Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Dear Sister!

A toast to you my dear Jean! 
Happy Birthday! I wish we were sharing this scrumptious cake and a glass of champagne today. 

Have a fabulous birthday!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

I cannot believe that it is already July. Where does the time go? I feel as if Summer just started and now it is just whipping by. I am looking forward to the holiday weekend and will be making these scrumptious Outrageous Chocolate Cookies from Martha Stewart to take to a few barbeques. 

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Martha Stewart

8 oz semisweet chocolate roughly chopped
4 oz. unsalted butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a small bowl over boiling water on the stove. Heat chocolate until smooth. In another bowl mix flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a mixing bowl beat the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and beat in melted chocolate. Then stir in flour mixture until just combined. The add chocolate chips.

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheets line with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the baking pans half way through. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes and  then remove to baking rack.

The cookies are soft and chewy, rich and chocolaty and would be the perfect addition to any party table!

Have a great 4th of July weekend.