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5. Books – Miranda Corner

This blog, 5 star cookies is about the best thing in the life called BOOKS.

Miranda is our amazing and talented writer and you will have opportunity to read and follow her work on this blog.

To find more about Miranda please click on the link below:


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…and very soon, like tomorrow Miranda will share 5 books you should read before you die.

Until then, please click links above and share your thought and comments with us…

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Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share

When I laugh with my friends I called him Bill Cosby and by him I I mean “psycho boss”.

You know the type: charming, controlling  freak, narcissists and masters of deception. One of my favorite explanation is the following

 Psychopaths operate from a warped moral code and experience little to no guilt or remorse over telling lies. These bosses are skilled at avoiding accountability and have a Teflon-like capability to deflect blame. They lie, omit information, rephrase the truth, and misrepresent facts. They take credit for ideas that they did not come up with.”

So, how many of you have this kind of experience every day in your life? And how do you deal with it?

For me I like to bake. Baking is the perfect escape from my cold reality. I can even create perfect little creatures in this fictional life and I can make them from anything I like…like ginger

and there you have it…perfect little ginger people with the big heart in the middle. (Reality, eat your heart out)

Ginger People
Ginger People

In this baking escape I like to make cake that my grandmother made for me every week when I was a child.

It is my favorite and the best cake ever – THE CARROT CAKE.

My grandmother used to make different version of her basic recipe. It can be with cheese or with chocolate icing.

There are so much memory connected to this cake and very often when I need something to “hold on” and forget “reality” I make this cake.

And it makes me smile. I love the color, I love the taste and I love to pretend that I am eating the healthiest cake ever made..The Carrot Cake.

And because of memory of my grandmother I like to share this recipe with you.

I know somewhere she is watching over me and saying: “Still your favorite cake…” Yes, grandma still my favorite cake.

Thank you for the  recipe…and the memory.

Now, I need to start making carrot cake. The version that I selected today is carrot cake with cheese frosting.

My grandmother used to make very special frosting with secret ingredients.

Her secret ingredients was apple sauce and strawberries.

You will find yourself making this cake all the time.

Quick and easy, it will become your family favorite!

For this recipe you need the usual ingredients: flour, sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, walnuts, cheese, apple sauce, strawberries, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

So, let’s make magic …the Carrot Cake

the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

Quick and easy with secret ingredients....


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Cheese Frosting
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • ---------------------------------------------------------


  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of pan (13x9)
  2. Mix sugar,oil and eggs.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in carrots and walnuts.
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Mine was for 35 min).
  7. Cool it.
  8. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. Decorate with strawberries.
  10. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. Frosting:
  12. Beat cream cheese, add apple sauce, vanilla and icing sugar.
Carrot Cake - Side View
Carrot Cake

Like always, make this cake and share with somebody you love…somebody you think need love

and with all your family and friends …co-workers and Universe…


Love and hugs,

Your Cookie


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5 star cookies - The Best Carrot Cake
5 star cookies carrot cake

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Stars who love to cook-Lemon Bars

Baking with the famous star Martina McBride. The recipe – Lemon Bars. Enjoy and share.

lemon bars
lemon bars Martina McBride-cooking with the stars

When life give you lemons you make lemonade or in my case I make…

Lemon Bars.

Lemon bars are quite simple to make. The first part is a perfectly crumbly shortbread base followed by a gooey lemon topping.

The final special touch – magic sugar dust  …and the princess came to our blog.

Her name is Martina McBride and she is a very famous country singer. She is also very famous for her cooking and baking.

Her book “Around the Table” is must have. For today and for this blog I am going to make “Lemon Coconut Bars”.

So, if you need some magic in your life…try this recipe.


lemon bars Martina McBride
lemon bars Martina McBride


lemon bars

Stars who love to cook-Lemon Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • Crust:
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, chilled and cubed
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line 13x9 baking pan with aluminum.
  3. Combine flour, sugar and 1/2 tsp salt in processor. Add coconut and butter.
  4. Process until a fine meal forms, press into pan.
  5. Bake for 15 min.
  6. For the filling:
  7. Combine first 6 ingredients and a pinch of salt in processor,blend until smooth.
  8. Pour over hot crust.
  9. Bake for 20 min.
  10. Let it cool. Dust with magic and say
  11. THANK YOU!


lemon bars
lemon bars – baking recipe from the star

If you want to hear the song please click on the link below:

I never promise you a rose garden

 Or just read..

I never promise you a rose garden

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There’s gotta be a little rain some time
When you take you gotta give so live and let live
Or let go oh-whoa-whoa-whoa
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don’t find roses growin’ on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There’s gotta be a little rain some time

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
But if that’s what it takes to hold you
I’d just as soon let you go
But there’s one thing I want you to know
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep
And there won’t always be someone there to pull you out
And you know what I’m talkin’ about
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There’s gotta be a little rain some time,
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden


  and remember.
“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done”.
lemon bars Martina
lemon bars Martina McBride -baking with country star


Sending you Love and Magic,
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from 5 Star Cookies

See you soon…

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Coffee Crepe Cups – Part 2


Let’s start making Coffee Crepe Cups. Before I start making them let’s talk about crepes. The word crepe is French for pancake and is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”.

