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Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies
I love recipes that make me feel like I can get away with eating something sweet first thing in the morning. These banana bread cookies do the trick! Combining my own love for banana bread and the addition of chocolate chunks, these cookies are soft and cake like, much like the bread. They are perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee in the morning, as a afternoon snack or the perfect dessert. They are a great excuse to eat a cookie any time of day. And with oatmeal and bananas, I feel just a little less guilty indulging in them! White Lily was kind enough to send me some of their flour to test out and I found this recipe while looking over the recipes on their site. Ingredients yield: 4-6 dozen, depending upon size. Directions Preheat oven to 375° degrees F. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in oats, nuts (if desired-I excluded them) and chocolate chunks. Related:  breads and muffins

Baked Lemon Donut Recipe A light, fluffy baked lemon donut drizzled with a tart lemon glaze. Made with whole wheat flour and lemon Greek yogurt makes me feel better about indulging in donuts in the morning. Kelley turned me on to the Chobani Lemon Greek Yogurt, tart but so creamy, smooth and delicious. With twice the protein of regular yogurt, I decided it would make a great ingredient for a baked lemon donut. I was really surprised how light and fluffy these donuts baked up, even using whole wheat flour. I’ve been seeing lots of baked donut recipes on line lately. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 6 oz container Chobani lemon Greek yogurt 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup milk zest of one lemon Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar juice of one lemon Directions Preheat oven to 325º. More baked donut recipes:

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal. I sliced the dough, vertically, into six long strips. After 30 minutes in the oven… oh man…. bread heaven.

Lemon melting moments « Itty Bitty Kitchen These rich zesty cookies certainly live up to their name and melt in your mouth. Lemon Melting Moments: 200g [7/8 cup, or approx 14 tablespoons] unsalted butter, room temperature1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup confectioners sugar1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup cornstarch1 teaspoon vanilla extractzest of one lemon Filling: 1 cup confectioners sugar50 [ 1/4 cup, or approx 3.6 tablespoons] grams unsalted butter, room temperaturejuice of one lemon Please note: Comments have been left stating an extra 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar was required for a thicker icing sugar. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius / 300 F. In a large bowl cream the butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy on a medium setting, roughly 3 minutes. Take small portions of the mixture and roll into balls, continue until you have 25-30 (I made mine quite large, I ended up with roughly 23) pieces. Place them on a baking tray lined with wax paper, gently press on each piece with a fork until it has left an imprint.

Mocha and cream cheese brownie & Cooking Blog - Find the best recipes, cooking and food tips at Our Kitchen. 28th October 2010By GuestPhotography by Adam Much to the delight of the blog team we have a new member, Genevieve. Genevieve has just started in product development for cooking products as a product evaluator. “There is something about brownies that makes me go gaga over them and lose all my willpower. Throughout the years I have come across different chocolate brownie recipes but always with the uncertainty of how well they would turn out. Alas I found two “absolute best” brownie recipes in my opinion and upon noticing they had a cream cheese version I knew this was the one! To suit my taste preferences, I used Whittaker’s Mocha chocolate with 70% cocoa as I wanted to use this opportunity to incorporate a coffee flavour into my brownies —but you’re welcome to use any chocolate flavour you prefer. I hope you all enjoy these cream cheese brownies as much as the blog team and guys in the office have. Serves 6-8 -- 1.

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.

Lemon Bar Cookie Cups Recipe A sweet, slightly crumbly cookie filled with tart, silky smooth lemon curd, dressed up with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. If you’re a lemon bar lover, you’ll love this cookie cup version. It’s easy to make, and easier to serve than lemon bars. While searching for fun new recipes to try for 12 weeks of Christmas cookies, I saw several lemon thumbprint cookie recipes, and I couldn’t resist turning them in to cookie cups. Cookie cups are fun to make, easy, and the possibilities are almost endless. I based this cookie on the Fudge-Filled Toffee Pecan Sandies recipe and filled it with homemade lemon curd. This luscious, best-I’ve-ever-tasted Lemon Curd recipe is from FineCooking.Com and their foolproof method is really unique. The Lemon Curd recipe makes more than you’ll need for the cookies, but it will keep in the refrigerator for a week, and it freezes well and will keep in the freezer for 2 months. Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 350°.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. Recipe for Homemade Artisan Bread makes 3 loaves 3 cups lukewarm water1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other course salt6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flourcornmeal for pizza peel (optional) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Now slice and add lots of butter or strawberry jam. Thanks to my brother, Ramon, for taking the time to teach me.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Based on a from long, long ago, I’ve been toodling around for quite some time with the concept to get, what is to me, the perfect peanut butter cookie. And I finally think I’ve got it! While I generally like to steal a cookie (or five) warm from the baking sheets, these cookies benefit greatly from cooling to room temperature (and are fantastic out of the freezer especially if you have the patience to let them sit on the counter for about 3 1/2 minutes – pure bliss). I am surprised by how much I love these babies, since I am such a huge fan of my other favorites. Peace out. One Year Ago: Blue Cheese and Cheddar Scalloped PotatoesTwo Years Ago: Cookie Dough Truffles Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (www.melskitchencafe.com) Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe

Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecakes | Just Everyday Me - StumbleUpon 28 Dec 2011 One of the perks of being a student (and right now as I’m in the middle of college applications and interviews there don’t seem to be many) is that you get a long Christmas break. This is what I’ve done since Christmas: Stayed in my PJs all day. I got new pajama pants for Christmas (a tradition in my family). Today I am hoping to finish up my second to last college application (maybe both of them! But that’s enough about boring college stuff! I just have to point out the adorable little snowman cupcake wrappers! Peanut Butter/Nutella Mini Cheesecakes Adapted from Snappy Gourmet . Ingredients: 1 cup finely crushed chocolate graham crackers 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine, melted 2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup peanut butter or 1/2 cup nutella or to make half a batch of each, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup nutella 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs For the Ganache: Note : I had a ton of ganache left over. Directions:

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal. I sliced the dough, vertically, into six long strips. After 30 minutes in the oven… oh man…. bread heaven.

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