Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gingerbread Bread Pudding

Gingerbread Bread Pudding
Submitted by Christy (my sister)

what you need:

4 gingerbread muffins, broken into chunks
6 slices butter toasted white bread, torn in pieces
3/4 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed small
4 fresh eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a greesed 9x12 baking dish, add muffins, bread, raisins, and apple. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread mixture and allow to soak for 10 minutes. Bake for 45 minutes until golden.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you need for Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a shake of salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temp., not melted
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips, not semi-sweet
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and sugars in a bowl. Add butter, vanilla, and egg and mix until well blended. Stir in milk chocolate chips and pecans. Drop teaspoon size balls of dough onto greesed cookie sheets. Cook 10 to 15 minutes. This is a small recipe and will make about 32 cookies, depending on size.

Okay, I know the measurments are a little different, but trust me, these cookies are GOOD. They turn out perfect every time I make them. I have tried many different versions of chocolate chip cookie recipes and this one is, hands down, the best. And please use the milk chocolate chips, not the semi-sweet, you will be glad you did! Enjoy ;0)