Monday, May 28, 2007

We Had a Regular Bakery Going on Round Here

I was on a baking binge the other day and just thought I'd share what Savannah and I whipped up. All of our favorites...

The Best Banana Bread
3 very ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3-1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour

-Combine all ingredients together; EXCEPT you need to mix together the milk and baking soda separately before adding to the other ingredients.
-Pour batter into GREASED loaf pan
-Bake 1 hour at 325* check center done with toothpick

Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Baking Cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups butter softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2/3 cups (10oz pkg) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

-Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
-Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy.
-Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
-Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.
-Stir in peanut butter chips.
-Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutesat 350*. Do not overbake. Cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.
-Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.
Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

** I also make these substituting Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips for the peanut-butter chips sometimes. Awesome!!

Breakfast Cookies
1 cup shortening or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups Special K cereal
1 cup oatmeal

-Beat together shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla till light and creamy.
-Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
-Gradually blend flour mix into creamed mixture.
-Stir in cereal, oatmeal and raisins.
-Bake 8-10 minutes at 375*
-Let stand 2 min before removing from cookie sheet.


LeeAnn said...

Thanks for posting the breakfast cookies, I actually was going to ask you about those! Hopefully Lukas will eat them again!

jenny said...

omg. i am hungry just reading these recipes right now!