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Tuesday Cook Off ~ White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Have you ever tried the cookies at Subway?   My boys just love Subway and I would much rather get them Subway when we are in a rush than any other fast food place.  So a couple of months ago I was getting my boys Subway and they were stocking their cookies. I noticed they had a White Chocolate Raspberry Cookie; I had to try it!  Well, it was delicious.   Ever since then I have been looking for a recipe similar to the Subway cookie.   I think I have found it!!

The recipe calls for using Jiffy Raspberry muffin mix.  When my husband heard this, he was in!  Yes, I am serious.  Most people would be like really Jiffy the 99-cent muffin mix.  Where as my husband loves Jiffy…really.  In fact, it’s a big joke in the house every time I make muffins.  He always says, “Please tell me you are making my favorite…from the Jiffy box”.

Anyway, this recipe is very easy to make and I hope you enjoy them!!  They also freeze well.

Recipe from : Bakergirl

Yields about 3 dozen cookies depending on size

2 (7-ounce) boxes Jiffy raspberry muffin mix
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, butter, shortening, and brown sugar, until just combined.   Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the muffin mix and using a wooden spoon, mix until incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheets and roll dough into tablespoon-size balls. Place 2-inches apart on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just turning golden around the edges.  Each oven will vary in time.   Mine baked about 9:30 minutesCool five minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

So if you have been paying attention to my Tuesday Cook Off blog post you know my family loves cinnamon!  Last week I was shopping at Wal-Mart and while I was in the checkout line I was reading the magazine covers when the Food Network Magazine caught my eye…homemade cinnamon rolls.   That looked absolutely delicious and I had to make them!  So I bought the issue and decided to make the cinnamon rolls on the weekend.  They were a BIG BIG hit.  Everyone just loved them and I can honestly say, they were easy to make.  The recipe does require the dough to rise three times but other than that…it’s a breeze.    Plus, you don’t even need your Kitchenaid.

Recipe from Food Network Magazine

Yields: 12 Rolls

Recipe for Basic Sweet Roll Dough
Ingredients1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus more for brushing
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)DirectionsWarm 1/2 cup water and the milk in a saucepan over low heat until a thermometer registers 100 degrees F to 110 degrees F. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the yeast on top, then sprinkle with a pinch of the sugar; set aside, undisturbed, until foamy, about 5 minutes.Whisk the melted butter, egg yolk and vanilla into the yeast mixture until combined. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, the remaining sugar, the salt and nutmeg. Make a well in the center, then add the yeast mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to make a thick and slightly sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until soft and elastic, about 6 minutes. Shape into a ball.

Brush a large bowl with butter. Add the dough, turning to coat lightly with the butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until the dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Turn the dough out of the bowl and knead briefly to release excess air; re-form into a ball and return to the bowl. Lightly butter a large piece of plastic wrap and lay it directly on the surface of the dough. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

For the Cinnamon Rolls: 

Ingredients
For the rolls:1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 batch Basic Sweet-Roll DoughFor the glaze:

1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Directions

Make the rolls: Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Whisk the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Spread the butter over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border on one of the long sides. Top with the cinnamon sugar. Brush the clean border with water. Tightly roll the dough into an 18-inch log, rolling toward the clean border; pinch the seam to seal.

Slip a long taut piece of thread or unflavored floss under the roll, about 1 1/2 inches from the end. Lift the ends of the thread and cross over the roll, pulling tightly to cut off a piece. Repeat, cutting every 1 1/2 inches, to make 12 rolls. Place the rolls in the prepared baking dish.

Cover the rolls loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover the rolls and bake until they spring back when pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan. (You can freeze the baked rolls for up to 2 weeks. Cool completely before freezing, then thaw, warm up and glaze before serving.)

Make the glaze: Whisk the confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the warm rolls.

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Levain Bakery Copy Cat Recipe)

This week My Baby Pajamas is featuring the famous Levain Bakery Double Chocolate Chip Cookie from New York (of course it’s a copy cat recipe so who knows if it’s the real thing).   But I will tell you this; these cookies are delicious!   The recipe makes about 12 of the giant double chocolate chip cookies.  However, I didn’t want to have these huge cookies lying around the house so I made the cookies smaller and reduced the cook time.  They turned out perfect!  The cookies are very rich cookies so I could not imagine having a huge cookie.   All I have to say is if you like double chocolate chip cookies, you definitely need to make these, your family will thank you 🙂

Here is the recipe:

Yield: 12 very large cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
1¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup dark cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.

Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces).  Roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc.  Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.  Bake 16-20 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make 30 smaller cookies:  I measured about 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto the baking sheet.  I then cooked the cookies about 12-14 minutes.  If you want the cookies gooey I would cook around 12 to 12 1/2 minutes.

Enjoy baking!

Source: My Baking Addition

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Right from the oven 🙂

My Baby Pajamas Tuesday Cook Off ~ No Bake Energy Bites

My Baby Pajamas Tuesday Cook Off ~ No Bake Energy Bites

This week My Baby Pajamas is featuring two recipes.   In our last post, we stressed how important it is for kids and adults to eat breakfast.  As adults, we often skip breakfast because we are racing around in the morning trying to get ready for work, get the kids to school etc.   Well, My Baby Pajamas wanted to share two of our favorite quick morning breakfast meals.   These are two easy and quick recipes you can make up and store in the refrigerator for the week.  The first recipe is the Ham and Mushroom Scrambled Egg Cups and the second recipe is the No Bake Energy Bites.   The No Bake Energy Bites are so good you can even eat them as a snack or dessert:)  We want to say thank you to gimmesomeoven.com for the No Bake Energy Bites and The Blonde Can Cook Blog for the Ham and Mushroom Scrambled Egg Cups. My husband just loves the egg cups and the nice thing about the egg cups is that you can always change the ingredients.

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No Bake Energy Bites Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

Ham and Mushroom Egg Muffins Recipe:  click here for the recipe.

My Baby Pajamas Tuesday Cook Off ~ Ham and Mushroom Scrambled Egg Cups

My Baby Pajamas Tuesday Cook Off ~ Ham and Mushroom Scrambled Egg Cups

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Doughnut Muffins

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Doughnut Muffins

My Baby Pajamas recipe of the week is Doughnut Muffins.  I was looking for new ideas for breakfast for my boys and husband when I came across these doughnut muffins.  My boys love doughnuts and muffins so I thought I would give them a try.  Plus, they are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, which I love 🙂  First, I have to say these are the easiest thing to make!  Plus, they are so unbelievably good!  The recipe made 11 doughnut muffins but can vary depending how you fill your muffin pan.  I want to thank How to: Simplify Blog for the recipe!

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the coating:

  • 1/4 -1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Shake muffins out of the muffin tin while the muffins are still hot.
  6. Dip muffins in the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool.

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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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