Archive for the ‘chocolate chips’ Category

monster cookies (with brown butter)

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 5 Comments

Never, ever, ever, let me buy my trick-or-treating candy ahead of time again.  Because it’s half-way gone.  And it’s only been three days.  I can see the way the scales are turning this week.  So, I’ve surrendered to the inevitable.  It’s better just to finish the bag off quickly, right?  The faster you eat, the fewer the calories?

Well, as long as we’re stuck inside waiting for this big storm to come and go, I thought I’d get rid of some of the candy by baking and sharing these monster cookies.  They are really just a fabulously rich and chewy recipe for brown butter chocolate chip cookies, one of my new favorites!  (Brown butter should be added to the ranks of chocolate and bacon, it can make almost anything better.)  So, throw in some Kraft caramels and some orange m&ms and you’ve got a real, bona fide Halloween treat!   (more…)

chocolate caramel oatmeal squares

Posted on: June 19th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 10 Comments

Ashley and I both made these bars independently.  When I asked her how she liked them, she said it perfectly, “This is what a cookie bar should be!” We’ve both noticed that all too often the cookie bars at bakeries, delis, etc, just don’t match the expectation we have in our heads. Could be a hidden and unwelcome fruitiness, maybe not enough chocolate, just plain dry, or outright bland. Well these chocolate caramel bars will NOT disappoint. They have plenty of caramel, chocolate,  butter and gooey goodness, along with just the right amount of crunch. See? Everything a cookie bar should be.    (more…)

choco chunk minis

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 3 Comments

First things first: We just have to share how extremely excited we are about Two Tiny Kitchens’ brand and site makeover, designed by Linsey Laidlaw, freelance art director and graphic designer. (Visit Linsey’s blog and website to see more of her work and the things that inspire her!) She’s got mad skills (abnormally adorable babies as well), and we’re just so happy that she decided to share them with us. We love, love, LOVE it!  (more…)

chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes

Posted on: February 19th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 5 Comments

These may not sound all that exciting, but I always fall for the dessert surprise in disguise.  I was shocked to discover that both the cupcake and the frosting taste EXACTLY (IMHO) like chocolate chip cookie dough. They are supposed to be stuffed with cookie dough balls, but if that’s too much for you, they are equally delicious without.  Really, they were much, much tastier than I had anticipated. Highly recommend to any chocolate chip cookie dough fans! (more…)

pumpkin whoopie pies
(with maple cream-cheese filling)

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Two Tiny Kitchens 6 Comments

PUMPKIN!!!  I’ve made a lot of pumpkin treats this fall, but haven’t had the time or patience for good photos.  These whoopie pies were so fun (not to mention super moist and full of flavor), I took the recipe from brown-eyed baker and then threw a few butterscotch chips into some, chocolate chips into others.  All were tasty, but chocolate was the favorite.  But then again, when is chocolate not the favorite in any given situation?  (Nevermind, chocolate ice cream, not a favorite.)  Anyway, give these a try, see what you like best.  If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, you’d be just fine without any chips at all.  (more…)

oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Two Tiny Kitchens 8 Comments

More cookies!  Don’t worry, I’ll change it up next week when I’ve got a birthday, can’t wait to try a new cake recipe.  (Haven’t decided on one yet, so I’m open to any ideas!!)

But as for these, I’d been drooling as I watched them circulate the blogosphere for months!  Couldn’t wait to try them, but I had to get my hands on some double stuff Oreos first.   You know, I’m not a big fan of the plain, ol’ Oreo cookie (there are so many other things I’d rather have for the calories), but when they are paired with something else, magic happens.  Bring on the Oreo cheesecake, the Oreo dirt dessert, and of course the cookies-n-cream ice cream  and shakes.   See?  Magic!!

I finally got to make these to share at my boys’ cub scout meeting.  (They just started and they are all so cute by the way.  What a great excuse for me to try a new recipe every week!) I knew they’d be so fun for kids, and who else could handle this much sugar than a bunch of high energy 8-10 year old boys?  Needless to say, they were a hit.  (more…)