White Chocolate Brown Butter Blondies

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Wow! These turned out better than I thought! They are so good and tasty and will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth or sugar craving. The only issue I have with them is I want to eat them all! I had 2 as soon as I was done taking pictures and I had to control myself not to eat another one. So, come on! Let’s go make these delicious bars…

What you will need:

9 inch square baking dish, greased and lined with parchment paper (leaving some overhang for easy removal)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup white chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until just beginning to brown, stirring constantly. Allow to cool down a bit.

In another bowl, beat together browned butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Add in eggs and beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before pulling out by the parchment paper. Cool completely. Once cooled, dust powdered sugar on top. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!

Makes 16 blondies. Store in an airtight container at room temp.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Brownies

 

Yum!!! Milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate all come together in this chewy, delicious brownie! I found the bag of these morsels at Target. It’s from Nestle.

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There’s the picture, so you can head on over to the store and get these bad boys (err good, delicious, tasty boys!). You can also obviously make cookies with these but when I wanted to bake I wanted to bake something quick. And cookies sometimes can take a while because you can only bake like 8 at a time. This is 18 minutes and you have an entire pan of brownies! So, here we go… start those ovens…

What you will need:

13 x 9 inch bake pan, greased

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp water
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
10 oz. bag of Triple Chip Morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, stir together the butter, sugar and water. Add eggs and stir until combined. Stir in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Pour evenly into the prepared pan.

Note: The batter is pretty thick. I had to grease my hands and press down to get the batter to the sides and corners of the pan.

Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 18-25 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack before slicing and enjoying!

Chocolaty goodness!

Spider Cookies


Oh, Halloween. I adore you! And I adore these cookies! Sometimes pumpkin recipes get a little overwhelming this time of year so I wanted to do a fun but still delicious cookie! Super simple, really just a typical chocolate chip cookie recipe but with white chocolate chips and reese’s pieces. Yum. So go ahead and make these for your Halloween gathering! They will not disappoint 😉

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup Reese’s Pieces (I used mini’s)
Big handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips (for spiders)
1 ounce chocolate (for spiders, I used Baker’s)

In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until nice and smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. With a spatula, slowly fold in flour mixture until just combined. Do the same with white chocolate and Reese’s. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while oven preheats.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on how big your cookies are (anywhere from 2-3 tablespoons), bake from 9-11 minutes.

While cookie are baking, melt 1 ounce of chocolate. Baker’s chocolate is usually my chocolate of choice because I never have any problems using the directions on the box for melting it in the microwave. Place melted chocolate in a ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut out of the corner. Allow to cool a few minutes.

As soon as cookies come out of oven, gently press a chocolate chip wherever you want. This is the body of the spider. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Use the melted chocolate for legs. This was my first time doing this so I will definitely be better the next time, but have fun with it! Make your spiders as cute or as big or little as you want.

Store in an airtight container for a few days! Happy Halloween and enjoy!

White Chocolate Chip Cookies 

I know white chocolate doesn’t have as many fans as milk or dark chocolate. But I had some white chocolate chips in my pantry so I thought I’d use them up and make cookies. And I think these are so delicious and a great change from the typical semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies. They would be a perfect treat at a bridal shower because they are gorgeous, the perfect color and something about the taste of white chocolate reminds me of weddings. So, if you are like me and love white chocolate, let’s go make these cookies!

What you will need: 

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup white chocolate chips (or melting chips are what I used)

Note: This recipe only made about a dozen cookies so double it if you need to.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. In another bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars until creamy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until smooth. Slowly add in flour mixture until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

You can refrigerate dough for a bit if desired. Drop by tablespoons on prepared being sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool a wire rack. Enjoy!

Store covered for a few days.

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these a couple years ago before I had a blog. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make them again! I love everything lemon and these are so perfect for summer. Well, really anytime, but holy delicious they are so good. They are soft and light and the white chocolate chips really take them to another level. So let’s get started!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest from 2 lemons
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, both extracts and lemon zest and beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Stir in what chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 15 minutes.

Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 or 11 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!