Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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I wanted to bake something easy so I decided to make some cookies..
I super love peanut butter and Reese’s chocolate so I was so excited to see this recipe from Allrecipes.. 🙂
I was also excited to use my new KitchenAid hand mixer!

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsps milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
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Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
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Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.
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Enjoy! 🙂 I guarantee you it is super yummy!
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Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

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I came across a cookie recipe in Facebook and I tried it immediately because I like Oreo Cheesecake!

Ingredients:
1 bar (8oz) of cream cheese, equivalent to 8 ounces
1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups white sugar
2 tsps vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 – 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies, approximately 10-15 pieces

IMG_0987Procedure:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Crush the Oreo cookies.
Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
Add the sugar and approximately 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour into the mixture then the the chocolate chips. Mix everything together.
Using the measuring spoon (1 tablespoon) or a small ice cream scoop, scoop the cookie dough and form a ball. Roll the cookie dough ball on the crushed Oreo.
Arrange the balls on your greased cookie pan/sheet, about half to one inch apart.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. After baking, do not leave the cookies on the hot cookie sheet for too long, you may transfer your cookies on a cooling rack.

Thanks to Lazypen for this easy and yummy recipe!
You can visit her blog for more details. 🙂

Choco Flakes!

Craving for some quick homemade dessert?
Do you like chocolates?
Do you like corn flakes?
If yes, then Choco Flakes will be the best option for you!
No baking required and there’s no need to use your Kitchen Aid mixer (not even a hand mixer!).

Okay to get started, you just need to prepare 2 main ingredients!

1 cup Corn Flakes
200g Milk Chocolate/ White Chocolate
Sprinkles (optional)

For the procedure it is as easy as 1,2,3!
1. Microwave the chocolates in a microwavable bowl:
   Finely chop chocolate block or use chocolate chips
   Microwave for 15 secs
   Remove the bowl from microwave & stir
   Repeat until fully melted
2. Pour the melted chocolates on your corn flakes bowl.
3. Use a tablespoon to scoop the choco flakes mixture and lay it nicely in a baking tray with parchment paper. Use sprinkles to design your Choco Flakes (optional). Let it cool.
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Tada!
Yummy Choco Flakes for you and your family!
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Christmas Theme Cupcakes

 

Photo 3-2-16, 2 44 58 AMYes.
I know it is already February but I just want to share my cupcakes last Christmas.
I only started blogging 2 weeks ago so I was not able to share this during Christmas season.

For the recipe- of course I used the ever reliable Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe.
Frosting I used Chocolate Ganache and I added some marshmallows & sprinkles for the Christmas-y design.
(I always use marshmallows whenever I design cakes or cupcakes coz somehow marshmallows give them a sophisticated look.)

I have a confession to make:
I love designing cakes more on the baking & mixing part.
Sometimes the design will just pop into my head and you’ll feel proud afterwards.
For the preparation, mixing & cleaning up time?
Sometimes it gets too messy, haha!

Baking is such an amazing hobby.
You need hours yes, but the feeling afterwards is priceless.
When people tell you:
Your cakes have nice design- Happy!
Your cakes taste great- Happier!
Can I order a cake for my loved one’s birthday?- Happiest!

If you have an oven, I urge you to try baking..
You won’t regret it- for sure!

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Girly Cupcakes for my Girly Godchild

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It was the 2nd birthday of my godchild Roan.
I know I am not an expert baker but I still wanted to bake for her.
So I decided to bake chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.
And to make it girly, I used pink as the main color with some fancy silver and pink sprinkles and a pink candle.
I also used my small teddy bear to complete the presentation.

She was very happy while watching me bake and she even got a bowl and spoon pretending she was also baking. Cute!

Okay, I’ll keep this post short.
I just wanted to share how baking can give so much fulfillment and happiness I can’t explain. 🍰

Chocolate² Cupcakes

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Chocolate² Cupcakes?
Coz they are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate toppings..

I baked this for my cousin’s birthday..
Actually I baked lotsa cupcakes that night and she also helped designing the cupcakes with my sprinkles and other toppings..
Then I realized I have different chocolates in my cupboard..
So I decided to design some cupcakes with chocolates.. 🙂

*I used Chocolate Ganache for the frosting..
I used buttercream the week before so I wanted to try something else..

Below is the picture of all the cupcakes I made for my cousin’s birthday.
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