Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mini M&M Cookies

I go through phases with cookie recipes. This is the one I have been making recently. 3 times in the last month to be precise. :) Twice with m&ms and once with mini Reeses' pieces. I like to freeze the leftover dough in balls and then bake them when needed, straight out of the freezer. All you have to do is add 2-3 extra minutes to the bake time. The cornstarch in the recipe acts as a tenderizer. It also works without the oats, and you can of course substitute chocolate chips.

Mini M&M Cookies
2 cups flour
2 tsps cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsps vanilla
1/3 cup quick oats
1 cup mini m&ms, or other add in

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
3. In mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4. Add flour mixture and to creamed mixture, and stir until combined. Stir in oats and m&ms.
5. Using a TBSP sized scoop, drop dough onto prepared pan.
6. Bake on cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on pan then transfer to wire rack.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nutella Stuffed French Toast

This might be one of the best things ever. I bought a loaf of Challah bread from the store just to try my hand at a Nutella french toast and I loved it so much! All you really do is make a Nutella sandwich and then cook it french toast style. If you've got some Nutella sitting in your pantry you need to go make this! Don't even bother waiting for breakfast! We had it for dinner. :)

Nutella Stuffed French Toast
12-14 slices bread, I like Challah or Brioche but anything works!
3 eggs
1 cup milk
2 TBSPs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Powdered sugar, bananas, or syrup

1. Spread Nutella on a slice of bread. Top with another slice like you are making a sandwich. Repeat until you have 6 or 7 sandwiches.
2. In a shallow bowl or pie pan, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla until combined.
3. Heat skillet or griddle to medium and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
4. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture turning to evenly coat both sides.
5. Cook on skillet until browned on both sides.
Serve with powdered sugar and bananas or syrup.
Makes 6 or 7 pieces