PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we made PB Chocolate Chip Cookies!

4 1/2C flour, 2T baking soda, 1t salt, 1 1/2C brown sugar, 1 1/2C sugar, 5 large eggs, 1T almond extract, 3C chocolate chips, 1C creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream peanut butter and sugars until smooth.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Add eggs (5, total). Blend well.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Stir in almond extract.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Mix in chocolate chips.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Roll into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheets.

PB Choc Chip Cookies
Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 4 dozen.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Frozen Banana Fudge Pie

Today we made Frozen Banana Fudge Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 2 small bananas or 1 medium banana, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C skim milk

Slice banana into thin disks and place in pie shell in one layer.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Remove from heat. Add skim milk. Stir until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Pour over bananas.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Freeze until of desired consistency. Bananas will rise to the top.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Today we made Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake!

2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 1C amaretto liqueur, 1C chocolate chips, 2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Soak cherries in amaretto liqueur 2 or more hours in a glass container covered with plastic wrap.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Add eggs.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in chips, nuts and thoroughly drained cherries.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ or 10″ round cake pan. Spread evenly.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Peach Souffle

Today we made Peach Souffle!

2 ripe or overripe medium peaches, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped; butter, powdered sugar, 1/2C vodka, 1/3C sugar, 3 whites of large eggs

Add 6T sugar to vodka in a shallow glass dish or glass bowl and stir until dissolved.

Peach Souffle

Stir in peaches. Cover with plastic wrap and soak for at least 30 minutes.

Peach Souffle

Preheat oven to 350F.

Peach Souffle

Thoroughly butter a souffle dish. Generously dust with powdered sugar. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Peach Souffle

Drain peaches. Gradually beat 1/3C sugar into whites until stiff peaks form.

Peach Souffle

Peach Souffle

Peach Souffle

Quickly fold in peaches.

Peach Souffle

Spoon into prepared dish.

Peach Souffle

Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Peach Souffle

Serve immediately.

Peach Souffle

Strawberry Cupcakes

Today we made Strawberry Cupcakes!

2T butter, 1/2C sugar, 6 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 1C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T strawberry puree

Frosting: 1T strawberry puree, 1 1/2 to 2C powdered sugar, 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Strawb Cupcakes

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter, 2 oz cream cheese and sugar.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Strawb Cupcakes

To make fresh strawberry puree, push fresh, hulled strawberries through fine-mesh sieve, reserving 1T for frosting. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with strawberry puree beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in vanilla.

Strawb Cupcakes

Turn into cupcake tin.

Strawb Cupcakes

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of center cupcake emerges clean. Cool before spreading on frosting.

Mix frosting ingredients until barely pourable.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes