Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
- 1 stick of unsalted butter softened at room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup pastry flour
- 1 bag of mini Cadbury dark chocolate Eggs, crushed ( I left some whole as well- you want a variety- whole, halves, pieces, and the crumbs!)
- Sweetened coconut flakes (optional)
- Crush eggs!
- In your mixer add the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Add the egg and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add the baking soda to your flour
- Slowly add in flour mixture making sure that everything is combined. Mix until all is combined.
- Add in the amount of mini eggs you so desire to! Use the mixer to start and then to ensure an even distribution mix with hands.
- Create a large ball out of the dough and then spoon into balls and place on plate to chill. Roll half in coconut flakes
- at this time I placed the cookies in the freezer for about 30 mins
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place cookies on pan
- Bake for 10-15 minutes- until tops are brown- the centers will still be a tad gooey if you add as much chocolate as I did :)
- Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then have self control unlike myself and move to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy warm or cool! (Of course a nice class of milk goes well or a nice cookie sundae or cookie ice cream sandwich :) )
Sunday, April 9, 2017
I had something I needed to bake for. I signed up for a breakfast bread but then wanted to make cookies but then happened upon a post for "funfetti coffee cake". Of course the title having the word FUNFETTI pulled me in. It came from one of my go to blogs Amy's healthy baking. The reason why I love her blog so much is because her recipes are "doable" healthier recipes. They are not recipes they are 100% percent clean but are healthy OR MUCH healthier than the original recipe would be. Don't get me wrong I follow a bunch of instagram accounts that are all clean and such and make some of the recipes as well but sometimes you want recipes like Amy creates OR you want the real thing. It is called balance. I find that her blog is the best with that. Ok back to the recipe. The main ingredient in her version that makes it "funfetti" is fruity pebbles. I did not have any of those but I did have mini- cadbury eggs. That is an even swap, right?! I mean the eggs are colorful. I know there are some odd people on this planet who do not like chocolate so I did half with the regular topping and half with the mini- eggs. Enjoy!
for the cake batter:
1¼ c ap flour
½ c white wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp plain Siggis Yogurt (or plain greek yogurt)
hearty pour of vanilla
½ c + 2 tbsp skim milk
cadbury mini eggs (crushed)
for the streusel topping:
3 tbsp ap flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp (pule a little more) unsalted butter, softened
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- line a 8”-square baking pan with parchment (or spray it)
- prepare the streusel: mix all ingredients in a bowl. Mix with hands until a crumble forms. Set aside.
- FOR the CAKE: mix the the all-purpose flour, spices, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In your mixer bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add in the yogurt, egg and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour mixture. Mix until combined.
- Add in the milk and mix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the streusel topping on top of half and sprinkle the mini eggs on the other half.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before slicing and enjoying.
Recipe adapted from: http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2013/05/07/a-fruity-tradition/
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Enjoy as a snack or top a yogurt bowl like I did!
SO GOOD. Recipe adapted from http://twistoflemons.com/cashew-coconut-carrot-cake-bites/
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 cup Trader Joe's roasted unsalted cashews
1/4 cup cashew butter (I made it with the same type of cashews)
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Optional coconut flakes
1. Pulse carrots in food processor and then set aside.
2. Pulse cashews into a crumble.
3. Add carrots back in and add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Combine until a ball forms.
5. Transfer dough to a bowl to chill.
6. Roll into balls and enjoy!