Saturday, January 5, 2008

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Muffins

This is a very simple and fast recipe to make from BB. But personally I don't really like the taste, thou hubby like the texture. It is not that rich, quite dry and plain in fact.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
85g butter, melted and cooled
100g crunchy peanut butter (or smooth)
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 190C. Line a a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.
n a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth.
Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide batter into your paper-lined muffin tin. Each cup should be filled to the top, not just half way up, to ensure you get a nice dome on the muffin.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed.
Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 12.

Addictive Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another oatmeal cookies adapted from Baking Bites. Somehow I feel the taste is a little lacking to my preference. I will try to improve on it again bah. I still prefer a crispy choc chips cookies. Will bake it longer the next time.

2 cups ap flour
½ cup oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
225g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 170C and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Blend in vanilla extract and egg. Slowly add in the flour mixture until nearly combined. Add in chocolate chips and stir until dough is uniform in color and chip distribution.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned (more crispy). Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is adapted from Coconut and Lime. I have always wanted to try a oatmeal cookies. And finally, I did it. It's okies la, the oat gives the texture an extra "omp". This is not the usual cripsy cookies but more towards the chewy kind. The more I ate it, the more I began to like it. =)

1 ½ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup dark brown sugar
¾ cup flour
½ cup oatmeal
¼ cup chocolate chips
90 g butter, at room temperature
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder
1 egg

Preheat oven to 170C.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In large bowl, cream together butter, vanilla and sugar.
Add egg, beat until fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and oatmeal. Mix until well combined
Fold in cranberries and choco.
Place 1 tbsp sized blobs of dough on the cookie sheet (about ½ inch apart)
Bake for 12-14 mins or until brown. Remove to a wire rach to cool completely.
Yield about 2 dozen cookies.