Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter BlondiesThick and chewy blondies full of peanut butter and chocolate chips topped with decadent chocolate ganache and creamy peanut butter drizzle.  These Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies are the ultimate peanut butter lovers treat.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter BlondiesSummer has definitely hit full force here in the Middle East.  It’s only June and Dubai has already seen temperatures of 110 F.  It really hasn’t felt too bad, but that’s because I’m hunkering down indoors like someone experiencing a blizzard out in Wyoming.  I’m just on the other side of the spectrum.  It’s not depressing like a cold winter in the north which is nice.  That’s because the dang sun will not go away.  Not a single wisp of cloud in the sky for the entire summer.

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Oreo Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Oreo Double Chocolate Chip MuffinsRich dark chocolate and Oreo cookies married with a soft and fluffy muffin.  Make your mornings sweet with these Oreo Double Chocolate Chip Muffins.

You know what I love about muffins?  Muffins are extra large cupcakes that can be eaten for breakfast.  AND they come with no judgement.  If its eaten between the hours of 6 and 11 in the morning, extra large, and void of frosting…no one cares.  No one gives dirty looks.  It’s breakfast.  Chocolate chips and all.  I once saw a red velvet smore’s muffin at a local coffee shop.  That my friends is my kind of breakfast.  #breakfastgoals

Oreo Double Chocolate Chip MuffinsThese muffins bake up super fluffy and soft with just the right amount of crunch from the Oreos.  Not to mention, they are insanely easy and quick to make, so don’t you worry.  You’ll be stuffing your face in no time.  It’s okay though.  It’s breakfast remember?  First meal of the day, so make it count!

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The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin BreadThe most delicious, moist, chocolatey pumpkin bread you will ever eat.  That’s why I’m calling it The Best Chocolatey Chip Pumpkin Bread.  Ever.

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin BreadIs anyone sick of pumpkin yet?  No?  I didn’t think so, but if you are one of the few on the outs with pumpkin this season,  stick around.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Just one bite of this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread and you will be back on that happy little pumpkin bandwagon again.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.  Rich buttery chocolate chip cookie dough baked right in the center of these little devils.  The perfect indulgence for the girl next door.  Simple, sweet, and a little naughty!

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This past month has been a little insane to say the least.  Sick kids, a teething 11 month old,  9 year wedding anniversary, comic book convention, and on top of it all…buying and moving into a new home.  I’ve loved every minute of it.  Except for the sick kids of course!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “When are you bringing cupcakes to work again?”

That makes my heart smile.

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So to kick off the blog again, I’m showcasing some outrageously addictive Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.  Talk about sinful.  These little cupcakes look unassuming, even innocent.  Until you take that first bite, and you think to yourself “Holy crap, I’m in trouble.”

The recipe comes from Kevin and Amanda and they post some great photos that show a step by step process.  Pictures make everything easier!

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So dive in and forget the little yellow polka dot bikini. 

Chewy Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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For Christmas I got lots of goodies.  A wonderful Ninja food processor, cookbooks, baking utensils, and comfy pajamas.  One of my favorite gifts from my mother was a huge bag of Brookside pomegranate fruit pieces covered in dark chocolate.  These are so rich and so good it made me wonder if I could use them to give chocolate chip cookies a nice little twist.  Hmmmm…chewy pomegranate chocolate chip cookies.  Sounds good to me!

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The candies are rather large so I chopped them up so they would distribute evenly in the dough.  In addition to a heaping two cups of chocolate chips, I added the cup of chopped chocolate covered pomegranate pieces.  Even after baking, the pomegranate stayed nice and chewy.  I also used whole wheat flour to give it a nice texture as well.  These pomegranate chocolate chip cookies are full of antioxidants and super indulgent.  It takes a little bit of the guilt away.  Just a little bit.

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Chewy Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate pomegranate pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine flour with baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla.
  5. Gradually mix in flour.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped chocolate pomegranate pieces.
  7. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
http://yummycrumble.com/chewy-pomegranate-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Recipe adapted from Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

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