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Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Its November … Days are getting shorter & it’s getting dark much too early and even though it’s still warm in Tennessee my thoughts are going to nights by the fire and cookies! I LOVE cookies but I’ve been trying to be good and not make them very often (self protection so I don’t eat the whole batch taste testing them) but it’s November and that means thanksgiving and family and Christmas so of course you have to have cookies! So with my mind heading in that direction I got weak… I mean what could I do, I dreamt about the flavors in these cookies so I HAD to make them!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s time to start think about holidays and baking and that got me to thinking about this poor neglected blog of mine…..so I decided that I am going to start writing it again!!!  Still figuring out what changes I am going to make but for today we are starting with a yummy, easy to make quick loaf. 

This loaf is my favorite flavor profile, peanut butter and chocolate, and is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.  The crust is almost crunchy but the inside stays moist.  The peanut butter doesn’t overwhelm you but you definitely know its peanut butter and you can never go wrong by adding chocolate chips.  All in all its delicious and even my husband who is not a big fan of chocolate likes it and asked me to make it again.



My Mom gave me her Desert Rose dishes when I moved and I forgot about them… now that I’ve found them I am excited to use them!!!!  They remind me of Sunday dinners when I was a kid and eating in the dining room.  I also just love the way they look!!!  The pink roses just make me happy!!!  Of course I love, love, love dishes and love having variety, different dishes for different meals or type of food.  The dishes my food is on can bring back memories or just make me smile. Do you have a favorite set of dishes or dishes you use for a certain meal or food?

Enjoy!!!! Use your favorite dishes and have a sweet morning!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread
Makes 1 loaf
 
 
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
 
Preheat oven to 350
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray
 
Mix peanut butter & oil until smooth.
Add sugar & mix.
Stir in egg, vanilla extract & milk.
In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Add to peanut butter mixture.  Mix until just combined.
 
Stir in chocolate chips.
 
Pour into loaf pan.
 
Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffin

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Muffin, muffin who’s got the muffin!!  Oh wait that’s button, button but I like muffin’s so much better.  My life is going through a bit of a transition (more about that another time) and my blogging has been suffering but I am attempting to get back on track.

So here is a new muffin recipe.  I love mini muffins, they are bite size so when you have a few you feel satisfied but not like you are over eating.  If you prefer you can make them as 12 large muffins (adjust the baking time to about 18-20 minutes).

The muffins are chocolate with a hint of peanut butter and lots of chocolate chips.  The peanut butter just adds a subtle flavor to the chocolate and boosts the yum.  They are delicious for an afternoon snack or as the start of a sweet morning.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
1 ¼ cup flour
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup cocoa
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
⅓ cup butter, melted
⅔ cup peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 400. Grease or line mini muffin tins.
Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, and baking powder.
Stir in chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl mix butter, peanut butter, egg, milk and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
Stir until combined.
Spoon batter into mini muffin tins.
Bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes 36 mini muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones, for some reason I have an irrational fear of making scones.  I really am not sure why because its not like I even have much to judge scones by.  The only scone I remember eating is a really dy one in an airport years and years ago.  I think it is because when I look at the recipe and see the phrase “cut butter into” I panic.  I am not good with a pastry blender.  I make a mess….and panic…..and….. but I decided to put on my big girl panties and give scones a try.  I searched and searched and finally found a recipe that was sort of kind of what I was looking for… but not exactly….so I changed the ingredients to suit my tastes and they were REALLY YUMMY!!!!!!

I added oatmeal and chocolate chips and they were surprisingly good.  A bit of texture and chocolate.  My daughter asked what we were having for breakfast and when I said scones she made a face, you know the teenage “What were you thinking face” (I think she wanted donuts), and then she tried one, and finished it and asked for another. Success:))  I baked half the recipe for breakfast and put the rest in the fridge for dessert.  After dinner we had the second half with strawberries and ice cream, a nice alternative to shortcake.  I’m still intimidated by  “cut butter..” but scones, at least these scones are going to be added to my “go to” recipes.  They are perfect for a sweet morning.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones
adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours

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1 egg
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 ⅔ cups flour
1 ⅓ cups oatmeal
⅓ cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
10 Tbsp cold butter, cut into piecesPreheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Stir together egg, yogurt, and buttermilk.

Combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is pebbly.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry along with the mini chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
Knead about 10 times.
Divide in half. Pat each half into a circle and cut each circle into 6 pieces.
Place the pieces on the baking pan.

Bake 20 minutes.

NOTE: Scones may be frozen before baking, wrap individually. When baking frozen scones increase baking time for about 2 minutes.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

Donut Day!!!!!  I was not going to make donuts, I was tired of donuts (well not really but they were making my pants too tight so I was telling myself I was tired of donuts) and we were NOT going to eat sweets for breakfast.  We were going to eat cereal and toast and other things.  But then My youngest started begging for donuts, and so did her boyfriend, and another friend, and then she (my youngest) PROMISED donuts to the guidance office SOOOOOOOOOO I had to make donuts 🙂  Thank goodness because I was REALLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY tired of cereal.

These are my favorite- peanut butter donuts with chocolate chips and a chocolate frosting.  They are so moist and peanut buttery and chocolatey!!!!!  A perfect donut for a sweet morning!!

