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I'm here to praise two things--carrot cake cookies and the CCP team I've been coaching for the last three months. Delicious, both. If I saw this photo, I'd be wanting to hear about the cookies first. Exclamations! And Number Five: they're not cupcakes. Now, please stay around for this. I made these cookies for them. Carrot Cake CookiesAdapted from Epicurious. 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 large egg1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 cup coarsely grated carrots (2 medium)1 scant cup pecans (3 ounces), toasted and chopped4 Tb. candied ginger chopped8 ounces cream cheese1/4 cup honey10 green cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushedGrating of fresh nutmeg Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake - StumbleUpon Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake. I KNOW. But try not to judge me too harshly, I had many bad experiences with store-bought dry, dense mudcakes covered in grainy baking chocolate icing. So every year when I asked Regex Man what cake he would like for his birthday and every year he replied me with "Chocolate So this year for Regex Man's birthday I offered to do a chocolate cake even though he said it didn't have to be chocolate this year. I used David Lebovitz's devil's food cake recipe again, my new favourite chocolate cake since making it for my raspberry cupcakes when I launched the new site. Originally I was going to arrange the scoops of icing around the edge of the cake, but I realised I didn't have quite enough icing to do that so I ended up just doing a few of them in the middle. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix together the coffee and milk. Happy Birthday Regex Man!

Browned Butter Oatmeal Cookie Cups Guys, I don’t want to shatter any illusions you may have of me or anything, but I’m so totally lame. I mean, for real. You have no idea the pressure I feel when someone that is not my close family comes over for dinner. I make a living sharing food on the internet. Anyway, we had some friends over for dinner last weekend. Obviously, I ruined all of it. The fresh mozzarella that I put on top of the ziti got crunchy instead of melty. I decided to be lazy and didn’t butterfly the chicken breasts before cooking them so they took forever and I ended up pulling them halfway through cooking to hack them into ugly little chunks so they would finally cook and be free of deadly salmonella germs. The salad was fine. The bread? Basically, my poor friends that came over for dinner are never coming back again. (Oh, and the dessert? I swear, y’all. So, obviously I made these cookie cups that I’m sharing today when no one was around to make me nervous. These are chunky little deep dish cookie cups. Print

How To Make Perfect Brownies I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. This is the brownie recipe that I’ll use from now on. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below) 3 eggs ¾ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter) ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below) Directions A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short. The assembly is about as easy as you can get. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. Pour the batter and spread it out. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. Very carefully lift the parchment out of the baking dish. Peel the edges and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Like this recipe?

peanut butter pretzel bites & Two Tiny Kitchens Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

The Most Popular Cookie Recipe On The Internet Leave it to the New York Times. For years thousands of bakers have started a seemingly endless quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie and then one day the New York Times comes along and tells us all what it is. Well, I suppose the New York Times is a newspaper and finding the secret to making the most delicious rendition of this beloved cookie is news…But, isn’t this whole perfect chocolate chip cookie quest a matter of opinion? It’s just funny. Now I know this chocolate chip cookie recipe was released last July, but the point is it has been almost an entire year now and people are STILL obsessed with this cookie recipe. It calls for sea salt and special chocolate disks with a certain percentage of cacao. But, this recent post on Chocolate and Zucchini really cemented the wonder of this recipe for me. New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies This recipe is famous for being the perfect chocolate chip cookie! Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

The best new recipes from Smitten Kitchen | 28 Muffin Recipes You&ll Want to Try I love muffins. I love them even more than cupcakes. Probably because they are so quick to make. It’s almost instant gratification from the time the muffin idea pops in your head until you’re pulling them from the oven. Of course, not all muffins are the sweet variety. Here’s a list of muffin recipes gathered from this site and all around the web too. Snickerdoodle Muffins – Just like the cookie, only in muffin form. Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins Cranberry Muffins with Orange Marmalade Glaze – The glaze would be really good on other kinds of muffins too. Chocolate Chip Muffins Blueberry Muffins with Orange Glaze Apple Brown Betty Muffins Poppy Seed Muffins Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins Graham Muffins Pumpkin Muffins Argan Banana Muffins from Maroc Mama Sweet Potato Spice Muffins from The Jammie Girl Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping from Hoosier Homemade Banana Muffins with Tart Lemon Icing from Addicted to Recipes Apple Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins from Barbara Bakes Cheddar Muffins

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Dear ErinCooks: I have a chocolate chip cookie conundrum: try as I might I can’t get my cookies to the consistency I like. I am a fan of chewy chocolate chip cookies, not cakey or crunchy, just chewy. I think it must be a butter issue. Should I try margarine or shortening? Maybe it’s too much mixing? Dear Julia: This is your lucky day! Please give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Originally published in the Got Milk? 2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened 6 tablespoons white sugar 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chunks or chips 1 cup nuts (Note: optional. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.

simple cinnamon zucchini bread « the edible perspective You’re going to be seeing a lot of zucchini bread around here. I’ve made 7 loaves so far [all different, but 2 were fails], and have only used up HALF of the grated zucchini from last week. It’s like a never ending bowl of pasta. This morning’s recipe is similar to the savory zucchini herb bread . Well, besides that whole savory things. This is a “sweet” version. This bread is similarly nutrient dense, and great for on the go with a smear of your favorite nut butter. It’s also highly recommended to brown them in a pan with a little coconut oil, smash banana on top, and then smear with nut butter. This recipe took 2 trials. For round 2, I stuck with my 9” square pan and scaled back on the zucchini. In my testing, the best greasing method, is the grease + flour trick. All you need to do is spread butter or coconut oil [maybe Earth Balance or just any oil works too? I’ve never had a sticking problem with that method! Easy as pie. zucchini pie? This recipes is meant to be just barely sweet.

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows. I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. You won't be able to get really dark colours without making your fondant sticky, but for lighter colours you can just even it out with more icing sugar. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Step One: Take a couple of handfuls of marshmallows and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I like to make smaller batches because its easier to add the colour to the melted marshmallow than it is to work the colour into the fondant later. Step Two: Stick the marshmallows in the microwave for ten seconds at a time until the are puffed up and easily stir into a goo with a wooden spoon. Step Three: Step Four: Fondant with the icing sugar kneaded in.