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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

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them. So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. These are the simplest, yummiest little bites. If you have a mini muffin pan you are good to go. Preheat oven to 375o. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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

baby s'mores - The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook Is it just me or s’mores everywhere these days? I know that they are a quintessential summer snack, but this year they seem to be in your face everywhere. What’s a girl to do when there are s’mores everywhere? Make them. Now, these really are easy, and- if you don’t have ganache, you could easily use a bit of chocolate instead. The crust was a basic graham cracker crust: Now, I took this pic on purpose of my hand… why? I need to do more film-work- just for the manicures. So, I baked up my baby crusts, topped em with some chocolate: and…. Now- when you go to toast em. See? baby s’mores Author: Michelle Keith @ The Village Cook Recipe type: dessert 1 c graham cracker crumbs, fine¼ c melted butter¼ c sugar½ tsp vanilla1 c chocolate filling* (either chocolate chips or cream)24 marshmallows Enjoy!

This Must Be What Heaven Tastes Like Blueberry, Brie and Lemon Curd Grilled Cheese Recipe Blueberry, Brie and Lemon Curd Grilled Cheese Blueberry, Brie and Lemon Curd Grilled Cheese-a sweet and decadent grilled cheese sandwich that is perfect for dessert! It’s no secret that grilled cheese sandwiches have been my ultimate pregnancy craving this time around. The ingredients are simple-bread, cheese, and butter. You really can’t go wrong when those ingredients are involved. I am fine with a classic grilled cheese sandwich, but sometimes it’s fun to spice things up. I love a good savory grilled cheese, but my new favorite is a sweet grilled cheese sandwich, Blueberry, Brie and Lemon Curd Grilled Cheese. The other day we were out running errands and got home later than we anticipated. I looked in the fridge and spotted a wedge of President Cheese Brie. Josh agreed, but I started to feel like a bad mother, so I got out some veggies, crackers, fruit and spreadable President Gourmet Cheese for us to snack on while we made our dessert grilled cheese sandwiches.

31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin 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.

11 Dessert Hacks that Satisfy Cravings but are Secretly Healthy Is dessert your diet's achilles heel? Well, we have that in common. But often, the psychology of having something sweet is more powerful than the actual need for something that will sabotage your time in the gym. 1. There are many varieties of the pumpkin pie smoothie on blogs across the web; this one in particular from the blog Food Plus Words is packed with secret healthy weapons. Secret weapon #1: Tofu. Secret weapon #2: Pumpkin puree. 2. This dip is high in protein and gluten free - and tastes so much more sinful than it actually is. Secret weapon: Chickpeas. 3. Whoa. Secret weapon #1: Avocado. Secret weapon #2: Green tea! 4. Secret weapon: Frozen bananas. Secret weapon: Cocoa. Source: 5. This sounds super simple, and it is. Secret weapon: frozen berries. Drawback: Some studies show that eating berries with milk (from a cow) negates the antioxidant properties of the berries. 6. Do you like rice pudding? Secret weapon: Quinoa. 7. 8. There's no secret here. 9. 10. 11.

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

The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. This confused me--my parents would never do that--but more important than confusion was the fact that I was terribly hungry, and I didn't see how that problem was going to be solved, since his house never had any cereal in it. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket

Web’s Tastiest PB&J Recipes Making the same tired old peanut butter and jelly sandwich on sliced bread day after day, week after week can’t be exciting. And no matter how often the kids request it, can it really be all that thrilling to eat over and over again? We’re going to assume the answer to that is no. Consider The Web’s Tastiest PB&J Recipes for Kids our way of inspiring you to mix it up a bit! PB & J and Banana Panini Placing homemade peanut butter and strawberry jam, along with fresh bananas on a grilled buttery brioche is like PB&J hit the lotto and went all fancy on us! PB & J Sushi Rolls Nothing about a PB&J sandwich conjures up cravings for Asian cuisine. Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Sticks Who says you can’t have PB&J for breakfast? Inside Out Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich Just in case you thought we were being cute when we told you to mix up your lunchtime routine, there’s this. Bacon Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cornflakes Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich All out of bread?