Squash Biscotti

Today we made Squash Biscotti!

4T butter, 3/4C brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1C baked, seeded and mashed acorn squash, 2 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Squash Biscotti

Cream butter with sugar.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Add eggs.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Stir in squash. Blend well.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Add extract.

Squash Biscotti

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in the wet until just blended.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Shape dough into a log about 6″ long.

Squash Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes on greased cookie sheet. Reduce oven to 325F. Slice loaf into long, thin strips.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Bake an additional 40-50 minutes or until dry and crunchy.

Squash Biscotti

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

1/4C flour, 1/3C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2t salt, 1/4t baking powder, 12 oz chocolate chips, 1/3C creamy peanut butter, 1/2C sugar, 1t vanilla extract, 2 eggs

Sift together dry ingredients. In large saucepan, melt ONLY 6 ounces (1C) of the chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Stir until smooth.

Choc PB Cookies

Choc PB Cookies

Choc PB Cookies

Choc PB Cookies

Stir in sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc PB Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc PB Cookies

Stir 2 eggs into chocolate mixture.

Choc PB Cookies

Choc PB Cookies

Mix in vanilla. Blend well.

Choc PB Cookies

Add dry ingredients. Stir until just blended.

Choc PB Cookies

Stir in remaining chips.

Choc PB Cookies

Drop by T onto foil-lined cookie sheets.

Choc PB Cookies

Bake 12-15 minutes or until slightly cracked on top, and the cookie edges are coming slightly away from the foil. Do not overbake.

Choc PB Cookies

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Today we made Melon Cranberry Sorbet!

1C chopped melon– any with pale orange flesh (cantaloupe, muskmelon, etc.), 1/3C sugar, 6 oz dried cranberries, 1/2C vodka

Soak cranberries in vodka 2 or more hours. Drain and reserve vodka for another recipe.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Puree melon in blender.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Mix in sugar.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Pour into final container, such as a souffle dish.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Fold in cranberries.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Melon Cranberry Sorbet

Date Honey Brownies

Today we made Date Honey Brownies!

1C chocolate chips, 6T butter, 2 eggs, 1/3C honey, 1t vanilla extract, 1/2C flour, 1/2t baking powder, dash salt, 1C chopped dried dates

Preheat oven to 350F.

Date Honey Brownies

Melt chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth. In bowl, stir together eggs, honey and vanilla.

Date Honey Brownies

Date Honey Brownies

Date Honey Brownies

Date Honey Brownies

Add to cooled chocolate mixture.

Date Honey Brownies

Date Honey Brownies

Sift in flour and baking powder.

Date Honey Brownies

Date Honey Brownies

Stir in salt. Fold in dates.

Date Honey Brownies

Turn into greased 8″ square pan.

Date Honey Brownies

Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges come away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting with serrated knife.

Date Honey Brownies