Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's That Time of Year!

You know, time to start baking!

Robert always likes me to make something for him to take to work every now and then. Usually, the main request is cheesecake! (One of my personal faves!)

I have always followed a tried and true recipe from Ms. Paula Deen! It is by far one of the best cheesecakes ever! You can find the recipe HERE!

Something else I plan to make are chocolate chip cookies. These aren't your ordinary chocolate chip cookies. These are a massive cookie of yumminess! The recipe was adapted from the Levain Bakery in NYC that went against Bobby Flay in a Throwdown! I found the recipe 2 years ago and just love it! I know the Marines will appreciate the monster-size cookies.

Here is the recipe:

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp baking soda
12 ounces (2 cups) good quality semisweet chocolate chips (I used half semisweet and half milk chocolate)

Mix all the ingredients. Start with 3 1/4 cup of flour and add another 1/4 if you feel it's needed. (Usually 3 1/4 is enough for me) These are supposed to be pretty big cookies so spoon the dough into a good size ball. Place on a cookie sheet (Use a silpat if you have one) and bake at 375 degrees for about 18 minutes or until golden brown.

This is what they look like!

picture courtesy Robyn Lee

Another recipe I am axious to try is these Red Velvet Sandwhich Cookies that Hillary posted on her blog! I love how she called it a "glorified double doozie"!
picture courtesy of google images

Who wouldn't want to eat one of those?

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes? Are there any new ones you are ready to try?


Happy Veteran's Day to all those who are serving or have served!

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference to the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” Ronald Reagan

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