Friday, April 18, 2008

Reeses Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Taken from the back of a package of Reeses peanut butter baking chips!

  • * 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • * 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • * 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • * 1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • * 2 cups sugar
  • * 2 eggs
  • * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • * 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips

  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. 2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. 3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4-1/2 dozen cookies.
  4. PAN RECIPE: Spread batter in greased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350°F 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars. About 4 dozen bars.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Taken from I omitted the pecans on top.

  • 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 18 large marshmallows, halved
  • 36 pecan halves
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 tablespoons light cream

  1. Sift together flour, salt, soda and cocoa; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add egg, vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful about 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove cookies from the oven and top each with a marshmallow half. Return to oven for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, beat all frosting ingredients together. Spread frosting on each cookie and top with a pecan half.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Little Einsteins Rocket Cake

I am not a cake decorator but this is the cake I made for Jason's 3rd Birthday, it's the rocket from Little Einsteins. Perhaps I will take some cake decorating classes!