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Thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

Thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies
I woke up Sunday morning craving oatmeal raisin cookies something fierce, so I tried to make myself eat oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar in it for breakfast but that didn’t work, and so there was nothing left to do but to bake cookies. My life is so hard, innit? I have very specific tastes in oatmeal raisin cookies. A crisp edge is always welcome, but the rest of it must be thick and chewy. Just to confuse, this is unlike other oatmeal cookie recipes on this site, the crunchier chocolate chip pecan version and the thick but shattery, salty white chocolate version. Nope, my oatmeal raisin cookies demand their own texture, and one I can’t get from those other recipes. I start with the standard recipe on every can of Quaker oats and then start making it better. And then I try not to eat them for breakfast. Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies The last trick to getting a really thick, chewy cookie is to chill the dough before you bake it. This is a half recipe. Related:  Desserts and Sweets

portakal ağacı: Profiterollü Pasta ve Mahlepli Kurabiye Geçen haftalarda yapıp da yazmaya fırsat bulamadığım tariflerden ikisi; Profiterollü Pasta ve Mahlepli Kurabiye. Hafta sonu yeni tanışmamıza rağmen çok çabuk ısındığım bir hanıma pastayı yazacağıma söz vermiştim, birkaç gün sonra meşhur kahve zincirlerinden birinde aynı pastayı görünce sözümü tutmakta daha fazla geç kalmamaya karar verdim. Daha önce de dediğim gibi pastanın bana kadar gelişinde 3 hünerli blog yazarının emeği var. Burcu, Hatice ve Zinnur sayesinde ortaya çıktı benim pastam. En Güzel Çikolatalı Kek: Kek Malzemeleri: 200gr bitter çikolata200gr tereyağı, küçük parçalara kesilmiş1 yemek kaşığı granül kahve85gr kekun85gr un1/4 tatlı kaşığı karbonat200gr muscovado şeker*200gr kahverengi şeker25gr kakao3 yumurta5 yemek kaşığı buttermilk (yayık ayran) ** Krema Malzemeleri: 200gr bitter çikolata284ml çiğ krema2 yemek kaşığı kahverengi şeker *Tarifte muscovado ve kahverengi şeker kullanılıyor, ben onun yerine beyaz + kahverengi şeker kullandım. Hazırlanması: Mahlepli Kurabiye: Malzemeler:

Microwave 2-minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for One I love the idea of making sweets in a microwave in just a few minutes. I’d made some microwave cakes before and they were so amazing! I should make some again soon so I can share the recipes with you all. Zoom Yummy has great recipes and knitting/crocheting patterns that I love – and I was so glad to find this wonderful recipe that is so simple and easy to make. The finished cookie actually tastes like a cookie, and have a crunchy texture like a cookie (Not exactly like a cookie. In a shallow, microwavable bowl, place 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons salted butter (softened at room temperature). Fluff them together using fork, until fluffy and well mixed. Beat one egg well and add 2 tablespoons beaten egg to the butter mixture. Mix together using fork or whisk. Add 5 tablespoons all purpose flour to the mixture. Mix well with spoon or whisk, until smooth. Microwave the dough for 2 minutes on high. Microwave 2-minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

Spike Your Sweets: Strawberry Cheesecake Jello Shots As backyard BBQ season shifts into full swing, it’s time to start planning the perfect menu for your Memorial Day parties. Burgers and hot dogs are a staple (see: A Dozen Innovative Grills & 13 Must-Have Grilling Gadgets), but so are sweet treats and boozy bites. So how about combining both into a creative party treat? Ingredients: - 2 large containers strawberries - 1 small package of strawberry jello - 1 cup water - 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature - 1 cup vanilla or whipped cream vodka, chilled (or regular vodka plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) - crushed graham crackers Carefully hull each strawberry using a strawberry huller, paring knife or grapefruit spoon. Shave off the bottom of each strawberry with a knife so that they will stand upright. In a small saucepan, heat water and add jello. Pour or spoon a little of the jello mixture into hollowed-out strawberries. When ready to serve, dip each strawberry in crushed graham crackers and place on a platter.

Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells I watched my Grandmother’s face when she realized that I hadn’t handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell. Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water. “Crack it on the table,” I told her. Eggs were cracked, cupcakes were eaten, and I was perceived as a cupcake Houdini. Update 3/19/2012: For the basic instructions on these Easter cupcakes, keep reading. I modeled my cupcakes in egg shells after Nicky’s egg shell cupcakes from Delicious Days. Yield: 10 large egg cupcakes What you’ll need: 9 large eggs (Only one will get used in the cake. To prepare the eggs: Carefully poke a small hole in the top of each egg. Once you have poked a tiny hole, peel back the edges of the hole to expand it a bit. Turn the egg upside-down and dump out the contents. Bake the eggs at 350 F for 23 minutes.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe After last year’s debacle, the year in which we planted 2 zucchini plants and 2 patty pans (to provide for three people), this year we thought we would approach the garden more intelligently, and plant only one zucchini and one patty pan. Hah! Once again, we’re kicking off the summer with a zucchini beast madly producing more than we can eat. Fortunately, we have recipes like this one that use lots of zucchini, and we have friends and neighbors who happily accept the baked goods made from them. A few notes about this recipe. This recipe calls for regular, not Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa. We are using almond extract, but you can easily use vanilla extract instead, just use about 4 times as much, so instead of 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. If you want, you can toss some chocolate chips into the batter. Look who scarfed down the first loaf!

Mandalinalı Sıcak Puding | snOw eggs Düşünüyorum da galiba şimdiye kadar geçirdiğim en mutlu yılbaşıydı. Hatta takip eden birkaç gün. Yeni yıl, yeni yıl, yeni yıl… herkese kutlu olsun…herkese mutlu olsun şarkıları eşliğinde dans ederken, bu keyifli anı bozmamak için birkaç gün daha bekleyen “grip”ten habersizdim. Yeni yılın kapıma bıraktığı bu davetsiz misafiri görünce “dileğimi” hatırladım:) her ne kadar kendisini sımsıkı kucaklayamadıysam da onun uzun bir süre gitmeye niyeti yoktu:) E haliyle onu misafir etmeye çalışan bedenim mutfağı ve dijital evreni ihmal ediverdi. Kaç gündür yapmak istediğim şeydi; mandalinalı sıcak puding. Suda pişme yöntemi sayesinde de altı puding üstü kekten oluşan nur topu gibi lezzetli bir “puding kek”iniz oluyor. Yeni yılın hemen öncesinde “ hediyeler “ sahiplerine gönderildi. Ve işte hayatımın renkleri blog’unun sahibesi Burcu:) Ve erkehan adlı blog’un sahibesi Neslihan:) Uyarlama: BBC Good Food, Lemon self-saucing pudding Servis: 4 – 6 kişilik, kullandığınız kapların büyüklüğüne göre Malzemeler:

Shortbread Buttons Button up, let's bake! After baking macarons last night once again I felt inspired to attempt some ather recipes. I stumbled upon Nikole Herriott's flickr page which provided me with Shortbread button recipe & amazing photography. What more can you ask for. See Brooke Cook: Peach Bellini Cupcakes Did you try these Peach Bellinis yet? If not, you should really get on that; while you are at it you will really thank yourself if you just make these cupcakes while you are at it. There's nothing wrong with sipping on a few bellinis on a beautiful Saturday morning while you whip up some of these, trust me I tried it, I called it "quality control". These are SO perfect for summer, they are sweet, light and fruity not to mention absolutely delicious. Yield: 24 cupcakes or about 48 minis Ingredients: Cupcakes:1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 6 egg whites 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup champagne 1/4 cup peach schnapps 1 small peach, peeled and finely diced Peachy Champagne Frosting: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 tsp salt 4 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup champagne 1 Tbsp milk 1 tsp peach schnapps (more to taste if needed) 1 tsp vanilla 2-3 drops red food coloring, if desired for color Directions:

