Butter Pecan Hedgehogs

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com Makes approx 40 cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour 1 cup chopped pecans For Topping: 6oz (ish) chocolate chips or other melting chocolate 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 325F In a large bowl, cream together…

Fudgy Brownie Bites

Recipe from Chasing Delicious Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped 2 cups sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 ounces 70% cocoa chocolate bar, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs, cold 3/4 cup cake flour Instructions 1. Butter a mini muffin pan (with 36 muffin cups); preheat…

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker YIELD: about 3 dozen large cookies PREP: 1 hour 30 minutes COOK: 15 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect base for royal icing or a more casual slathering of buttercream. INGREDIENTS 6 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups unsalted butter,…

Fudge

Recipe from Attainable Sustainable Ingredients 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup butter 4.5 cups cane sugar 2 cups homemade marshmallow fluff or 1- 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme 12 oz. can evaporated milk 2 tablespoons vanilla (Mexican vanilla is delicious with this recipe!) 1 to 2 cups chopped toasted nuts (optional) Directions Put chocolate…

Chocopocalypse Cookies

Recipe from Alton Brown Ingredients 6 oz 54% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 oz (not cups!) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 oz light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped DIRECTIONS:…

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe from Savory Sweet Life. (The author of Savory Sweet Life has posted on her blog an excellent step by step description for making this frosting.  I highly recommend checking it out.) Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  3 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 3 cups A simple recipe for classic chocolate buttercream frosting. Perfect…

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Ina Garten, Food Network Ingredients Butter, for greasing the pans 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups good cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk, shaken 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature…

Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe from Food and Wine magazine 1 pie crust (see note below) 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt Whipped cream, for serving CRUST: Pie dough, Graham Cracker or Oreo…

Fudgy Macaroons

Fudgy Macaroons Makes approx 3.5 dozen macaroons 1 c. evaporated milk 1 1/2 c. sugar 4 Tbsp. butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract 12 oz chocolate chips 4 c. Corn Flakes 3 c. coconut flakes 1 c. roughly chopped nuts (optional. I use walnuts) Pour chocolate chips (12 oz) in large bowl.  Set aside. In a…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network This is a modification on the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe, adapted to make the cookies more chewy and moist.  They’re incredible!! Ingredients 8 ounces unsalted butter 12 ounces bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 ounces granulated sugar…

Twix Bars

“Twix” Bars 1 tube of sugar cookie dough (from refrigerated section of grocery store) 1 bag of caramels (individually wrapped) 1 stick of butter 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1 12-oz package of chocolate chips 2/3 cup peanut butter Roll out sugar cookie dough onto a baking sheet with edges. Bake according to recipe…