@1 month ago with 2 notes
#cookies #baking #bake #treats
Mini Brownie Cookies because I love you.
My mom always told us that if you get a plate of goodies from a friend or neighbor, you should never return an empty plate. Kinda like a tasty cycle of treats! Well I made these for my friend, Tegan when returning some tupperware. Mom would be proud.
Original recipe found here: Bam!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees (325 if using convection). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside.
- Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, espresso, and cocoa in mixer (if your butter isn’t fully softened, whip it around a bit by itself first to loosen it up, so you don’t end up over-mixing the eggs to get butter chunks smoothed out later).
- Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth.
- Split dough and wrap in plastic in two disks. Chill for about one hour, longer if you have time.
- Roll out cookie dough on floured counter, 1/4 inch for thicker, softer cookies or 1/8 inch for thinner cookies, good if you’re making ice cream sandwiches or like cookies a bit crisper. Cut into desired shapes, brushing extra deposits of flour off the top.
- Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 8 to 11 minutes (the former for 1/8-inch thick cookies, the latter for 1/4-inch cookies) until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
I felt like the cookies needed a bit of something so I dipped them in white chocolate that I melted in my double boiler.
@1 month ago with 1 note
Puddin’. Sometimes a girl just wants some pudding with a whip cream heart. Recipe found here: Bam!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon into individual serving dishes. Chill until serving.
- The whip cream heart you ask? Frozen cool whip and a cookie cutter. It’s that easy.
@1 month ago with 11 notes
#baking #bake #pie #pot pie
I have never cooked for my boyfriend. Not because I can’t, but mainly because he is a chef and who wants to make some boring mac and cheese for their chef boyfriend? So while cruising through Pinterest I found a recipe for a chicken pot pie. I thought I could definitely do this. A) I don’t have to cook the chicken and B) I don’t have to make the pie crust (something I have yet to master).
So on my trip to Whole Foods I picked up some turkey with a chipotle rub, some wine and a Pillsbury gift to me- pre made pie crust. And guess what? The pie turned out awesome! Sure I burnt the roux the first time around because I was busy instagraming my carrot hearts but the boyfriend really liked it! SUCCESS. Original recipe found here: Bam!
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
2 small potatoes, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 rib celery, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 T. butter
4 T. flour
2 cups milk
½ tsp. poultry seasoning (optional- meaning I didn’t do it. Which is why I added in some Thyme)
¼ tsp. black pepper
3 tsp. chicken bullion
3 cups hot water
Thyme to taste
Half of a small onion chopped
Pare-boil veggies until tender in water. Once cooked, drain. Stir in chicken.
Melt butter and add flour to form a roux.
Add milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
Add seasonings and onion.
Stir in veggies and chicken.
Pour into a large deep-dish pie tin (I had a bottom layer of pie crust- you don’t have to do this if that is too much crust).
Top with piecrust.
Cut air vents with sharp scissors- or cut a cute design before topping the pie. Damn you Pinterest and your cute ideas!
Bake 20 minutes at 400° or until golden brown.