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Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts
inspired by Wilton

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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
⅓ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Chocolate glaze frosting

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar., and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and milk..
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Chocolate Glaze Frosting

¾ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and water until it is desired consistency.

Chocolate Chip Pie

Happy Pi Day!!!!  To celebrate this day I made my favorite pie, chocolate chip pie.  I know, I know you were expecting something more typical, maybe apple or peach, but I really do not like those.  If I am going to have pie I want it to have chocolate in it.

So chocolate chip pie is a favorite in our house.  I am not good at pie crust so I use purchased crust and since there are usually 2 in the package I double the recipe and make 2.  The pies freeze beautifully and we like them almost better after they have been frozen.  The pies are moist and just the right combination of chocolate chips and moist, sweet goodness.  Happy Pie Day!!!!

 

Chocolate Chip Pie
adapted from Nestle Kitchen

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12 Tbsp butter, melted & cooled
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
9 inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 325. Place pie shell in a 9 inch pie plate.

Beat eggs until foamy. Add flour, sugar and brown sugar; beat until well blended.
Blend in melted butter.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into pie shell.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

Makes 1 9-inch pie

NOTE: Recipe may be doubled. Bake 2 pies, freeze 1 for later.

Baked Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donuts

Donuts.  Chocolate donuts.  With mini chocolate chips melting and oozing more chocolate inside.  Need I say more?

It is donut day and today’s donut is a basic chocolate donut with some mini chocolate chips added in just to take it up a chocolate notch.  Sweet enough to satisfy your afternoon chocolate craving these donuts don’t need anything more than a cup of coffee, tea, or milk.  Enjoy and may your mornings be sweet.

 

Baked Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donuts
inspired by Wilton

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1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cocoa
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, wheat flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, cocoa, and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and milk.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Muffins, muffins I love muffins!!!  Perfect for breakfast and when they are mini muffins you can eat a few and not feel the guilt.  They are mini so the calories must be minature too or at least that’s what I tell myself 🙂

My daughter found strawberries at the store and had to have them so……I made some muffins.  They contain both white and wheat flour, yogurt, and strawberries (so they are a little healthy).

The strawberries add a sweetness and a bit of color to the chocolate chip muffins. Perfect for a sweet morning!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins


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⅔ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
¾ cups chopped strawberries
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
¾ cup lowfat plain yogurt


Preheat oven to 400. Line mini muffin tins or spray with cooking spray.

Mix dry ingredients: sugar, flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, mini chocolate chips, and strawberries

Combine wet ingredients: butter, vanilla, eggs, and yogurt.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.

Use a tablespoon to scoop batter into the mini muffin tin.s

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 36 mini muffins

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Chocolate Chip Dainties

I must confess, I have a cookie addiction.  I cannot get enough cookies.  Every time I make a batch I want more!  I am constantly searching out new recipes and new types.  That is why I LOVE December because I can feed my addiction and pass it off as making cookies for the holidays and no one notices how many I eat J

I really do not know why these cookies are called Chocolate Chip Dainties but that is what we always called them.  My Mom added these to our cookie tray when I was in junior high but then they went on a hiatus for a lot of years, I think it had something to do with no one wanting to dip the chocolate.  A few years ago I was going through our recipes and decided to bring them back (my daughters were right age to dip the ends).  The cookies are light and buttery with chocolate chips.  The cookies are rolled into log shapes and after baking the ends are dipped in melted chocolate chips.  The chocolate chips and chocolate dip add the perfect amount of chocolate.  The shape adds a nice contrast to the cookie tray too.

Look the cookie tray is really full!!

Chocolate Chip Dainties


¾ cup butter plus ¼ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg (12 oz) chocolate chips
2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla extract.
Mix in flour and salt.
Stir in half package of chocolate chips.

Roll dough into sticks.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

When cookies have cooled melt remaining chocolate chips with ¼ cup butter.
Dip ends of cookies in chocolate.

Makes 6 dozen

Rocky Road Bar Cookies

When I was growing up my Mom made this cookie that was a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough, covered with marshmallows and smothered with a chocolate frosting mix.  The chocolate frosting was a box mix that made an icing similar to the one found on a Texas Sheet Cake (you know the one, really chocolate and licking the bowl is required) but she always used this mix.  By the time I was in high school the cookies were off the cookie tray because the frosting mix couldn’t be found.  I have been craving these cookies every Christmas since.  So this year I made them. 

I used the Toll House cookie recipe to make the base.  While the base was cooking I mixed up a batch of chocolate frosting.  When the cookies came out of the oven I covered them with a bag of mini marshmallows and poured on the chocolate frosting. 

The result was a cookie just like I remembered: chocolate chips, marshmallows and luscious chocolate frosting, delicious!!!!

Cookie tray is finally starting to fill up!!!

Rocky Road Bar Cookies
1 recipe of your favorite chocolate chip cookies baked in jelly roll (you can cheat and use premade chocolate chip cookie dough)
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1 batch of Chocolate Frosting
Make your favorite chocolate chip cookies in a jelly roll pan.
When the cookies are baking mix a batch of chocolate frosting.
When the cookies come out of the oven cover with mini marshmallows.
Pour the chocolate frosting over the marshmallows.
Let frosting harden.
Makes 36 bars
Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a saucepan stir together butter, cocoa, and milk over medium heat until butter is melted.
Stir an additional 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
Remove from heat.
Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.