Monday, 21 October 2013

Sugar cookies filled with chocolate cookie dough.... Come again?

I don't know what to say about the title of this post. Sugar cookies, cookie dough, really.... I have no comments.
I simply drool looking at the pictures!

Inspired by a cook book by Lindsay Landis called "Cookie Dough lover's cookbook", I baked my sugar cookies and filled them with an amazing raw chocolate cookie dough.

Last time I made something from this lovely book was for a Daring Bakers challenge in July 2013, when I made two different candies: chocolate chunk cookie dough fudge and peanut butter cookie dough cups!

Baked sugar cookies with raw chocolate cookie dough filling

Filling: chocolate cookie dough
slightly adapted

115gr butter
60gr white sugar
100gr brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
vanilla extract
110gr all purpose flour
60gr cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt

* Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
* Mix in vanilla and milk.
* Stir in gently flour, cocoa and salt.
* Ready!

I baked sugar cookies using my trusted recipe. When they were totally cool, I took 1 teaspoon of dough, rolled it into a ball and placed it on a cookie, baked side down. Then I placed one cookie on top and pressed.
It is that easy!

They are so good!


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Whole wheat muffins with fruit!

I have a recipe for muffins, that I use all the time, especially when I want a quick breakfast (in the car while driving to work....) with low sugar.
The good thing about this recipe is that you can add any kind of fruit you like, fresh, dried, even nuts!

Low sugar whole wheat muffins

165gr whole wheat self rising flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 eggs
60gr butter
150gr milk
225gr grated fresh fruit
100gr dried fruit

Just mix everything together.
Bake in a preheated oven 190o C for about 20 minutes.

The ones in the picture have grated nectarine.
A combination that I love is with grated pear and raisins.

Also if you add synthetic sweetener instead of sugar, you can have muffins suitable for South Beach Phase II.

Did I mention they are super fast to make? And super tasty?