Mrs. FrogLegs will show you exactly what to do with that delicious dough!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

For the dough:

4 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup warm water

2 tbsp olive oil

For the pizza toppings:

pizza sauce

shredded mozzarella cheese


broccoli florets

sliced pineapple

sliced bell peppers



Add yeast and sugar into water and whisk together well.

Let sit until bubbles appear on top of water.

Measure flour, salt, and olive oil into a large mixing bowl, mix well.

Pour in yeast mixture.

Stir to combine, then place dough on a flat surface to knead.

Knead for 5-10 minutes.

Place in an oiled bowl covered with a dish cloth in a warm place to rise for at least 30 minutes.

When it’s ready place dough on a floured surface and roll out into desired shape for pizza.

Pinch the edges of the pizza to create a crust.

Top with sauce, cheese, and get creative with the toppings!

Hoppy Cooking!






Unicorn Cake

Do you believe in unicorns? We do! At FrogLegs we love unicorns so much we like to celebrate them by making this whimsical cake!

This cake is sure to delight unicorn believers of any age. At FrogLegs this stunning cake is the centerpiece for our magical unicorn themed birthday parties, and we promise it will steal the show at any celebration!

Luckily, there is no magic required to create this cake.  Just a dash of imagination and a dollop of delight.

Mrs.FrogLegs walks us through the simple steps to make your own unicorn cake at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Three 9′ cake pans
  • An offset spatula
  • A cake stand
  • Three piping bags with varying tips
  • One batch of FrogLegs Classic Cake (recipes follows)
  • One batch of FrogLegs Classic Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows)
  • Three different food colorings (we used pink, purple, and blue)
  • Fondant
  • Edible gold glitter

FrogLegs Classic Cake Recipe

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. In a mixing bowl combine sugar and butter and use a hand held mixer on medium speed to combine, you can also use a standing mixer.
  2. When the butter and sugar are thoroughly combined add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  3. Add vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and mix well.
  5. In three additions add dry ingredients and milk to butter, sugar, egg mixture, mixing well between each addition.


FrogLegs Classic Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a medium mixing bowl using a hand held mixer beat butter on medium high speed until smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and mix on low speed at first, then increase to medium speed and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes until the mixture starts to come together.
  3. Add in heavy cream and vanilla and beat on medium speed until desired consistency is reached.

Hoppy Cooking!

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn may be disappearing from store shelves, but we didn’t get quite enough so we made a batch of candy corn cookies and some Dracula cookies as well, just for good measure. We just wanted to make sure we got our fill of Halloween treats before we move onto Thanksgiving treats! Yes it’s a rough job we have here at FrogLegs, but someone has to do it!

These two recipes are extra special to us because they were created by our students Natasha and Eshal. We are constantly amazed by the creativity and talent of our students here at FrogLegs, and wanted to share their recipes! These recipes are kiddo friendly so get the whole family involved in making these goodies!

The candy corn cookie is a delightful crunchy yet buttery sugar cookie and the Dracula cookie has all the ooey gooey chewiness one should expect from a chocolate chip cookie along with some extra fluff in the form of marshmallows. Sound delicious? Thought so, let’s hop to it!

Candy Corn Cookies:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • yellow and orange food coloring
  • black gel frosting (optional for decorating)
  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar using hand held mixer.
  2. Add in egg, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Add in dry ingredients.
  4. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Divide dough into three parts.
  6. Dye one section yellow, one orange, and leave the other white.
  7. Layer the three parts of the dough together and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Roll out dough (use extra flour if sticky) shape into triangles.
  9. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.

Dracula Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frosting
  • handful of mini marshmallows
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar together using hand held mixer.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs to butter sugar mixture, combine well.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop (we like to use an ice cream scooper for evenly shaped cookies!) dough onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.
  8. When cool cut cookies in half
  9. Spread frosting on top and bottom.
  10. Place marshmallows along the edge and sandwich them.


Hoppy Cooking!

Monster Bark

Happy Halloween! Here at FrogLegs we favor tricks over treats, which is why we whipped up a batch of delicious Monster Bark! Fun, easy to make, and sure to delight monsters of all ages! If you have kiddos around get em in the kitchen to help decorate. They will love getting creative with the candies, just as much as they will love the final product.

This is a great sweet treat to have on hand for Halloween festivities,  doll it up in a cellophane bag with a bit of ribbon and it makes a great gift. Mrs. FrogLegs will show you exactly how to create this ghoulish goodie!


  • White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Blue Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Assorted Candies for decorating


  1. Melt white and blue chocolate candies separately in a double coiler or in the microwave in 20 second intervals stirring between each interval.
  2. Pour both chocolates onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Swirl colors together with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Decorate with candies as desired.
  5. Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  6. When solid break pieces into desired pieces.
  7. To decorate place in a cello bag with ribbon.

Hoppy Cooking!