We altered the brown sugar to granulated sugar ratio, as well as added a touch more of vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, and just a little less chocolate chips. And whadda ya know? They were even better. Possibly even the best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever.
Anyway, these guys make a great pair for sure, and you will find that this Chocolate Biscotti dunked in a great cup of coffee is no exception. No bland biscotti here. No siree bobtail. It is quite the perfect biscotti. It is rich, and chocolatey, of course with the satisfying crunch that biscotti delivers. It just begs for a good cup of Joe. You’ll see.
This Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe has been dancing around in my head for a while now after enjoying a delectable strawberry cake last spring at a local cafe. This one, made with a fresh strawberry puree mixed into the batter, just beckoned to be covered with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
This Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe is a fantastic frosting for many baked goods.
When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better in my personal opinion. Recently I made a cake (which I’ll be sharing here tomorrow!) that just screamed to be topped with a decadent dark chocolate buttercream. I immediately remembered that unforgettable buttercream atop a cupcake I enjoyed at The Magnolia Bakery in Chicago a couple of years ago. I tried the vanilla and the chocolate. Oh my word. Talk about decadent.
Once again the holidays flew by without getting around to everything on my baking list. So, over the past couple of weeks, the baking bug has hit and I’ve done a little catching up on making a few old favorites as well as trying some new treats too. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are certainly an old favorite. I know I’m not alone when I say that. Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that’s hard to beat, don’t you think?
The nice folks from Pillsbury invited me, along with several bloggers, to create some great new cookie recipes for the holidays. I took the opportunity to enlist our teenage daughter to help create these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies. They were easy and fun. Although they may look at little complicated, they’re quite simple. Really! The most difficult (if you can call it difficult) thing is planning extra time for chilling in between steps.
One of the many recipes that I marked to try soon was Ree’s recipe for the Perfect Cream Scone. I’m not usually a scone fan, because I think they tend to be dry and crumbly, so I was happy to find this one slightly crispy on the outside with a soft, yet coffee-dunking worthy inside. I added a drizzling of melted chocolate to dress them up a bit.
For a while I’ve been wanting to adjust the recipe I use for chocolate skillet brownies, to make cookies. I finally got around to it this week, and couldn’t be more convinced that procrastination is a very bad thing. What was I waiting for? They turned out excellent! A solid chocolate-y win. The molasses of the dark brown sugar combines with the dark chocolate for a scrumptious cookie, with just the right hint of salt to balance the sweetness. They’re chewy and crunchy at the same time. And straight out of the oven? My, oh my …
In the past I’ve paid for ice cream cakes for special occasions, but after the success of this simple, yet decadent and devil-ish Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake, I’ll making them in the future. It really was quite easy. Baking the cake was the most difficult part. Of course, if in a hurry, a store bought cake could certainly be used.
Mocha Coffee Punch is a recipe that I’ve been wanting to play with for a while after having it a few times a different ladies get-togethers. This is a mocha version with a bit of cinnamon for a touch of coziness. Mocha Coffee Punch can be made with or without caffeine (and with or without a splash of rum, Irish Cream, or other favorite liqueur).
Last week after making Peanut Butter Butterfinger Ice Cream, I made a few fun ice cream sandwiches for my kids. They’re teenagers, so not technically kids, I suppose, but they sure did grab them up like a bunch of happy-go-lucky kids. For the slightest moment, the angst filled teenager disappeared as they delighted in the ice cream sandwiches. And who wouldn’t? Kids of all ages will go for these.