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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 21, 2017

These are literally the BEST chocolate chip cookies! This is the first recipe I have ever made that didn’t turn out flat, pathetic, and unappetizing. Instead, these are SO thick, a little crunchy when they first come out of the oven and if you have enough self control to not eat the whole batch in one night, the next day they are chewy deliciousness!!!

I adjusted the recipe to make it more to my taste…more chocolate chips and cinnamon! You can never go wrong with a chocolate/cinnamon combo. I feel like the difference between this recipe and others I have made is the fact that you are using melted butter rather than just softened. That is literally the only thing I can think of that could be the difference between the flat cookies of the past and these delicious thick ones. Hope you give them a try because they are seriously too good not to!

What you’ll need…

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 12oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions…

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  • Mix together the sugars, melted butter, egg and vanilla
  • Stir together the wet and dry ingredients just until incorporated
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Spoon mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on cookie sheet
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes (depending on your oven so check them around 11 minutes just to be safe!)
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and enjoy! Even better tasting the next day!
FOOD

Baked Vanilla Cinnamon Donuts with Chocolate Cinnamon Ganche!

October 31, 2016

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Over the weekend I got a very pregnant craving for donuts. So I whipped up these with a few of my own touches 🙂 They are SO delicious! Probably why there are only 3 (soon to only be 2) left out of the full dozen batch…oops.

Here is the recipe along with the few changes I made to make the recipe my own.

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping I went with a chocolate cinnamon combination. I LOVE chocolate and cinnamon together, especially this time of year.

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • whatever topping you like: sprinkles, nuts, ect.

Basically you just want to mix all the dry ingredients together first. I usually sift them together to get a little fluffier doughnut, and then add all the wet ingredients in and mix everything together. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes in a doughnut pan like this one I got from Target. The dough will be thick so I use two spoons to kind of spread it around each doughnut slot in the pan.

For the topping you just want to pour the chocolate chips, milk and cinnamon in a small pot and heat it up slowly over the stove until smooth and not too thick. You can add a little more milk if you think the mixture is not thin enough. Once the doughnuts have cooled enough to handle turn them upside down into the chocolate mixture and just spin them around a few times to ensure they are covered. Sprinkle with whatever topping you like and enjoy!

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