Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chip’

Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip Cookies

In cookies, Dessert on February 22, 2011 at 1:24 am

Today was a GREAT cookies day! And I was able to uphold two of my New Year’s resolutions! The first was making a semi-healthy treat, of course I say that based on the fact that there was pomegranate in the cookies. I also took this recipe from a blog, Sargent Choice. The recipe was originally for Chocolate Cherry Cookies, but since I like pomegranate better, I thought I would substitute.  This was a quick and easy recipe with a delicious result that I will definitely be trying again, perhaps with different dried fruits. Let’s take a look at the ingredients:

Ingredients

First, I placed the dried pomegranate in a pot on the stove, then I added HOT water from the tap, until they were covered. I let them soak while I made the rest of the dough. I started with the dry ingredients, combining the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and blending them with a whisk.

Dry Ingredients

Once all the dry ingredients were combined, I melted the butter in the microwave and stirred it in, as well as the egg and vanilla extract using a hand mixer. After all the ingredients had been thoroughly blended together, I folded in the chocolate chips.

Dough

Then I folded in the dried pomegranate, once I had drained the water.

Pomegranate

Then I used a tablespoon to drop the dough on a cookie sheet.

Ready for the Oven

Once the oven was finished preheating to 350°F, I put the cookies into bake for 10 minutes. The cookies turned out soft and in my book slightly ‘healthy’ well as healthy as a cookie can be.

Cookies

I will definitely be making these quick and easy cookies again, and probably change it up with some different dried fruits. Hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

Bon Appetit!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

In Dessert on November 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Erin, 1-Pumpkin Shortage, 0

I won’t pretend I didn’t get a tremendous sense of accomplishment out of making another pumpkin based dessert.I now want to warn you, this was NOT from a recipe, or a friend, or family member, or co-worker. This culinary adventure is brought to you by me wanting to have a pumpkin dessert and a chocolate dessert and not wanting to repeat any prior creations. This lead me to do, well, what I do when I need an idea for a culinary adventure…wander the baking aisle at the grocery store. This is what my wanderings resulted in…

I’ve made quick and easy desserts before, but this one takes the cake, or rather the brownie. My ingredients…

Ingredients

  • One box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 cans Libby’s Pumpkin Pie mix
  • 3 cups chocolate chips

I started by adding one can of pumpkin pie to the box of Devil’s Food cake mix, and using my hand mixer to blend them together.

pumpkin and cake mix

I didn’t like how thick this mixture was, so I added another 15 ounce can of the pumpkin pie mix. This was still VERY thick, but there was more of it to fill my 11 in. x 15 in. baking pan. Then, as I was about to pour the blended mixture into the baking pan, I spotted the bag of chocolate chips left over from this weekend (my friend and I made chocolate chip pancakes), and I thought, well the more chocolate the merrier! This led me to add a cup of chocolate chips.

One Cup of Chocolate Chips

I found this amount of chocolate chips to be, well lacking, so I did what any good cook would do…I ADDED MORE!! Specifically I added 2 more cups of chocolate chips, bringing the grand total to 3 cups.

3 Cups of Chocolate Chips

I used a spoon to mix the chocolate chips in by hand (the hand mixer would have destroyed the chips).

Ready for the Baking Pan

I then sprayed the baking pan with cooking spray, so I would be able to remove the brownies later, and used a spoon to distribute the mixture evenly.

Ready for the Oven

I then heated the oven to 350°F, and baked for 30 minutes. I would LOVE to comment on how delicious this turned out, but I am resisting temptation and leaving it up to my class to comment on tomorrow. So to my classmates and all of you out there…

Ready to Serve

Bon Appetit!!