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Raspberry Chocolate Swirly Cookies

Raspberry and chocolate combine with a luscious shortbread crust in this roll cookie.  They’re perfect for a lunch box.

Ingredients

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Try white chocolate chips.

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup melted better

lemon zest of one lemon

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup raspberry jam

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Chocolate Coffee Fudge

Chocolate coffee fudge is sweet and decadent.  It goes well in any party platter and packs up for a terrific gift.  The coffee adds an extra depth to the recipe. 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Chocolate Coffee Fudge1/4 cup + 2 tbsp prepared coffee

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bring brown sugar, coffee, butter and cocoa to a boil over low heat.  Continue boiling for five minutes then  remove from stove.  Blend in icing sugar and nuts.  Spread mixture in greased  9 x 5 inch loaf pan.  Cool and cut into squares.  Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Banana Muffins

1 cup flourBanana Muffins

1 1/2 cups bran cereal

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup almond milk

3 small bananas

1 dark chocolate mint bar broken in pieces

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet.  Fold dry ingredients into wet.  Fold in chocolate.  Bake 400 degrees Fahrenheit in lined muffin tins for 20 minutes.

 

Chocolate Brownies

There’s nothing like an ooey gooey chocolatey brownie.  These brownies come together in minutes and disappear even quicker.

Ingredients

8 tbsp cocoa

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Add chocolate chips into the batter for a change.

3/4 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

t tsp salt

1 cup flour Continue reading Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Carrot Cake

A twist on the traditional carrot cake this cake is excellent served with cream cheese icing.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Chocolate Carrot Cake1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup shredded coconut

Mix dry ingredients together

2 cups shredded carrots Continue reading Chocolate Carrot Cake

Jam Sunflower Squares

These squares are ooey and gooey, and are popular with chocolate lovers. You can use your favorite jelly or jam for the second layer.  I prefer raspberry as it goes well with the chocolate.

Serve this dessert plated with a fork and tea.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour

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I use raspberry jam.  It goes well with chocolate.

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds (unsalted)

1 beaten egg

1 cup cold butter

jam (your favorite flavor)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

This no-bake cookie has the classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter.  You only need one of these cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth as the cookies are delightfully sweet.

Ingredients

1/2 cup brown sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters1/2 cup corn syrup

1 cup creamy peanut butter

3 cups corn cereal (The flaked kind)

5 squares of baking chocolate melted (I like dark chocolate)

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.  Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and drop mixture by spoonfuls onto parchment.  Chill.  Serve cool.

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season.  Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.

This is probably my most favorite cookie.  The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie. 

I’ve tried replacing the white chocolate in this recipe with milk chocolate but the recipe is not the same.   If you absolutely hate white chocolate replace it with dark chocolate.  The bitter chocolate pares well with the cranberries.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour

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1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries Continue reading Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

This cookie has a shortbread base topped with peanut butter and chocolate.  These cookies are rich so a small piece is all you need.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups ground cookie crumbs.  I like ginger.

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If you don’t like white chocolate replace the white chocolate chips with milk chocolate chips.

1 1/2 cups chunky walnuts

1/2 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup melted butter

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

Mix together and press into a parchment paper lined pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are dry.  Cool. Continue reading White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious.  You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze  any leftovers.

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter

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The white dough can be tinted green for Christmas, pink for Easter, orange for Halloween, etc.

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mix first 3 ingredients until light and fluffy.  Add flour and salt to the mixture.  Blend until combined.  Do not overwork dough. Continue reading Patterned Cookies