Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Good Morning! A happy Saturday to you! 
As I am always searching for great chocolate chip cookie recipes I thought that a double chocolate one must be just that, doubly delicious. 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 oz of unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
13/4 cup of all purpose flour
11/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
11/2 cups of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips mixed


1. Preheat oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silphat baking liners. 
2. Put chopped chocolate in top of double boiler and melt. Set aside to cool.
3. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt until blended.
4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter, both sugars and beat until light and fluffy one medium speed. Beat in melted chocolate. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until just blended. Add flour mixture and stir until blended then add chocolate chips.
5. Drop by spoonfulls onto baking sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes.  Cool briefly on pans and then remove to cool on wire racks. 

These cookies are delicious! Soft, gooey and chocolaty. I have to warn you though, do not over bake these cookies or they will turn hard. Not that I minded as I ate the majority of these cookies right out of the oven!

Are you a fan of chocolate chip cookies? Do you have a "go to" recipe? If you do I would love to hear about it, leave me a link to your recipe so I can try it out!

Have a great day!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Top of the morning to you! Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I have made these cupcakes a few times and I love them. These cupcakes are quick, easy and delicious and a great treat to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. 

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting.

Guinness Cupcakes
Recipe from Dave Lieberman at Food Network

1 cup of Guinness Stout
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring 1 cup stout and 1 cup butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. 

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 of the way. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely.

Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp heavy cream
Food Coloring Optional

Place room temperature, softened butter into the bowl of mixer. Cream for three minutes. Add powdered sugar slowly and not all at once or it will fly all over the room. Add cream and then mix on medium high for another 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired. Add extra cream if necessary.

I hope you have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!