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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cranberry Almond Muffins


I've decided there is no point in buying muffins if I can make them myself. I recently made some cranberry almond muffins to get me through my weekday mornings. Here is how you make them:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbs flax seed meal
  • Handful of cranberries
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds (I used cinnamon sugar ones)

Directions:
  • Cream the butter and syrup together
  • Beat eggs into above mixture
  • Add dry ingredients and mix together
  • Add cranberries and almonds
  • Bake for 12-15 mins

Enjoy!
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Monday, April 19, 2010

If heaven had a flavor, I think it would be Peanut Butter



I promise I did not make cookies two nights in a row. Yesterday's post was delayed, but I did bake these deeeelish Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies tonight. I love peanut butter so maybe I am just bias, but these are yummerz.

I made these as part of a care package for a friend, and the new office has been expecting some baked goods from me, so really I just had no excuse not to bake!

Preheat your oven to 375 and get cookin:

Ingredients:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter & 1 stick of margarine
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Peanuts (I chopped them up in a food processor)
  • Chocolate chips

Directions:
  • Mix the peanut butter, butter, margarine, and eggs
  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Mix everything and add the peanuts and chocolate chips
  • Roll the dough into spoonfuls, place on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes
  • Enter peanut butter heaven

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Classic Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? Not much of an introduction needed for this post. Just felt like making some cookies, and it helps that I have a new office to share them with :)

Preheat oven to 375

Ingredients:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine.
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips and walnuts used at your discretion
Directions:
  • Place them by the spoonful on a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • EAT

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chocolate Caramel Blondies



Butter, sugar, flour, and a little bit of chocolate caramel just can't go wrong. These are quick and super easy to make. In my opinion the Blondie is an underrated dessert that deserves to be made a little more often, so give it a shot ;)

Preheat oven to 375

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 stick butter (6 tbs)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • I added chunks of chocolate covered caramel for a little extra treat
Directions:
  • Melt the butter and sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat until bubbly
  • Remove from the stove and let sit 3 minutes
  • Stir in the vanilla
  • Whisk in the eggs (you'll want to do this quickly so that the mix doesn't curdle)
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder until you get a thick batter
  • Pour into a greased 8 inch square baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown, and the center is firm
Eat up!