Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chip cookies’

Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

April 24, 2014

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Sometimes what a person really needs is a cookie. Sometimes, after a tough job interview, what a person really, really needs is a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. I got this recipe from a Sainsbury’s magazine with 20 quick cakes and cookies.  And yeah, not only were these really quick, but also super easy to make. And so good. 300 grams of Calvé peanut butter, and three different kinds of chocolate chips. Yeah, this one really hit the spot, I must say.

The original recipe (by Lorraine Pascale) didn’t have chocolate chips, but lightly toasted peanuts on top. I made one with peanuts on it for my mom (she’s a big nut lover). I think the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a sacred one, though. So I decided that the only way these cookies could and would get any better was with chocolate!

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One dough – three cookies

March 19, 2014

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I have such a weak spot for big, gooey cookies. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, seeing as my cookie tag contains 23 posts – a really big share of them being gooey chocolate chip cookies. There’s just something so comforting about biting into a big, soft chocolatey cookie. Now I’ve made M&M cookies before – an adaptation from my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses brown butter, yum! – but when I saw this post down at the Pinch Of Yum blog I knew I had to try that recipe as well.

While I was making these cookies it soon became clear that I didn’t have enough M&Ms to make sure the dough had enough pieces of yumminess in it. I decided to go through my cupboards and see what else I could put in these cookies. It was all quite adventurous! I ended up going for, aside from one batch with M&Ms, a batch with Reese’s mini peanut butter cups (white and milk chocolate) and a batch with chopped up Geisha chocolate. These cookies suddenly got very international. I’d bought the M&Ms in Sweden, because the package was so cute, and I really like their logo and M&M mascots. The Geisha chocolate was a gift from a friend that she got in Finland. The Reese’s peanut butter cups I’d bought in the UK a while back.

All three kinds were extremely good, and I packed up a lot of them to take with me on my weekend trip to go see a friend who had her birthday the previous day. It was the perfect travel snack during my train ride, where I saw the landscape woosh by while I snacked on chocolate.

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Brownie and choc-chip roll out cookies

February 7, 2014

 

 

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What’s that age that children start being able to recognizing and see the difference between animals? Whatever it is – I bet it’s before you’ve reached 24. ‘Cause you see, this was supposed to be a post about two different kinds of kitty-shaped cookies. That’s what it was supposed to be. Up until the moment I sent my friend Jess a text with a picture of my two brand new cookie cutters and I get a reply saying. “Oh! A kitty and an owl!” I was just holding the cookie cutter in question, ready to start punching out my first cookie, when – huh, she’s right. That’s an owl. In my defense, Jess agrees that the owl does have a very cat-like head.

But I digress. This isn’t a post about my inability to tell the difference between an owl and a cat (a bird and a freaking feline, for crying out loud) this is a post celebrating the awesomeness that is Amy! Amy is a friend I met online at the beginning of last year, through a mutual friend. We soon bonded over a mutual interest in hockey (go, Blackhawks!) and then later through a whole series of unfortunate (unpleasantly soul-sucking) fandoms. The cookie cutters were part of a Christmas (slash birthday) present Amy sent all the way from the USA. (So, further in my defence, maybe the excitement of package! Christmas! Birthday! Presents! Amy! is also part of the reason why I immediately decided cookie cutter #2 was a cat just like #1)

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Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 2, 2014

 

 

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I love tea. I think there’s not a single other hot drink that can come even close to giving the joy and comfort that a good cup of tea can offer. Not coffee, not hot chocolate – they don’t come close. Or for me, at least – weirdly enough I have a lot of friends that don’t feel the same way. Huh. My tea collection is ridiculously extensive, up to a point where I’m a bit worried that I’m never going to be able to make it through to the other end of it, at least not for another couple of years. Even though I love trying new brands and flavors, there’s a couple of teas – classics – that’ll always be on the top of my list. A good, simple Darjeeling with lemon is my personal favorite. I’m also very partial to Lipton’s Vanilla Green tea – there’s just something about that one. And then there’s Earl Grey. You just can’t go wrong with Earl Grey. When I saw the recipe for these Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Hummingbird High blog, I knew I had to try them.

