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Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips
I have cookie moods. Occasionally, I crave a paper thin cookie – the only kind my dad really likes – when I’m aching for dessert with a raging sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Other days, when I’m reaching for comfort and sometimes feel like eating my emotions, I look for the perfectly thick, chewy cookie, still gooey from the oven, plucked from it’s baking sheet in pieces because I lack patience. This temperamental relationship I share with cookies proves just what a lunatic I am when it comes to food. Bizarre? Now you know. After scrubbing the kitchen floor last week on my hands and knees, pretending to clean the bathrooms but really just touching up the spots that everyone see, being extensively domestic and cooking four dinners in a row, I was craving three things. So… I made cookies. Many words came to mind with my first bite: warm, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, ecstasy… but before I recount a trashy romance novel for you, I gotta tell you this: they were puffy. 1/2 cup sugar Related:  Quick Desserts

Eggnog Ice Box Cookies - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs I’ve got my Christmas cookie bake on! I love love to bake Christmas cookies. I mean, what better excuse does one need to bake cookies than the holiday season? I find myself making ice box cookies every year…last year I made Cherry Ice Box Cookies, and the year before I made Brown Sugar Shortbread (Ice Box Cookies). So this year I wanted to make ice box cookies with eggnog in them…eggnog is the best. Between the cookie and the icing, these Eggnog Ice Box cookies are bursting with eggnog flavour! Eggnog Ice Box Cookies Ingredients Ice Box Cookie 1 cup butter, at room temperature2 cups sugar1 cup eggnog (I used 2%)5½ cups flour1 tsp baking soda¾ tsp nutmeg Eggnog Icing ¼ cup butter, at room temperature3 cups icing sugar⅓ cup eggnog Instructions In a mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.Add the icing sugar and eggnog, and mix until smooth.Ice each cookie once they have cooled completely.Optional: Sprinkle with a teeny bit of nutmeg on the cookies for a garnish. Notes

I hope you have chocolate chips handy & They’re cookies. They’re brownies. They’re brookies. Well, I had them for the first time the other day. Sometimes I wonder where I’ve been and how I could have gone this long without tasting easy treats like this. Here’s all the ingredients. If you follow the directions in the recipe, you combine everything by hand, but I decided to use my mixer and let it do all the work. Look at that beautifully thick batter. Spread it all out in a 13 X 9 pan and bake for about 30 minutes. Cool and cut. These are from the first batch. These are from the second batch and slightly… just slightly, more cakey when you sink your teeth in. At first I thought it was just a difference in baking time, but Lori also made a batch using a mixer without knowing that was how I made mine and both of ours came out the same. She likes the mixing by hand method better, too. The great thing about these bars is that you can mix in different additions if you want. How about butterscotch or peanut butter chips? M&M’s maybe.

This Must Be What Heaven Tastes Like Homemade Samoas | Ramshackle Glam Yeah, that’s right. I made homemade Samoas. OK, so these are a bit more time-consuming to make than your average cookies (there are a few assembly-related steps), but they are so worth it. Plus: how great would these be as Christmas gifts? I found the Samoas recipe on BakingBites; you can also find recipes for Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Trefoils. What you need: For the cookies: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract up to 2 tbsp milk For the topping: 3 cups shredded coconut 12-oz good-quality chewy caramels 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp milk 8 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok) What you do: First, the cookies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Now…the topping! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. (This step is sort of delicate – and can be painful, what with the hot caramel and all – so be careful. 6. 7. How beautiful are these?! Above: Homemade vs.

Creamy Spinach Dip | Skinny Chef Artichokes make this creamy spinach dip chunky and satisfying without adding loads of extra fat that the traditional versions has. Artichokes are also high in fiber and make for an excellent salad dressing. Watch Better TV clip featuring this recipe! Serves 12 Ingredients 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 2 cups fat-free plain yogurt 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 8-ounce block reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon mild chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt non-stick cooking spray 1 bag whole grain tortilla chips (about 16 cups) Instructions Coat a 8x12 baking dish with cooking spray. Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/2 cup with 3/4 ounce tortilla chips): 226 calories, 12 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 8 g fat (4 g saturated), 24 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 473 mg sodium.

homemade pop tarts I never had a Pop-Tart until college. I realize that for some people this may cause a shocked reaction on par with my husband’s the time I told him I’ve never watched Goonies before (or Jacob’s, upon discovering the internet). Obviously I grew up under a rock, right? Thus, given my proximity to concrete-like materials you’d think I have been better prepared for the texture of the one I purchased from the vending machine in the basement of my freshman dorm (not at 4 a.m. or anything, either, nope, not this angel!). But I was not. It was like particle board, but even particle board has a fresher aroma. I understand that if I had toasted it, my experience might have been better. I can’t believe I waited so long to make these. Most recipes I have come across use a pie dough for the pastry but I was really stuck on getting a crust that was a little more sturdy — one with an egg. One year ago: Black Bread Homemade Pop Tarts Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Perfectly Peanutty! Pretty, peanut butter cookies with just five ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter1/2 cup sugar1 egg4 oz. Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, melted1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts That’s my kind of recipe! Preheat oven to 325. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until well blended.Refrigerate for 30 minutes.Remove and roll mixture into 18 balls.Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.Flatten each ball by using a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Melt chocolate.Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. And enjoy! Now that you have something to chew on, don’t forget that you have until August 31st to enter the Nickelodeon Giveaway. Focaccia This is the real deal focaccia. The kind infused with herb oil and left for a long cold rise overnight in the fridge to get the best flavor. It's soft, chewy, and savory all at the same time. There are a lot of recipes for quick and easy focaccia but if you have the extra time to let it rise overnight in herb oil it's worth it. What gives the bread its flavor is a herb infused oil. EDIT: You won't use the entire cup of oil in the bread. 1/4 cup goes on the tray, then 1/4 cup spooned on top, then after the rise in the fridge you add UP to a 1/4 cup. To incorporate air bubbles into the dough and to further knead it the focaccia gets stretched and folded three times. First you stretch the dough out on a floured surface to twice its size. Then you fold it like a letter and lightly brush it with oil... ...and sprinkle it with flour then cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you stretch and fold again. Also don't worry if this looks like too much oil.

Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Brownies and Bars, Chocolate, Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Guest Posts | 66 comments I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while. The following recipe is written by Jaime of Sophistimom. Welcome, Jaime! Last year, while developing a recipe for homemade Ho-Ho’s, I accidentally made something more like a thin brownie than a cake. When Katie invited me to write this post for today, it was still cold and rainy here in the Rocky Mountains. So I turned to my food magazines for a little help, as I often do. And that became my starting point. Martha’s ice cream bar had only one cookie layer, so I wanted to make it a little different—more like an ice cream sandwich. To make them easier to dip in chocolate, I inserted wooden Dixie cup spoons, and turned them on end to set. What about you? Need another Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe? About the Author:

S'mores Cookies These cookies are every bit as delicious as they look. You may have noticed that I have been in a s'mores kick lately. First with the cookie dough pops, then with these cookies. I also plan to make additional s'mores themed treats this weekend. I saw a version of s'mores cookies on Make and Bake and became immediately intrigued. S'mores Cookiesadapted from Make and Bake 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 dash of cinnamon 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups miniature chocolate chips1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows2 Hershey bars, choppedPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - What Megans Making - StumbleUpon Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession. I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!), but….I don’t like football. 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.