Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake is Rich & Buttery ribboned with a Cinnamon Swirl baked to golden brown and topped with a Luscious Cream Cheese Frosting

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I made cinnamon roll blondies recently an it really got me on my cinnamon roll flavor kick. Cuz I was too damn lazy to make cinnamon rolls, even though its actually easy to make cinnamon rolls from scratch. Once those blondies were gone though I still needed something cinnamon roll esque. So here comes the Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake…

 

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The cake is moist and dense with lots of swirls of brown sugar cinnamony goodness. With the cinnamon swirl giving the top of the cake a sweet crunch, against the creamy cream cheese frosting, this cake was irresistible.

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I found myself talking to myself about how good it was. My sister said ” One of the best things you’ve ever made!”

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Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Ingredients

    Cake
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp.
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, at room temp.
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temp.
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4oz cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter and cream cheese, beat until combined and light and fluffy. Add in both sugars and beat until fully combined, a minute or two. Mix in vanilla and one egg at a time, mixing on low.
  3. In a medium bowl sift together the cake flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture to the wet batter slowly. Mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and set aside.
  4. Cinnamon Swirl
  5. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Using a spoon place dollops of the mixture scattered over the top of the batter, then take a knife and swirl the cinnamon mixture throughout the whole loaf.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 52-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in comes out with no wet batter. Set on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes then invert the cake on to the wire rack.
  7. Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the cream cheese for one minute. Then on low speed beat in the powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Once the powdered sugar is combined turn the mixer on high and beat for 3 minutes.
  9. Once the cake has cooled add the cream cheese frosting. I stored my cake in the fridge, for up to 4 days.
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Chewy Lemon Cookies

Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lemon Zest and Lemon Extract make these Chewy Lemon Cookies bursting full of lemon flavor
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I’ve made lemon cookies before, twice on my blog actually. While I am a chocoholic 99.9% of the time, occasionally I love a good lemon treat. And lemon is a fabulous flavor for a cookie, it breaks up all the dare I say it? Chocolate.  But often times when you find a lemon cookie its flat and crisp or thick and cakey. While I personally enjoy all types of cookies, I ain’t one to judge, I like ’em all! When I made these I was in the mood for a chewy cookie.

 

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So I set out to make a thickier but not cake like chewy lemon cookie.

I was very happy with the results.

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I let the cookies chill in the fridge overnight which I feel helped enhance the lemon flavor. I use lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract in these cookies cuz gosh darnit I want the lemon to scream!

 

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These are the type of cookies you eat like 10 and think it’s only been like 2 cookies but wonder where the heck the rest disappeared to

I originally was going to drizzle the cookies with a lemon glaze but knew I was short on time so I rolled the cookies in powdered sugar for fun.

 

Some other Lemon Cookies I posted on my blog look very similar to these cookies but these are more chewy cookies.

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I took these Chewy Lemon Cookies to a bbq and they disappeared way faster than I expected, thank god I had some at home before the bbq otherwise I wouldn’t have had any!

 

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Chewy Lemon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temp.
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temp.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for dunking cookies

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter for 1 minute. Add in granulated sugar, mix until combined then beat for an additional minute. Add in egg and yolk and beat for 3 minutes. Add in vanilla and lemon extracts, fresh lemon juice and zest. Continue mixing until fully incorporated.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or up to 4 days.
  4. Using a cookie scoop place 2tsp of dough roll together then dunk in powdered sugar. Place on a baking sheet at 325 for 9-11 minutes until cookies are just set. Set the cookie sheet on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Store cookies in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
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Lemoney Goodness 

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Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Chocolatey and Chewy these brownies are simple to make, whip these up and in 45 minutes you’ll be digging for some of these Chewy Fudgy Brownies out of the pan 

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Sisters are such a blessing. But can also be like a curse. You can borrow their clothes but then when you think of an outfit in your mind and you go to pull it out of your closet it’s no where to be found because they steal and don’t put back!! If you want to know the truth ask your sister. Does this make me look fat? Hell yes it does. Thinking you’re being a nice person then your sister will tell you right away how much of a bitch you are.

