Tag: chocolate

How to Host a Cookie Swap

How to Host a Cookie Swap I hosted my first cookie swap party this weekend and I think it went pretty well. Some tips I have come up with are: Send out invitations early-the holiday time is busy for everyone. Decide how many cookies each person will bring. 1 dozen […]

Chocolate-Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

Chocolate-Vanilla Pinwheel CookiesIngredients: 4 1/2 teaspoons butter , melted3/4 cup sugar1 egg2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup cocoa1/2 cup butter, at room temperature Directions:WARNING: this needs to be done the day before you want to bake the cookies.In a large bowl, cream […]

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Ingredients:14 oz semisweet chocolate chips12 candy canes Directions:In a medium bowl, microwave chocolate 2 1/2 minutes*. Meanwhile, using the back of a spoon or a measuring cup, break the candy canes still in their plastic wrappers. Remove wrappers and dump into a bowl. Use a sieve to sift out the […]

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolateIngredients:14 oz sweetened condensed fat free milk1/2 cup baking cocoa2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salt6 1/2 cups hot water Directions:In a large pot on the stove, stir together condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Turn on the heat to medium. Slowly add in water. Cook over gentle heat until […]

Chocolate-Macadamia Sour Cream Cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Sour Cream CookiesIngredients: 2 eggs, at room temperature2 2/3 cups flour2 cups semisweet chocolate chip/macadamia nut mix* 1 cup butter, at room temperature1 cup light brown sugar2/3 cup sour cream1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon baking soda Directions:Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine […]

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients:1 1/3 cups confectioner’s sugar1/3 cup cocoa4 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa and stir constantly, until it begins to boil. Cool completely. Add confectioner’s sugar alternately with milk to cocoa mixture, stirring with each new addition. Continue to stir until […]

Dark Chocolate S’mores

Dark Chocolate S’mores Ingredients:1 dark chocolate candy bar or 5 minatures3-4 marshmallows2 graham crackers Directions:On a cookie sheet, place the candy bar on top of one graham cracker. Top with marshmallows and second graham cracker. Bake in 350 degree over for about 5 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and […]

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Sour Cream CupcakesIngredients: 2 cups sugar1 3/4 cups flour1 cup boiling water3/4 cup cocoa3/4 cup milk1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)1/4 cup sour cream3 eggs (at room temperature)1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease cupcake […]

Bailey’s Irish Cream Icing

Bailey’s Irish Cream IcingIngredients: 1 lb confectioner’s sugar1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream3 tablespoons milk1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together until smooth and throughly mixed. Spread on favorite cupcakes. Excellent on Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar1 1/4 cups butter, at room temperature2 eggs, at room temperature2 teaspoons vanilla3/4 cup cocoa (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)10 oz peanut butter chips (I used Reese’s)1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 350°. In a […]