Crepes originated around the 12 century in Brittany, a region in the northwest of France. Crêpes are also common in other European nations, such as Italy, Poland, Romania, and Denmark, although they are known under different names.

In areas of Eastern Europe, the meal is called palacinka (Serbian,Czech, Slovenian). In Danish, it is Pandekage and in Dutch it is pannekoeken. There are two types of crepes:

  • Sweet
  • Savory

Now that we have a basic knowledge of crepes we can start making them.

This is my favorite recipe and it is the best one you can find on the Internet. I made million version of this recipe but today it is my coffee version.

(Does it look like Cappuccino?)

Coffee Crepes - Starting Point
Coffee Crepes Start

For this recipe we need the following ingredients: eggs, milk, coffee, flour, salt, oil, water.

Coffee Crepe Cups - Part 2

Coffee Crepe Cups - Part 2


  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coffee
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup H20 (water)
  • 1/8 tbs salt
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour and the eggs.
  2. Add milk, coffee, water, salt and oil.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Let batter sit at least 15 min at room temperature or if you are not in a hurry you can refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 day, whisk before using.
  5. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium. Lightly coat with oil. Add 1/2 cup batter and swirl to completely cover bottom of skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown.
  6. Loosen edge of crepe with a rubber spatula or knife, and quickly flip. Cook 1 minute more.
  7. Turn crepe out onto plate.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing skillet with oil and stacking crepes on plate.

Now, my friend you are ready for “Fancy Coffee Crepe Cup”.

You are going to build the following + some extra on the top

Basic Coffee Crap Cup
Coffee Crepe Cup

Your Crepe Ready to be mold
Your Crepe Ready to be Mold

Crepe in Mold
Crepe in your Mold

Now, it is easy part. Let’s have fun. Start with the whipping cream. ( O, I know…..things we can do with whip cream…).

After the whip cream, add some Nutella and honey.

Nutella, Whip Cream, Honey
Crepes Nutella

… add your favorite fruits…banana, grapes, kiwi and so on…

Banana, Grapes
Banana, Grapes

Add more whip cream…(and why wouldn’t you?)

Basic Coffee Crap Cup
Coffee Crepe Cup

And add the finishing touch…. You can use walnuts, hazelnuts, chocolate…

5 Star Cookies - Crepes
5 Star Cookies

Now, grab your spoon and let’s eat. Don’t ask me how, just start from the top and ….keep going…

5 Star Cookies Crepes
5 Star Crepes

I hope, I am your favorite Hello and hardest Goodbye.

Please come and visit my blog again.

Until then,

Love and kisses from

Your Cookie from 5 star cookies blog


Coffee Crepe Cups – Capture the Magic


It is Saturday, March 5 of 2016. What kind of magic is happening in my kitchen?

And trust me, in this crazy world this is the only place where we can create magic. Right now I am making the following:

-Lemon Bars

– Carrot Cake

– Coffee Crepe Cups

A picture is worth a thousand words or One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words refers to all of us except for search engine called Dr Google.

So, for all of us and Dr Google please see picture of my new favorite recipe “Coffee Crepe Cups”.

The Coffee Crepe Cups is the magic you can create in your kitchen for your family, friends or people you love. (including yourself…).

The recipe is coming very soon and until then just enjoy the picture. My perfect, Canon camera capture the magic for you.

5 Star Cookies - Crepes
5 Star Cookies – Crepes

Love from your favorite blog 5 Star Cookies,

Your Cookie


Coffee Cup Crepes
Coffee Cup Crepes

You want to lose weight – DRINK WATER

Yes, I know this blog is about baking, cookies, cakes, chocolate…. But this blog is also about health, taking care of yourself and
your body. I always look for different ways that I can improve my life, my health and my body.
And for today my Eureka is “WATER”.
So, if you never heard you can learn now, you can lose weight by drinking H2O or WATER.
Some other benefits are:
1. Energize us
2. Protect our joints
3. Keeps our kidneys working
4. Prevent headaches
5. Can improve mood
6. Great for your skin
…and so much more…
The amount of water you need to drink will depend on your current weight.
Obviously a woman of 125 pounds does not need to drink as much as a woman who is 200 pounds.
Here’s how much water your body requires to lose weight based on your weight.
132 lbs or 60 kg you need to drink 2L of water (8 cups)
143 lbs or 65 kg you need to drink 2.1L of water
154 lbs or 70 kg you need to drink 2.3L of water
165 lbs or 75 kg you need to drink 2.5L of water
176 lbs or 80 kg you need to drink 2.6L of water
187 lbs or 85 kg you need to drink 2.8L of water
198 lbs or 90 kg you need to drink 3L (12 cups)
209 lbs or 95 kg you need to drink 3.2l
220 lbs or 100 kg you need to drink 3.3l

….and so on…
As always I would love to know what you think about this.
I am sending you love from my blog 5 STAR COOKIES,
Your Cookie

Hard as a rock – Nusty in my kitchen

How often do you find yourself screaming: “O, God, not again. It’s hard as a rock and I need to make my cookies now, like right now. You nusty, lousy brown sugar. I hate you.”

