Pear PB Cookie Bars

Today we made Pear Peanut Butter Cookie Bars!

2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2c creamy peanut butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1/4C honey, 2 large pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T cinnamon, 1/2C plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In separate bowl, beat yogurt, honey and eggs.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

In separate bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Add egg mixture to it.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until almost blended.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Stir in chocolate chips and pears.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Spread evenly into greased 9″X13″ pan.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Today we made Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls!

1 envelope dry yeast, 1/4C warm water, 1/2C sugar, 12T butter, melted, 4 eggs, 1C skim milk, 5-6C flour

Filling: 4 oz baby carrots, chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1C chocolate chips, 4 oz fresh raw cranberries, quartered

Pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast in a large bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add sugar.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add 2C flour and melted butter.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add milk.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add 1C more flour.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Work in eggs, then add enough flour to form a dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Place in a greased receptacle that is double in area, the size of the dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Turn over once. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Punch down dough. Place on floured surface. Add more flour. Knead a couple of minutes. Grab a handful of dough, and roll or stretch out into an approximately 3″X2″ shell. Place a few carrot and cranberry pieces, and chocolate chips on the dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Roll it up and seal the edges.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F.

Remove plastic wrap. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Choc Almond Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Almond Cookies!

12 oz chocolate chips, 2T butter, 3/4C flour, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C whole lightly salted almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt chocolate chips with butter. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Stir in milk. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Sift in flour. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Mix in almonds.

Choc Almond Cookies

Drop by T onto foil-lined cookie sheets.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Bake 10 minutes or until matte and set.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mocha Ice Milk

Today we made Mocha Ice Milk!

1C chocolate chips, 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed coffee, cooled, 1 1/2C skim milk

Constantly stir coffee, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat until well blended and thickened slightly.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

In bowl, stir together milks.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Add chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup if desired.

Mocha Ice Milk

Coffee Nut Cookies

Today we made Coffee Nut Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/4C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed strong coffee, cooled, 1T almond extract, 3C flour, 2 eggs, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped lightly salted almonds, 1C whole lightly salted pistachios without shells

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk milk and coffee.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Add eggs to butter mixture.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Mix in extract. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee mixture to butter mixture in three batches, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Batter will be a little thin. Stir in nuts and chips.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake

Today we made Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake!

1C brown sugar, 4T butter, 2C flour, 1T cinnamon, 1T baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 2 eggs, 16 oz well-drained blueberries, 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C chocolate chips, 1T almond extract, 1/2C skim milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Add eggs. Blend well.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Stir in extract. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet ingredients in about three portions; beginning and ending with dry. Stir just until blended.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Fold in blueberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Chocolate Nut Cake

Today we made Chocolate Nut Cake!

1/4C butter, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C milk, 6 oz (1C) chocolate chips, 1/6C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped roasted almonds with sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add eggs.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Melt 1/2C chocolate chips. Cool.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add to wet ingredients.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet, beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Stir in nuts and 1/2C chocolate chips.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Choc Nut Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center emerges clean. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.

Choc Nut Cake

Blueberry Oatmeal Choc Chip Muffins

Today we made Blueberry Oatmeal Choc Chip Muffins!

2C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T butter, melted, 1C chocolate chips, 3/4C sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1C quick oats, 2 eggs, 1/4C milk, 12 oz blueberry pie filling

Sift together dry ingredients except for oatmeal. Stir in oatmeal.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

In separate bowl, beat eggs with pie filling.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Stir in melted butter.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add wet and stir a little.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Stir in milk until almost blended.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Fold in chocolate chips until just fully blended.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins

Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Blueb Oat Choc Chip Muffins