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Black and White Butter Cookies

Cakes and Cookies

We had such a relaxing weekend. We actually didn’t do anything! We just ate, watched TV, had a movie night and basically just chilled. Of course, our lack of motivation to do something else was a direct result of the wintery weather outside. It was way too cold and way too wet to think about an outdoor activity or about any activity as a matter of fact; so what do you think I did? Yup! Baked; Come on…when the winds are blowing it’s time for cookies and milk isn’t it? And so, I did just that. Took me maybe 5 minutes to prepare the batter, gave it another 30 minutes in the fridge and about 20 minutes after I had freshly baked cookies. The best kind of cookies – Simple!

 

Black and White Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Serves: 60 Cookies
 
Great butter cookies with minimum work and maximum results.
Ingredients
  • 200 grams butter – melted
  • 2½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixer bowl and mix well until combined.
  2. Divide dough in 2. Place one half aside and to the other half add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder and mix well until combined.
  3. Place both dough halves in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  4. To shape the cookies, take ½ tsp from the light dough and ½ from the dark dough and create a small ball.
  5. Place on baking sheet lined with baking paper and flatten with your fingers.
  6. Place in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes until edges are starting to become brown.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool and keep in sealed container for freshness.

 

We had such a relaxing weekend. We actually didn’t do anything! We just ate, watched TV, had a movie night and basically just chilled. Of course, our lack of motivation to do something else was a direct result of the wintery weather outside. It was way too cold and way too wet to think about […]

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Apple Spice Muffins

Cakes and Cookies

Whether you like it or not it is the apple season. Apples are everywhere and it’s not only beautiful and tasty, it’s healthy too. I know, I know, it’s not as healthy when you put it in a muffin, but let’s just pretend 🙂 and anyways, there is no doubt that the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon and allspice in the house is definitely healthy for the soul. I made these muffins last week (sorry for the delay, have no time to breathe these days) and they were gone after 1 hour, now what does that mean?

Apple Spice Muffins
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Recipe type: Dessert. Muffins
Serves: 12 Muffins
 
Wonderful muffins with fall flavors and just how I like it, with ingredients you most definitely have in your kitchen. the smell in the house will be amazing.
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ⅔ Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Apple Sauce (I just put fresh apples in a food processor)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  2. Prepare a cupcake pan layered with 12 muffin cups
  3. Whisk the butter and sugar together until white and soft.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well until even and fluffy.
  5. Add the other ingredients and mix well until fully combined.
  6. Pour into muffin paper cups until they are ¾ full and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Whether you like it or not it is the apple season. Apples are everywhere and it’s not only beautiful and tasty, it’s healthy too. I know, I know, it’s not as healthy when you put it in a muffin, but let’s just pretend 🙂 and anyways, there is no doubt that the sweet smell of […]

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Almond Chocolate Cupcakes – With or without a Halloween theme

Cakes and Cookies

I have a few websites I like to follow, cooking websites obviously, and everywhere I look all I see is pumpkin. Pumpkin cakes and cookies, pumpkin donuts and breads, pumpkin pies and pastries, and I know it is the season and that orange goes so well will the fall and the upcoming Halloween but to be honest, I’m not sure I like pumpkin 🙂 and I’m not even going to discuss the fact that most of the recipes are from canned pumpkins, not a can fan here. So I was trying to think what I can make that’s tasty, will go well with my morning coffee and of course, will make the kids happy. I went online, copied and printed a bat image. I made a stencil and decided to decorate my almond chocolate cupcakes with it. The kids were thrilled because they were t honed who made the cupcakes and because they got to eat the cupcakes the next morning. Needless to mention that my mission was accomplished and I didn’t even need to use pumpkin.

 

Almond Chocolate Cupcakes - With or without a Halloween theme
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Recipe type: Dessert, Holiday
 
A great cupcake recipe and an even greater decoration idea 🙂 You'll taste the chocolate and feel the almond flavor. Just wonderful.
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ Cups All purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1½ Cups White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  2. Prepare muffin pan lined with muffin cups
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix well using a mixer until well combined and you get a smooth batter.
  4. Fill each muffin cup ¾ full and place in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.
Notes
To create the decoration simply sift confection sugar over your stencil.

 

 

I have a few websites I like to follow, cooking websites obviously, and everywhere I look all I see is pumpkin. Pumpkin cakes and cookies, pumpkin donuts and breads, pumpkin pies and pastries, and I know it is the season and that orange goes so well will the fall and the upcoming Halloween but to […]

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Double Chocolate Muffins with White Chocolate Chips

Cakes and Cookies

Who doesn’t like chocolate muffins? We all do! But what would you say about a double chocolate muffin? A muffin with chocolaty flavor and some white chocolate chips in it. This was so easy to make. I made it with the kids and they loved it. Of course, the muffins didn’t survive long. I added icing on top and sprinkles all over and the muffins looked even more festive.

 

 

Double Chocolate Muffins with White Chocolate Chips
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
The muffins are sweet, very soft and can be kept in a sealed container for about 5 days which is an added bonus.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  3. In medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the milk, egg, whipping cream, oil and vanilla extract and mix well together until fully combined into an even smooth batter.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
  5. Fill the muffin cups ¾ full
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

Who doesn’t like chocolate muffins? We all do! But what would you say about a double chocolate muffin? A muffin with chocolaty flavor and some white chocolate chips in it. This was so easy to make. I made it with the kids and they loved it. Of course, the muffins didn’t survive long. I added […]

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Pineapple Muffins

Cakes and Cookies

We bought a fresh Pineapple about 2 weeks ago and placed it in the fridge to avoid the annoying fruit flies. It didn’t prevent the fruit flies from coming into my kitchen, but it did make us forget about the existence of the poor pineapple. Read More

We bought a fresh Pineapple about 2 weeks ago and placed it in the fridge to avoid the annoying fruit flies. It didn’t prevent the fruit flies from coming into my kitchen, but it did make us forget about the existence of the poor pineapple.

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