Growing up, one of my favorite things about Easter were the egg hunts!! I loved dying, painting, and drawing on the eggs! My favorite patterns were tie-dye eggs in bright neon colors! Oh, those were the days sigh…
Check out these egg-citing creations from across the www…
Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs (recipe here):
Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles (recipe here):
Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs (recipe here):
January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Plus, it’s Friday! Therefore, I think that it’s very appropriate and fitting to have a slice of a chocolate cake today! Perfect excuse and no regrets.
For me, chocolate cake is definitely an indulgence. After I have a slice (and a half leaning towards two), my skinny jeans and I are no longer BFFs but eventually we do rekindle our love for one another :)
Here are some sweet chocolaty treats to help you get through National Chocolate Cake Day…
Baked Chocolate Cake Doughnuts (recipe here):
The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever. (recipe here):
Vegan Chocolate Cake (cupcakes). (recipe here):
Chocolate Cake Reeses Peanut Butter Chunk Cookies (recipe here):
Now who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Hate me, love me, or thank me later. But please don’t hate me :)
Happy Chocolate Cake Day!!
Remember my lazy day? It felt so good eating pizza! I agree with you guys, it’s okay to have a day off and just indulge in guilty foods!
Originally, I was planning on making one of those easy-peasy 5-minute mug microwave concoctions since I bought a quart of milk and a bag of chocolate chips at the grocery store, AND…well, I’m a girl and I have major chocolate cravings at least once a month (you know what I’m talking about ladies :). Plus, I’ve been seeing people pinning and repinning these recipes on Pinterest a lot lately!
Sigh…I don’t know what happened, but I just had to make chocolate chip cookies. After stuffing my face with pizza, I spent half an hour googling recipes for chocolate chip cookies. I googled A LOT searching for the ultimate perfect chocolate chip cookie. My searches ranged from the Neiman Marcus cookie, NY Times chocolate chip cookie, cookies from All Recipes, and of course Food Network.
Half an hour later + a whole lot of frustration, I settled on a chocolate chip recipe from BETTY CROCKER! Yes, Betty Crocker haha! Don’t judge me!! I already got the head-turn from my boyfriend. He laughed at me for wasting half an hour on the internet for a Betty Crocker recipe. Lol, I’m a very indecivisive person okay :)
These Betty Crocker cookies were soooo goooood!! Nice crisp edges and so soft and chewy in the middle…hmmm perfection! These were the BEST batch of chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made, just ask my boyfriend! He woke up from a pizza induced coma to a nice big plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. What a lucky boyfriend, right? So do I get an award for being an awesome girlfriend? Hehe :)
It feels like such a crime writing Betty Crocker’s recipe, so please check it out here for Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. But if you’re lazy like me, check it out below!
Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (courtesy of Betty Crocker)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts (omitted)
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Mix sugars, butter, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly then transfer onto a wire rack to continue cooling.
ps. sorry for the blurry cell phone pics…I guess my phone got all dusty from the baking :)
Remember awhile back I posted a list of my current fave sweets that I wanted to try. Banana split bites received the most votes but chocolate thumbprint cookies came in a very close second. And well, this girl cannot resist chocolate and I just had to make!
Let’s just say that these chocolate thumbprint cookies did not disappoint! They were soft, decadent, rich, and chocolatey in every way imaginable. In fact, I don’t even want to call these delicious treats “cookies” because they are so cakey and moist! I want to call them “sprinkled chocolate thumbprint mini cakes”! Ok, ok…it’s just a working title for now.
Anyways, all you’ll need to make these chocolate thumbprint cookies are butter, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, one egg, vanilla, flour, sprinkles, and milk chocolate kisses! Sounds simple enough, right?
Here’s what you’ll need to do to make your own chocolate thumbprint cookies:
First preheat the oven to 375° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then gather a large mixing bowl, and…
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Look what kind of trouble blog hopping got me into…
Oh sweets, how much I love you! For me, sweets is up there with bacon! On my latest foodie blog binge on Google Reader, I couldn’t help but click on every link that contained the words chocolate, chocolate covered, ice cream, cookies, and cupcake. I think it’s safe to say that my mind was subconsciously telling me to eat chocolate covered ice cream cupcake sprinkled with cookie bits! Wouldn’t you agree? :)
Here’s what I found that was so tempting/so bad/I’ll regret myself for eating/things I want to make…sweets edition:
Banana Split Bites (recipe here)
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bottomed Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe here)
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies (recipe here)
Either take these recipes away from me, or help me decide which one to make and regret the next day like a really bad hangover!
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