- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick)
- 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (it’s worth investing in high-quality cocoa powder, since that’s mostly what you’ll be tasting here)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 large egg
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 67% cacao), chopped (or dark chocolate chips)
- ½ cup finely chopped hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon or Jacobsen
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat, swirling, until it’s starting to foam and brown, 3 to 4 minutes. (Whisk the butter from time to time so that the solids don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.) Let cool.
Whisk the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl, ridding it of as many lumps as possible. (If you really want to, feel free to sift everything.)
Using a spatula, mix in the egg whites, whole egg and browned butter, stirring until you’ve got a good, smoothish mixture (any small lumps will take care of themselves), followed by the chocolate and any nuts you may want to add.
Using a spoon, drop quarter-size blobs of dough (the texture is really somewhere between a dough and a batter) onto the baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart (they spread a lot). Sprinkle with flaky salt and bake until the cookies have flattened considerably and look baked through and a little wrinkled, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool before eating so they can firm up.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup peanut butter (try non-natural to see if it sticks better)
- 1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers or something else to bind it
- 1/2 – 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
Heat 3T butter in pot, letting it melt and bubble and turn brown. Add peanut butter and turn off the heat. Stir it all around until the peanut butter melts, then stir in the gram cracker crumbs. Add confectioners sugar to taste. Spread the mixture into a parchment or foil lined 8×8 pan (or any other like mini muffin pan with liners).
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil either on the stove top on low heat, stirring constantly, or in the microwave, stirring after every 20 seconds. Spread over the peanut butter. Top with flaky sea salt or shredded coconut or peanuts if you’d like.
Refrigerate until set. Cut into pieces. Store in fridge.
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
Cream butter in mixer until smooth and lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. After each addition has been incorporated, turn the mixer to high for 10 seconds. Add vanilla and a pinch of salt and combine until well incorporated. Add milk. Add additional powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time and/or milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting reaches the preferred consistency.
- 3/4 cup shortening or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup holiday M&Ms
- 1 cup white vanilla baking chips
Preheat over to 350°. Spray bottom only of 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray.
Cream together butter (or shortening) and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture slowly and thoroughly. Stir in the white vanilla baking chips and 1/2 cup M&Ms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top.
Bake 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour. Cut into small squares.
- 1½ cups butter (3 sticks), softened
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
Add cocoa to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Whisk through to remove any lumps.
Cream together butter and cocoa powder until well-combined.
Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added.
Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.
If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears to wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
- 3/8 cup softened butter
- 3/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk, warmed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter, salt, cocoa.
Original Recipe: Add milk and vanilla. Beat in sugar. If needed, thin with more milk or stiffen with more sugar.
New Recipe: Add sugar and milk by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added. Then add vanilla.
- 3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- Whipped cream or creme fraiche, for serving (optional)
Gently melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in a microwave oven on medium power. If necessary, transfer the chocolate to a bowl that can hold all the ingredients. Using a whisk, stir the egg yolks into the chocolate one at a time.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a bowl with a hand mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt until they start to form peaks. Beating all the while, gradually add the sugar. Continue to beat until the whites are shiny and hold medium-firm peaks.
Spoon about one-quarter of the whites over the melted chocolate and stir with the whisk until the mixture is almost smooth. (Stirring in a bit of the whites lightens the chocolate and makes the next step easier.) Spoon the rest of the whites over the chocolate and, using the whisk or a large rubber spatula, very carefully fold in the whites. Be as thorough as you can without overworking the mixture â€” it’s better to have a few white streaks than to beat the bubbles out of the mousse by overmixing.
Spoon the mousse into a serving bowl or individual bowls or serve it now, or cover it and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready for dessert. Covered well, the mousse will keep overnight in the refrigerator, although it will get denser as it stands.
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 24 ounces chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350.
In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars on high speed.Â Beat in eggs and vanilla.Â Slowly add flour mixture and beat on low until combined.Â Mix in chocolate chips.
Bake for 11-13 minutes.