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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know I have posted other Double Chocolate Chip cookie recipes before but I am going to have to say this recipe is by far my kid’s favorite.  Plus, these cookies were so easy to make!  You got to like that 🙂  I made these cookies last weekend for the kids lunches and they came home asking if I could make more so they could share with your friends at school.  Yes, that is how good these cookies taste.  You should have everything in your pantry to make these cookies now.   The only ingredient you might not have handy is the 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate.    I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Baking Bar Semi-Sweet.   Delicious!

I found this recipe from Kitchen Simplicity.   The recipe was adapted from Martha Steward.

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 24-30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, melt together chocolate and butter. Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until evenly distributed. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop heaping spoonfuls of cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 325ºF for 10 minutes or until cookies are crackly and no longer shiny. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire wracks or paper towels to cool.

Enjoy baking!

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Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s been awhile again since I posted some of my recipes that I have tried and tested on Pinterest.   Just so you know I have not stopped baking or cooking but I have been really busy with life 🙂  Anyway, I have a bunch of recipes that I want to share with you all.  Also, I have been doing a lot of gluten-free and vegan dinner dishes and sides.   I realized I wanted to amp up my training for the fall running races I have coming up and decided to change my diet to see if I see a difference in my running.   Well, it’s been about a month or so and I feel fabulous!!  Don’t get me wrong I am still eating meat, but to be honest I have never been a huge meat eater.  In fact, I was a vegetarian for about 10 years of my life.  When I was pregnant with my first son, I really started to carve meat.  I guess my body was telling me something because I was low in Iron.   Anyway, I started to eat meat again but never more than 3 oz. at dinner.  I will be sharing all my favorite meals I have been making soon.  But for know I want to post my youngest sons favorite muffin recipe.   These freeze great too!  I keep a couple out for the boys and then freeze the rest and toss one in their lunch.

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Makes one dozen muffins

Recipe from: Dinner Dishes and Desserts

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray or liners. Set aside
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and yogurt, alternating between the two; until just combined.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • The batter will be very thick. Scoop into prepared muffin tins.
  • Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and bake for 15 more minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, and set on a wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container or freeze.

Enjoy!

 

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

 

Tasty Treats ~ True Belgian Waffles

Tasty Treats ~ True Belgian Waffles

My youngest son just loves pancakes and waffles.   He even loves McDonald’s pancakes more 🙂 But eating at McDonald’s for breakfast all the time can get costly and it’s not healthy for you.   I found a great pancake recipe from Food Network.  I will have to share that with you all sometime but I stumbled across this Belgian Waffle recipe that my whole family cannot get enough of and I thought I should share with you all.   They are that good and plus they are easy to make.  I make a whole batch and then I freeze the rest and just pop them in the toaster when they want one in the morning.  This recipe has that true Belgian sweet taste so you could eat them plain!  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do 🙂

Enjoy cooking!

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Here is the recipe from Taste of Home:

Yield: 10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches)

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 eggs separated

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

sliced strawberries, fruit or syrup

Directions:

  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup.

 

snickerdoodle cookies

The BEST Snickerdoodle Cookies!

Even though I took time off from the blog because of my crazy families hectic schedule that does not mean I stopped cooking and baking.   With a teenager in the house (plus teenager friends) I seem to be baking a lot more often 🙂  But I don’t mind because I love it.

This recipe is one of my oldest son’s favorite recipes.  He just loves a Snickerdoodle cookie!  It’s an easy recipe and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.  I found the recipe on Lovintheoven.com blog.   I promise you will not be disappointed.   You must add this recipe to your to do list!

Recipe from: Lovintheoven.com Blog

Yields: 16 to 18 cookies

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
For rolling:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
  6. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cookies.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.

 

Enjoy baking and thanks for stopping by!

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Tasty Treats - Easy Lemon Cookies

Tasty Treats – Easy Lemon Cookies

At My Baby Pajamas we decided to mix it up a bit.   Instead of doing a weekly Tuesday Cook Off post we decided we would post a recipe when it was a winner.   So for now on we are going to call our dessert post Tasty Treats (thanks to Jeff Fisher) and our dinner recipe post Family Feast.

So this post is a Tasty Treat for sure.  If you love lemon you are going to love these EASY lemon cookies.   My youngest son came home to me last week and asked me why I never made him lemon cookies.   I said I didn’t even know you liked lemon cookies.  Well, then he proceeded to tell me he likes lemonade and Lemonheads so he must like lemon cookies. 🙂  I was a little unsure about making a whole batch of lemon cookies and then my husband and I would be stuck eating them!

So I searched Pinterest for a recipe that didn’t seem too lemony and that was easy too.   I found the perfect winner.   These cookies were so easy to make and the WHOLE family loved them!! This included my older son who doesn’t really like lemon favor.   But he loved them and asked for them in his lunch.

Now I know these cookies are not totally 100% made from scratch but sometimes moms just need an easy way out every once in awhile 🙂

 

Recipe from Gimmesomeoven.com

Yields about 24-30 cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • juice of half a lemon (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • zest of half a lemon (about 1 tsp.)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for decor (optional)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, lemon juice and zest until well blended. Form dough into small balls (about 1 Tbsp.), and drop into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, place on a lightly-greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

**To get a rounder, fluffier cookie, let the dough refrigerate at least 30 minutes. (You can also prepare the sugared balls of dough on the cookie sheet, and just refrigerate the sheet for about ten minutes for a similar effect.)

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did!

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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