dessert

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3/4 cup instant hot chocolate (cocoa) mix (I used this) 1 cup (unsalted) butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 10 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 […]

Carbonnade Flamande aux Spéculoos (Flemish Beef Stew with Speculoos)

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramelized onions * 1 tablespoon butter 1 3/4 lb cubed sirloin 1-pint dark beer (preferably Belgian) 1 small slice country white bread spread with strong mustard (like Dijon or Ghent) 2 spéculoos cookies** 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon brown sugar salt freshly ground black pepper (beef stock if […]

Speculoos Butterscotch 7-Layer Bars

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups speculoos cookie crumbs* 1/2 cup butter 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup unsweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch […]

Toasty Oats Cookies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips

Ingredients: 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg, at room temperature 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butterscotch chips 2/3 cup bittersweet chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spread […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups flour 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (not mint extract) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups creme de menthe baking bits (I used these […]

Stay Gold(en Berry Apple Honey) Bundt Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups  whole milk 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1 cup halved golden berries (aka ground cherries, cape gooseberries) 1 large […]

Cocoanuts Bars

  Ingredients 1 3/4 cups (honey or cinnamon*) graham cracker crumbs (about 8 graham crackers’ worth) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 (14 oz) can sweetened […]

S’mores Marble Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2/3 cup milk, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup (2 crackers, smashed) graham cracker crumbs, divided use pinch salt 1/4 […]

Fresh Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla  1 egg 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cherries 1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line […]

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Ingredients: for the cookies: 1 1/3 cups  flour 1/2  teaspoon baking powder pinch salt 4 1/2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon’s worth) zest of one lemon for the glaze: 1 1/2 […]