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OVER THE TOP HALLOWEEN SPOOKY BROWNIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a recipe that is fun to make and delicious to eat and is good for any time of the year – especially for all Chocolate Lovers.  This is a multi-layered Brownie that is composed of a layer of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, a layer of Oreos, a layer of Fudge Brownies and interspersed with Caramel Corn and Mini-Marshmallows.  When I made this recipe I used Oreo Thins but soon found out that the White ‘Stuff’ Icing in the middle wasn’t thick enough to show up in the ‘Over the Top Brownies’ when they were cut so we switched to Double Stuff Brownies.

 

Here is what you will need to make this delectable Chocolate Treat:

1 batch of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

16 Double Stuff Oreos

1 Batch of Fudge Brownies

Caramel Corn*

Mini-Marshmallows*

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Make your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and spread on the bottom of a greased  9 x 9 x 2 Inch Baking Pan.  (Deeper is fine too)

 

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Dough-in-Pan

 

 

2.  Layer the Oreos evenly over the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Oreos Added

 

 

3.  Scatter some Candy Corn over the Cookies.  (optional)

 

 

 

Candy Corn on top of Oreos

 

 

4.  Next make the Fudge Brownie Batter and spread over the Oreos.

 

 

Brownie layer with                  Marshmallows on top

 

 

5.  The photo above shows the Mini-Marshmallows scattered over the Brownie Batter.  Before I baked it I had a change of heart and mixed the Marshmallows into the Brownie mixture so they wouldn’t burn.  My student who made this same recipe with me on Saturday decided to put the Candy Corn and the Marshmallows on top during the last 5 minutes of baking.  While this gives a nice browned Marshmallow finish, she did not scatter the marshmallows over the whole dish.  Doing so would have given the whole thing a much nicer appearance.

 

Mayas Version

Cut Brownies with Oreo Thins

 

 

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Posted by Admin Test - 2019/10/28 at 10:06 PM

Categories: Baking, Cookies, Cooking for Kids, Dessert Ideas, Family Fun, Halloween, Main, Private Cooking Lessons   Tags:

Pumpkin Drop Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One quick and easy baked good for the week of Halloween is Pumpkin Cookies.  These are a drop cookie and easy to whip up, bake and serve.  All you need in addition to the usual baking ingredients is a small can of pumpkin.   Anyone who can read, follow safety procedures and be able to reach the counter can easily make these cookies.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Pumpkin Puree                                  1 cup Butter, softened

3 cups All-Purpose Flour                             2 cups Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Salt                                                    ½ tbsp. Vanilla

2 tsps. Baking Powder                                 2 Eggs

1 tsp. ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground Cloves                                  1 cup Seedless Raisins (optional)

¼ tsp. ground Ginger

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Adjust the oven racks to the 2nd and 4th positions and preheat to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Cinnamon and Cloves in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the Butter with the Brown Sugar.
  4. Beat in the Vanilla and Eggs until very well mixed.
  5. Add the Flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Stir in the Pumpkin Puree and the Raisins.
  7. Drop by the tablespoon (or use a # 60 food scoop) to shape the Cookies.
  8. Place them on a greased cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake the Cookies for 20-25 minutes or until a deep golden brown.
  10. When the Cookies are done, place the pans on cooling racks; when the Cookies are cool, use a spatula to remove them from the pan.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
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Posted by Admin Test - 2019/10/27 at 8:03 PM

Categories: Baking, Cookies, Cooking for Everyone, Halloween, Main   Tags: , , ,

PHANTOM PUMPKIN MILKSHAKES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would be a better beverage for Halloween than a Pumpkin Milkshake!  Add the Adjective, Phantom to make it the absolute perfect beverage for a Halloween Party or even a Halloween Birthday Party.  There certainly are people who have been born on Halloween.  This Milkshake is easy to prepare, even with the Pumpkin.  Just used canned Pumpkin and Vanilla Ice Cream.  Better yet, if Pumpkin Ice Cream is available at your Supermarket or Ice Cream use that or use both for double the flavor.  You can use Pumpkin Pie Spice or a  Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger and Cloves in a combination that fits your taste buds.

The recipe is below:  Try it and see for yourself how much like Pumpkin Pie it tastes!

 

 

INGREDIENTS:                                                 EQUIPMENT:

 

1 Pint Pumpkin Ice Cream                  Ice Cream Scoop

2 cups Milk                                                       Liquid Measuring Cup

½ cup Orange Juice*                                        Blender

1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

Whipped Cream                                                Large Cups

Nutmeg

Black Licorice Sticks for Straws or just Stirrers

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Scoop the Ice Cream into blender jar.

 

  1. Measure the Milk, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and Orange Juice and add to Ice Cream in blender jar.

 

  1. Put the cover on the blender jar, making sure it fits snugly; turn blender on to HIGH SPEED and run until the Ice Cream, and Orange Juice are blended together with the Milk.

 

  1. Pour into cups, top with Whipped Cream, sprinkle with Nutmeg and serve with Licorice Straws.

 

YIELD – 4 Servings

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Admin Test - 2019/10/22 at 3:46 PM

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PUMPKIN FRUIT MUFFINS

 

 

 

 

Today’s Pumpkin Recipe is for Muffins.  The Recipe I have posted uses Cranberries as the additional fruit.  However, the photo I have posted is for  Pumpkin Muffins with diced fresh Peaches and Golden Raisins.  The Pumpkin/Cranberry Muffin is perfect for Thanksgiving whereas the Pumpkin/Raisin Muffin is ideal for Halloween or anytime of the year as well.  I used canned Pumpkin for the Muffins but whenever I make Pumpkin Pie, I much prefer to use a fresh Pumpkin.  Granted, using fresh Pumpkins is kind of a pain in the neck but well worth it.  When I post the Pumpkin Pie segment I will show the procedure for cleaning and baking a fresh pumpkin.  You cannot use the same pumpkins as used for Jack O’ Lanterns but instead use a Pie Pumpkin.  They are small, more meaty and more tasty and easier to work with.

 

 

                                 Sugar Pie Pumpkins

 

 

The Pumpkin Muffins are great for Breakfast or for a Snack.  For a little enhancement top with a Cream Cheese Frosting.  Probably the ‘healthiest’ type of frosting in that it contains Cream Cheese – a milk product.  Of course, it also contains Butter but if you are worried about the fat content you can always use less butter than the recipe calls for.

 

 

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Posted by Admin Test - 2019/10/12 at 3:51 PM

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OCTOBER – TIME FOR PUMPKIN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October seems like the perfect month to talk about Pumpkins:  Cooking and Baking with Pumpkins and of course, Carving Pumpkins for Halloween.  If you don’t like Pumpkin, try substituting Butternut Squash instead.  What I am going to do here is present a different Pumpkin Recipe for as many days as I can muster up.

 

Here is a list of my Pumpkin Recipes and unless I hear from folks about what kind of Pumpkin Recipes they would like to have, I shall choose one for each day until I run out.

 

PUMPKIN RECIPES

Pumpkin Yeast Biscuits  *

Pumpkin Bread/Muffins

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake *

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin Milkshakes

Pumpkin Pie  *

Pumpkin Pizzelle

Pumpkin Pancakes & Waffles

Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

 

The recipes that are starred are already on this blog – just use the link to take you to them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Admin Test - 2019/10/06 at 3:51 PM

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