I made them for a friend’s birthday and they were a pretty big success – I personally loved them to pieces, at least. Which I count as a big success!

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Cookies and brownies

October 6, 2013

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Last weekend we had the international Customer’s Day in Belgium. On this Saturday in September customers get treated with a little gift from (small) business owners. I baked brown-butter and vanilla, triple chocolate chip cookies (pffew, quite the mouthful) and brownies for the people who came into my parents’ restaurant on that Friday.

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Chocolate chip (oatmeal) cookies

August 23, 2013

 

 

 


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I know. I know, it’s been a while. A really long while. I don’t even have an excuse – except that it was kind of hectic with school there in June (I passed, by the way, I now have a bakery and chocolatier degree. Awesome.) Then in July I went to Sweden with my best buddy Jess (the Swede). We went to Stockholm, and we went camping and it was so extremely gorgeous. Before I knew it August was there, and Jess and I went to the UK (London, Oxford and Bath – magnificent) and afterwards she stayed in Belgium with me for another week of awesome times with our friends. And just why does time keep going by so fast? I swear it was January just yesterday and now eight months have gone by? Yikes.

Anyway – the point of this post is cookies. Amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I found the recipe down at Handle The Heat (recipe: here) – I followed the recipe step-by-step (except I might have added a little bit more cinnamon because cinnamon. Also used milk chocolate chips instead of dark because we were out. Seriously. How can you be out of dark chocolate?)

My love for oatmeal cookies started in the Camden lock food market last year. The cutest girl sold me some homemade chocolate oatmeal cookies and I’ve been in love ever since. These cookies came damn close to the awesomeness I tasted that day – they were chewy, they were sweet, had an awesome cinnamon flavor and yum that chocolate. 

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Vanilla cupcakes with a butter cream icing and mini-chocolate chip cookies

January 19, 2013

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I saw this blog post down at Raspberri Cupcakes about chocolate-chip cupcakes with mini chocolate-chip cookies on top and I immediately fell in love. I love the idea of chocolate-chip cupcakes filled with chocolate-chip cookie dough (and if you do too then you should definitely check out that post, and it’s absolutely gorgeous pictures!) I decided to just go with my fool-proof vanilla cupcake recipes (that you can find here) and bake little chocolate chip cookies for on top. (A recipe post for those will follow!)

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Brown butter, double-fudge chocolate chip cookies.

September 19, 2012

Pierrefonds, France. Picture by my friend Jessica.

My friend Greet outside the castle.

Driver and all-round hero of the trip: Anne.
Also; France was rainy and cold, but still pretty perfect.

I went on a roadtrip with three of my best friends last week. I am afraid my geek will show again when I say we went to visit the castle where they film the BBC fantasy show Merlin. It’s the third year we’ve gone there. It was just the four of us this year but we had enough fun for at least ten people! I made vanilla-chocolate chip and chocolate-chocolate chip mash up cookies for the trip (and they lasted us about three days!) and I must say they were quite the success! I got the recipe here, from the How Sweet Eats blog :) My cookies didn’t turn out as pretty/cookie shaped as the ones in that original post. Lesson learned: cool down the dough more before baking, so they don’t run quite as much. Taste-wise though: YUM YUM YUM

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Triple chocolate chip cookies

June 20, 2012

While baking these coffee cupcakes the other day I used brown butter for the very first time. Now there’s something you should know about me (and my friends can vouch for this) I absolutely love butter. Butter and I are best friends. I always say that if there was only one thing I could eat for the rest of my life it would be bread and butter. Now it probably doesn’t come to a surprise that the brown butter absolutely blew me away. Even while browning it I was all but drooling over my little pot, the nutty smell of it was amazing. Then when I made that cupcake batter the smell kept getting better and better and I just knew: I have to try this again in a different recipe. And soon.

And today I got to use it again when I made these triple chocolate chip cookies with brown butter and vanilla. It’s safe to say my second brown butter experience didn’t disappoint – in fact I think these were the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. I got the recipe on the Sweet Peony Blog, but slightly altered it. I’m out of vanilla essence so I used the seeds of a vanilla bean, and I used a mix of black, brown and white chocolate chips.

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