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Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies. I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies!

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. They are so simple to whip up, and such a treat! Let’s make some right now :) All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips.

Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Heaven help me. Mama mia. 1. 2. 3. Homemade Hostess Cupcake Cake&Balls. This is not a lie... this is the truth...

Homemade Hostess Cupcake Cake&Balls

There are times when I will have lots of yummy, homemade baked goods in my house and I will drive to the gas station to get a Hostess Cupcake. They are my favorite. And they are adorable.... They are served in that really cute little tray. They have a cute swirl. Now... you all know I love cake balls. Anyways... This whole thing is easy just a bit time consuming... several steps... but worth it! Now you know for the cake balls you will need to bake the cake and let it cool completely. Then add 1/2 container of cream cheese cake frosting and mix with hands. I used my trusty cookie scoop to make the balls.

Then just hollowed them out with my finger :). Once this is done place them in the freezer while you are making the cream filling. Also... The hardest part to this recipe was finding an easy and tasteful cream filling recipe.. but I found one! Cream Filling You will need: 2 tsp very hot water, not boiling 1/4 tsp salt 1 jar marshmallow creme Again.... Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Brownie Cookies. Love brownies.

Brownie Cookies

Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Want something I can enjoy within 5 minutes of its exit from the oven.

Every time I make these cookies (which, truth be told, is quite often), I think of a former colleague, Ana, who left King Arthur last year in order to be a full-time mom to her 2-year-old twins. The test kitchen bakers loved Ana. Ana still visits occasionally, 2-year-olds in tow. And when she does, she’ll invariably nose out any chocolate, and treat us to her classic reaction: “Perfect! These cookies are basically brownies: flat, round, 2 ½” brownies. First task: Combine the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave till softened… …then stir till smooth. Stir the chocolate into eggs and sugar, which you’ve beaten together. Buy vs. The Cookie Cake&Pie. Cookies, Cakes and Pies are basically the holy trinity of baked goods.

The Cookie Cake&Pie

Separately, each is wonderful in its own way. Cookies and milk after school. Birthday cake. Pie at Thanksgiving. But what if--just what if--all of this awesome could be combined into one singular sensation? It's time to break out a seriously sweet triple play: the Cookie Cake Pie. I wish I had a more clever moniker for you, but really, the name does say it all: it's a cookie and a cake within a pie. Want one of your very own? Cookie Cake Pie You'll need: First, prepare one batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Next, prepare a single pie crust and line it into a pie plate. Place the cookie dough inside of the pie crust and using your fingers or a spoon, spread it so that it evenly coats the bottom of the crust. At this point, you might want to pre-heat the oven. Let the cookie-filled pie crust rest for a bit while you mix up some birthday cake.

Put this monster in the oven and check after about 25 minutes. Apple Pies in Apples. I know, I’ve made a few pies lately. But see how these are different? Look at how adorable these are! I mean, come on. Could you resist? I sure couldn’t. We ate them before I had a chance to think about pictures. Oops. This is why I had leftover dough for that impromptu dinner. Although this recipe is a little time consuming, it’s no harder than making any sort of real pie. It still involves slicing fruit. Rolling out crust and making it look pretty. Mixing fruit and sugar and cornstarch. And taking bites with your eyes closed so you can focus solely on each flavor.

Please give these a try. Apple Pies Inspired by Pinterest 1 prepared pie dough, rolled out and sliced into strips 6-8 large apples (really any kind of apple will do) 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling onto the crust 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 or 1/2 tsp cardamom, if desired 1 tsp cornstarch Juice of a lemon or lime, mixed with 1 cup of water 1 tbsp melted butter Preheat the oven to 375F. Like this: Like Loading...

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Simple Pretty Sunflower Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!) , but….I don’t like football. I don’t like to watch it, I never liked playing football with my friends, I don’t even like playing catch with a football. If there was one thing Mike could change about me, I’m pretty sure this would be it. I saw this recipe on Jessica’s blog and made it the very next day. *Note: Jessica also has variations of this dip on her blog. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients:1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar (*to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinklingDirections:In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Blackberry Frozen Yogurt. Summer has been so good to us this year.

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

I'm trying desperately to hold on to any remainders of this wonderful season. I've already frozen tons of slices of peaches for a cold winter afternoon when I need a juicy peach cobbler. I'm now making my way through all the blackberries we have close to our house. Jam will be made, don't you worry. For now, because we've been enduring the craziest heat wave, the blackberries are turned into smoothies and other cold treats. Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt(printable version) 3 cups fresh blackberries3 cups yogurt cheese (or Greek yogurt)1 can sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounce can, it's fine if it's a bit more or a bit less)In a blender, puree the blackberries with the sweetened condensed milk.In a medium bowl mix the puree with the yogurt cheese.Pour the mixture in to your ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Mini Apple Pies. Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve already posted about my one of my newfound favorite chocolate chips cookies.

The recipe calls for butter – very common in cookies. Well, I have another all-time favorite cookie recipe and this one uses shortening. I know some of you are cringing. Shortening is kind of on the outs with trendy cookie-baking these days, and I understand why – many of the cookies I eat using shortening don’t have a lot of flavor and taste. However, let me tell you, I have been making this cookie recipe for at least 8 years and they are phenomenal and definitely not lacking in flavor.

Aunt Alecia’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 extra-large eggs 1 tablespoon hot water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3 1/2 cups flour 2 cups chocolate chips Directions Beat together the shortening and both sugars. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (www.melskitchencafe.com) Perfect Buttercream.

You know the scene – you’re at a party, and it’s time for the cake to be served.

Perfect Buttercream

The cake sure looks beautiful, but the frosting … well, you never can tell with frosting. On the cake it all kind of looks the same. The flavor is a mystery. Will it send you running for your toothbrush with its sweetness? Or even worse, will it taste like a dollop of butter? Both can ruin a good cake and cause people to doubt the skills of the cake baker. Last week I was roped into asked to coordinate last-minute baby shower for one of our temps whose last day was Friday. Megan’s Perfect Buttercream makes enough to fill and frost a 9-inch two-layer cake 2 sticks (8 ounces total) butter, softened 6 cups sifted powdered sugar 4 tablespoons milk (I use whole) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract Dump everything into a large bowl (preferably stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment). Single ingredient ice cream recipe. Recipe: single-ingredient ice cream Administrative news: The amount of spam accumulating in my filter is increasing and the amount of time I have to glance through and fish out the occasional legitimate comment is all but nil at this point.

single ingredient ice cream recipe

From now on, I’m deleting the hundreds of spam caught each day without a second glance. If you leave a comment and it does not show up immediately, you probably went the way of spam. Please feel free to email me and let me know so I can rescue you and keep you off the blacklist. Thanks! I’ve been doing a massive purge of my second office, recycling old notes and literature that I no longer need. Needless to say, I kept that little gem. Summer for some of my friends (those with school-age children) is coming to an end. Please please please clouds, take a break? So what’s this ice cream for breakfast ridiculousness? Bananas i prefer them just spotted I try, I really try to love bananas. And there she is slice into 1/4 to 1/2-inch disks sliced frozen.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ‘em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them. They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. Now you’re talkin’. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set.

I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too. Oh yeah! Print Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Yield: 3 to 4 dozen trufflesPrep Time: 45 min + chilling time Best served cold, these treats are for cookie-dough lovers.