Friday, September 10, 2010

XL Chocolate Chip Cookies

Over the summer I picked up this Muffin Top Pan than Jenny from Picky Palate is always gushing over! (I got mine from Sur La Table)

I made cookies one night with it and fell in love. Who doesn't love thick xtra large cookies? I made these several different ways with the same recipe just changing up the chips. The first go round I just stuck to the basics and used chocolate chips. As you can see in my picture, I had originally thought of adding white chocolate chips but at the last second I changed my mind. I have a weakness for cookies, I see them and just think I'll have a bite and before I know it, the whole cookie is gone! Whoops :)

Xtra Large Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate

2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons pure vanilla
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz bag of chocolate chips (or any chips you prefer)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to mix. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. Once combined, add the chips.

Scoop 1/4 cup of dough and press into muffin top pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until edges just start to turn a golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan and then move to a cooling rack.

I made these cookies to go on a dessert platter I was bringing some friends that just moved on our street. They were fabulous and so simple to throw together!

Run out now and go get this pan, you will not regret it! I have a few others things Ill post soon using the pan, for other suggestions go on over to Picky Palate. Ill post the other variations soon, so stay tuned! Also I created a Smitten Sugar Fan Page on facebook, so go like the page if you like my blog.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funfetti Cake Balls

So I have been pretty busy here lately and havent been updating the blog much, but that doesnt mean I havent been baking.

These are just some pictures I took recently of some Funfetti Cake Balls I made. I made a batch and sent them to some girlfriends in Dallas. They arent here much to taste my goodies, so sometimes I have to send them some love! :)

For a recipe on how to make cake balls go here or hop on over to Bakerella's site and check out her video tutorial.

To ship these cakes balls, I put them in an egg carton and shipped with gel ice packs in the box! I think they arrived fully in tact :) Print This