But as this scene is playing in your head, I am thinking: “What I am going to do? I need this brown sugar and I don’t have 2 days to soften, I need it now!”

So, my bloggers what is the solution?

  1. Stick small pieces in a food processor or blender and chop/pulse until usable.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 F. Place the brown sugar in a baking pan and check every 5 min. You will know when it is ready.
  3. If you have microwave (and I do not) – put it in a container with a small bowl full of water beside it. Microwave for 1 min, check – if not ready try for another 30 sec – check and keep going until it is soft.

Of course for the best results prevent problems before they occur. Store brown sugar in a sealed, airtight container.

If you can afford and it is not expensive buy a clay disc.

A clay disc kept in the container can help prevent the problem.

Unless you want to have hard as a rock in your hand…brown sugar and if you do – get some help.

Love from the best blog 5 star cookies


your Cookie.


Dream Bars

Hello my friends,

If you are in mood to do some baking I have perfect recipe for you.

It is called “Dream Bars”. Yes, I know dreams are hard to chase but this one will just come into your life

and stay like the best dream you ever had.

This dream looks like the following picture

5 star cookies dream bars
5 star cookies dream bars

For this recipe you will need the following:

flour, sugar, butter, graham wafer crumbs, chocolate chips, chocolate, walnuts, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, oil. And the most important ingredients –  LOVE AND PASSION.

Because baking is a science, and when you mix together ingredients, you are creating chemistry.

Proper measuring is critical to baking. So please follow my recipe below….

5 star cookies dream bars

Dream Bars

Yes, if you want to dream and eat you need to make this bars.

Dream Bars - Enjoy and Share


  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 cup Graham Wafer Crumbs
  • 1 can (300 ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/3 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TBSP Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 pan. Set aside.
  3. Crust:
  4. Combine sugar,flour and butter using an electric mixer until crumbly.
  5. Press into prepared pan and bake from 8 to 10 min.
  6. FILLING:Combine chocolate chips,walnuts, wafer crumbs and condensed milk.
  7. Mix until well blended.
  8. Drop mixture over warm base.
  9. Bake for 19 min until top is lightly browned.Cool.
  10. TOPPING:Melt white chocolate and oil until smooth.
  11. Spread evenly over bars.Cut into bars...any size you want it...


Don't be afraid of your dreams.

My is to share this recipe with billions of people.

Help me reach this dream.

I know you will.

Love and hugs

from your


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Now you are ready to invite your family and friends. AND SHARE YOUR DREAM BARS…

5 Star Cookies from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
5 Star Cookies from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share

Take a little time to enjoy the Dream Bars!

If you like to dream and bake I have another recipe for you:

MINI PAVLOVA – Dream recipe just like Dream Bars.

Mini Pavlova from the best food blog 5starcookies
Mini Pavlova from the best food blog 5starcookies

Love from your favorite blog 5 STAR COOKIES AND



If your eyes come with more baggage than you do

I am sure you heard “We all come with baggage”.

If that baggage happen to be under your eyes I have solution for you. It is quick and easy treatment that will improve the appearance of eye bags. And the most important thing you do not need to spend extra money, everything you need you can find in your kitchen.

You need or your eyes need :



1. Squeeze the juice out of a slice of tomato.

2.Combine it with the juice from half a lemon.

3. Apply the mixture to your under-eye area using a cotton swab for 15 min (remember under your  eyes – don’t get the acidic liquid in your eyes).

4. After 15 minutes, rinse off the mixture and apply a high-quality under-eye cream.


It can do wonders for your under eye inflammation…try…do not be lazy!

Sewing Quote:
“In life we all come with baggage. (Mine’s just filled with fabric).”

Sending you love and piece from my 5 Star Cookies Blog…

Your Cookie,



Coconut Walnut Roll

Coconut Walnut Roll


Coconut Walnut Roll


  • 1cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 pound pitted dates
  • 1/2 pound miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Place graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup coconut, walnuts,pitted dates,marshmallows, heavy cream and rum into your food processor.
  2. Blend/pulse until a moist dough forms – 3 to 5min. ( add more rum if it is dry).
  3. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Form the dough into log. (you can also form 2 logs, to make it easier to handle)
  5. Roll into coconut.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 24 hrs.
  7. Slice into ¼ inch slices.

Coconut Roll
Coconut Roll


Coconut Walnut Roll
Coconut Walnut Roll

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