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes For Two | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Sometimes we just can’t handle 12 servings. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves. FYI: I have no idea what that is like. Haven’t you always wished you could make just enough dessert for yourself? Or… just yourself? Me too. But more often than not, I’ve found it to be a hassle to drag out the mixer, cream the sugar and butter, sift the dry ingredients and all that fun stuff for a measly two cupcakes. What can I say? Well, I was lazy. It is definitely your typical white cake; fluffy and soft, full of vanilla flavor, and the perfect vehicle for some fluffy white frosting. And it only takes one bowl! I think what I love most about these cupcakes is their customizability. [print_this] One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two serves 2 1 egg white 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla (yes, a full teaspoon – they are super vanilla-y!) 1/4 cup flour 1/4 heaping teaspoon of baking powder pinch of salt

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake St. Patrick's day is coming up and this weekend I started working on my meal plan. Normally I do not start with the dessert but when I came across this recipe for a Guinness chocolate cheesecake I knew that I would be making it immediately. Last year I made a Guinness chocolate cake and I discovered that the combination of Guinness and chocolate is a wonderful one and I could not resist using it in one of my favourite treats, a cheesecake! This recipe for the Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a pretty basic chocolate cheesecake recipe with the addition of the Guinness but the similarities stop there. The addition of the Guinness changes the texture and properties of the cheesecake making it more souffle like. The Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a moist one as might be expected with all of the extra liquid provided by the Guinness but it is also nice and light and creamy. Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake Servings: makes 6+ servings Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions

Homemade Nutella Many years ago I worked in a restaurant in New York with a group of other cooks, who were mostly women and we were all friends. We’d gather in the cold morning kitchen, working around a communal wooden counter near the warm stove armed with cups of strong coffee as we set about our various tasks while engaging in conversations while doing all the repetitive work of chopping the piles of vegetables we used for soups, salads, and other things that we were going to prepare the rest of the day. One woman, who I’ll call Mary Smith (and who, for some reason, we all called her by her complete name, “Mary Smith”, rather than just “Mary”), was bookish and almost librarian in her demeanor, and she was attending a local Ivy league institution, getting her doctorate in Russian and Russian studies. As I’ve come to believe, it’s as if they’ve implanted something in my brain so stores in Paris can know what I’m out of so that when I get there, they can be sure to not have it in stock. Chocolate FAQs

Homemade Oreos I almost never repeat recipes. I have soooo many recipes bookmarked and dog eared that it just doesn't make sense to bake the same thing twice. This recipe is the exception. These cookies are the most demanded item that I bake. As a matter of fact you probably won't even believe me if I tell you who requested these cookies. I first saw these cookies on Smitten Kitchen (one of my absolute favorite blogs, ever!) The filling is a dead ringer for the oreo filling. These will definitely impress anyone you make them for.

vegan dulce de leche cupcakes « fancyfoodfancy Even though at the time it felt as though the sky was falling, I think turning thirty was one of the best things that ever happened to me. So I am pleased to welcome my bestie of hella years to the club. Hooray! You made it! Good job! Every birthday is worthy of a sweet treat. And then I had an epiphany. I actually already had a dulce de leche moment a few months ago. But while I was looking for caramel recipes the other day, I found this recipe for vegan dulce de leche sauce. It begins with a super moist, super chocolatey cupcake. Thanks for being born, pal! vegan dulce de leche cupcakes makes 1 dozen cupcakes for the dulce de leche sauce: from Terry Hope Romero via Shine makes about 1-1/2 cups 1 cup soy creamer or rich soy milk 4 teaspoons tapioca flour or arrowroot powder 1⁄2 cup brown rice syrup 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated vegan margarine 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional) for the chocolate cupcakes: 1 cup soy milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows Happy Birthday to my Brother in Law, Steve! Steve just so happens to be smitten with my baked goods, so every birthday I spoil him with a new vegan treat to enjoy. I’ve been meaning to make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows by Isa & Terry for a very long time now! I think I was a bit intimidated by the process of making these cookies. It turns out that it is fool proof! I’ll show you the step by step process to show you just how easy it is! You start off by making your chocolate dough and your peanut butter dough. Umm excuse me sir, that’s not dirt in my nails, it’s chocolate dough…duh. Break your peanut butter dough ball in half. Break each half in half again and then break each quarter into 6 pieces (as even as possible): This simply makes it easier to get even pieces. Roll in hands until smooth: Repeat for the other 3 quarters: I ended up making 25 balls instead of 24 because that’s just how it worked out. Grab a chunk of dough (about a heaping tablespoon) and place it in your palm.

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