Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder

1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)

Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

 

We recommend tripling the recipe. These are the best cookies!

Yummy Vegan Cheesecake
Yummy Vegan Cheesecake

Yummy Vegan Cheesecake

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

    16 graham cinnamon graham crackers, crumbled
    1/2 cup vegan margarine
    1 tablespoon light Karo syrup
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Chef Tee’s Apple Pear Crisp w/Dried Cranberries and Ice Cream
 Chef Tee’s Apple Pear Crisp w/Dried Cranberries and Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, pared and sliced

  • 2  Bosc pears, pared and sliced

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 4 Tbsps. butter, unsalted and softened

  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

    • Heat oven to 375ºF.

    1. Grease bottom, sides of 8-inch square pan with oil or cooking spray.

    1. Combing apples, pears and cranberries in a large bowl, then transfer fruit mixture to pan.   

    1. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except ice cream until well mixed.

    1. Sprinkle mixture over fruit.

    1. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown, apples and pears are tender when pierced w/fork.

    1. Serve warm w/cream

 

 

 

Marbled Biscotti
Marbled Biscotti

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine 

1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Rich Vegan Fudge Brownies

Rich Vegan Fudge Brownies

Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 1/2 C. walnuts
1 1/2 C. sulfite-free raisins or fresh pitted dates
1/2 C. raw cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of sea salt

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and balled up.

Remove from bowl and press into square glass dish - alternatively, you can shape into one large square block with your hands.

Freeze until firm, then slice and serve.

For more great Vegetarian Recipes  www.not-just-recipes.com

Chewy Caramel Brownies
Chewy Caramel Brownies

I came across this recipe and it sounded incredible..  I have always loved Fannie May's  caramel wrapped marshmallows when I have been able to find them..Every time I come across this recipe whether in our print publication, or on the website. I have dreams about how good these are..They have become an all time Favorite recipe.. and they are relatively easy to make.. We recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe.. If you are serving them for company, Make Sure you hide several for yourself for later.. and the next day! Enjoy!!

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water
4 tablespoons cocoa
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda

Jack O Lantern Ghoulish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by The Big Goblin.

Jack O Lantern Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin and chocolate chips a great pairing for Halloween. Add some strategically placed chips when the cookies come out of the oven for eyes, then drizzle the glaze  to look like blood and guts. 

Grilled Pound Cake with Berries

Written by Brian Strauss.

Grilled Pound Cake with Berries1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Sticky Pecan Cake

Written by Eric Lanlard.

Gooey, Sticky, Sweet Pecan cake an American traditionThis is American baking at its best. Packed with unrefined sugars, maple syrup, sweet cinnamon, juicy apples and crunchy pecans, this cake is topped with ruby apples and drenched in a buttery syrup…heaven!
Serves 12 | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour

140g (5 oz) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
200g (7 oz) light muscovado sugar
150g (5½ oz) pure maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake

   Just a note, We made this cheesecake this year.. it was my first cheesecake ever, it was not hard to do but it was fantastic.. We highly recommend adding this to your holiday arsenal..  I  really like Old Grand Dad..  But he bourbon is your choice.. Don't forget to have a few shots..Makes it much more enjoyableSmile

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
Crust:
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 egg yolk
Filling:
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree*
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Yummy Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounce cream cheese- can make it low fat cream cheese too
  • 1-16 ounce package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup additional powdered sugar

Preparation:

Melt the chips in either a double bowler pan or in the microwave. Add softened cream cheese to melted morsels, beat at medium speed of mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until well blended. Press mixture into a 6 inch square on heavy duty plastic wrap, cover and chill at least one hour.

Cut mixture into 48 squares. Roll each square into a ball and place on wax paper. Roll balls in unsweetened cocoa. Melt a few more chips and drizzle each ball. Serve at room temperature.

Almond And Apricot Biscotti

Written by Brian Strauss.

Almond And Apricot BiscottiThis twice-baked cookie is a classic with coffee or tea. The whole wheat and nuts provide the mineral manganese, which helps bone formation, and the antioxidant selenium, which is important for thyroid hormone function. Makes 24 cookies.
3/4 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
3/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons 1 percent low-fat milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons dark honey
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup chopped dried apricots

QUINOA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Written by Brian Strauss.

QUINOA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLESfrom: Sodium Girl's Limitless
Low -Sodium Cookbook by Jessica Goldman Foung
Makes 8 mini truffles.
Put quinoa and 3/4 cups of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Then, lower heat so water is gently simmering and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and remove cover. Stir the quinoa and add a pinch more water if any of the grains are stuck to the bottom. Quinoa should be cooked but crunchy. Set the pot aside.
Turn the oven broiler on low. Spread quinoa on a cookie sheet and put into oven. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until quinoa is crispy.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Written by Brian Strauss.

Red Velvet Cheesecake recipeThis recipe combines the two bestsellers at Cake Boy – red velvet and cheesecake. It does require a little bit of effort, but it is worth it, as the reward is an amazing-looking tasty cake.
Serves 12 | Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling and overnight chilling | Cooking time: 35–40 minutes
175g (6 oz) butter, softened, plus extra 
for greasing
150g (5½ oz) golden caster sugar
2 eggs
115g (4 oz) self-raising flour
40g (1½ oz) plain flour

Clementine and Pomegranate Cake

Written by Eric Lanlard.

An incredible cake that is Gluten and Dairy freeThis is my alternative to a Christmas cake. It’s really stunning, with beautiful jewel-like pomegranate seeds that look like rubies. This is a very moist cake and uses whole fruits to ensure it is packed with festive flavours… it also happens to be gluten and dairy free!
Serves 12 | Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling | Cooking time: 2–2½ hours
4 clementines or satsumas, unpeeled
1 cinnamon stick
oil, for greasing
6 large eggs
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