Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dessert

After dinner, I really was craving something sweet, but didn’t have much to choose from in my pantry. I did however find a bag of butterscotch chips and chocolate chips, so I thought it’d be a great idea to do some baking. Cookies are so quick and easy to make, so I knew I had to only wait a few short minutes to get my hand on some fresh out of the oven goodness! Yields: 3 dozen Bake Time: 12 minutes Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda…

Chocolate-Mascarpone Cookie Sandwiches!

It’s been a while since I’ve tried baking something new in the kitchen, so after my husband ordered a whoopie pie for dessert one night, I wanted to make something similar at home. I found a variety of recipes for simple cookies and filling, but nothing that really wowed me. So I decided, why not mix two of the things I truly love, chocolate and the mascarpone frosting for my tiramisu cupcakes! Serving Size: 9 cookie sandwiches Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: For the Cookies 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room…

My Very First Apple Pie

It’s late September and the orchards are brimming with apples. Nothing says welcome to Autumn like strolling through the farmer’s market and seeing buckets of apples in a variety of colors. So I decided to pick up some apples and make my very first pie! Serving Size: 8 Cook  Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: Crust 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup almond flour 2 sticks of cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp light brown sugar 4 tbsp ice cold water Filling 2/3 cups…

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

There are days when I just get random cravings and this happens to be one of them. I was really craving a chocolate chip cookie, but wanted to try something a little different. So why not try making a chocolate chip cupcake? Yields: 2 dozen Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups sifted non-self rising cake flour 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 5 large egg…

Satiating My Sweet Tooth with Coconut Cake Balls

For the past few days, I’ve had a huge sweet craving, much stronger than ordinary. And I realize that there’s only so much chocolate that I can consume before it gets too unhealthy. So after dinner, I wanted a small dessert that wasn’t over the top. I wanted to originally bake a cake, but didn’t want to go through the trouble of icing it. So the next best thing, mini cake bites, mini coconut cake bites to be exact! There’s been a craze lately for cake pops, so these are…

Quick and Simple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are many times when I just sit around after dinner and really crave something sweet! And sometimes, I just don’t have the motivation to bake anything too complicated. So what’s the next best thing, simple and quick cookies of course! I’ve modified an oatmeal cookie recipe I tried before to make it simpler and much more doable late at night. Serving Size: 2 dozen Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed 1 cup cane sugar 2 large…

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

The other night, my husband and I saw a commercial for those Keebler fudge stripe cookies and it totally gave both of us a huge craving. For me, I was reminiscing about the carefree days when I could just polish half a pack of those cookies in one sitting. Being more conscious of my food and the ingredients now, and since I’ve given up high fructose corn syrup, a lot of my favorite sweets are no longer available to me. However, the loop hole is that I can attempt to…

Angel Food Cake with Fresh From the Farm Berries

Since I’ve been working out a lot more lately and still have a super huge sweet tooth, I’ve been on the hunt for “healthier” baking ideas. I’ve been slowly losing my taste testers too, since they don’t want to pack on the calories every time I bake! I asked around to some avid bakers for suggestions, and good friend of mine recommended Angel food cake. Since there is no butter, milk or egg yolk, it looked like something that I should definitely try; the ingredient list seemed healthy enough. And…

Embracing the Summer with Strawberry Shortcake

My husband first introduced me to the famous Roy Roger’s strawberry shortcake a few years ago. When he described to me that it was a biscuit, topped with strawberries and jam, and finished off with ice cream, I was a little hesitant. I wasn’t too sure how that combination would turn out. But as we drove away from the drive through window, and I took my first bite, it was insanely delicious! It was one of the best summer treats I’ve ever had. With the weather being so extremely hot…

A Simple and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Snack

After dinner last night, I was having a huge sweet tooth craving; I really wanted something sweet and delicious. So this morning, after making a fruit tart, I decided to indulge in my sweet tooth craving and make some good ole fashion chocolate chip cookies! Bake Time: 10 minutes Yields: 2 dozen Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 cups…