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S000 the other day I stated I wanted brownies and my sisters said ugh don’t make homemade brownies the best brownies are boxed. I was like ahhh hell no!! So I set aside to make some brownies. I had made some the week before that were whatever, so I needed to make some bomb brownies to shut my sisters up.

 

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I made these and Lydia gave them a 9/10 which is bomb from her. She is probably the harshest critic I have.  I think she gave them a 9 cuz she doesn’t like chocolate chips or chunks inside the brownies but I do. Guess who bought the ingredients, made them and did all the dishes? So yes I put chocolate chunks in the brownies.
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Serve these warm with ice cream, holy moly. I cannot tell you how many times I have made these brownies and had ice cream with them over the last month. At least 4 times I have made the brownies, countless times I’ve had a brownies a la mode.. Oops

 

Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 12 TBSP Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Corn Starch
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9X9 pan with foil that hangs over sides and grease it. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan or in a microwave safe bowl melt the butter turn off heat and add the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in egg and egg yolk. Mix in vanilla extract.
  3. Sift into the mixture the flour, cocoa powder, salt and cornstarch and baking soda. Mix just until no flour streaks remain.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 27-31 minutes or until only moist crumbs come off a toothpick. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes then lift out with foil overlay.
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Chocolate Lovahhh??

 

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Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Buttery, rich and chewy blondies are swirled with cinnamon sugar baked to a golden brown and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting

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Cinnamon rolls, one of my true loves. And I actually enjoy making them from scratch. I’ve got a great recipe for making them the night before and baking first thing in the morning. Lemme tell you, unreal. There is NO comparison to store bought vs homemade cinnamon rolls. It’s worth it. And not hard at all. Enough about them.

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On to these Cinnamon Roll Blondies…
So I love cream cheese frosting and love cinnamon and I was craving an easy blondie/ bar so it was only natural to do this. I am sure I am not the first one to make a cinnamon roll blondie but I am biased to say this was a fabulous recipe.

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I added cinnamon in the blondie base and then made a butter/brown sugar/ cinnamon mixture and swirled it throughout before I baked.

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Let the bars cool and slather a big ol’ buncha cream cheese frosting on top.
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I literally could dive into that frosting. Its the same one I use for my cinnamon rolls. I like it so much because you can taste the cream cheese, so often a cream cheese frosting is so sweet or buttery that the star of the show doesn’t shine. Well lemme tell you this time cream cheese shines!

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Finding the pockets of cinnamon sugar were delightful, a chewy cinnamon blondie topped with cream cheese frosting. Wow. Speechless. I prefer the bars chilled but to each their own!

Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Ingredients

    Blondies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Frosting
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, at room temp.
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, at room temp.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream

Instructions

    Cinnamon Blondies
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 pan with foil to over hang on the sides. Get cream cheese out of fridge and chop into small pieces, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter and beat for one minute. Then add the brown sugar, mixing until fully combined. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat for one minute. Turn mixer off and add flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Mix just until no flour streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Cinnamon Swirl
  4. In a small bowl mix together melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Using a spoon drop dollops of cinnamon swirl on to the blondie mixture. Using a knife swirl the spoonfuls. Bake for 23-26 minutes, until blondies are golden brown and have set.
  6. Let cool for at least 45 minutes before icing. I let the blondies cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack then using the foil over hand I pull the blondies out of the tin to cool faster.
  7. Frosting
  8. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 1 minute. Then beat in butter, mixing for another minute. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy cream, mixing on low to prevent a powdered sugar storm. Once all combined beat on high for 3 minutes. Spread on top of blondies. Store in air tight container in fridge for up to 3 days.
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Love a good blondie? Me too!

 

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Cookie Butter Lava Cakes

Rich cookie butter oozes out of this luscious chocolate lava cakes, top with ice cream and you will be in heaven with these Cookie Butter Lava Cakes! 

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While I am a little obsessed with Cheesecake, lava cakes are also one of my favorite desserts. And lava cakes are made and baked in less than 30 minutes. Hello, this is not a good thing for a sugar addict like myself.

And currently I am back on my obsession with cookie butter. It’s just so damn good. Crushed cookies? Sign me up.

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These are the easiest desserts to make, melt some chocolate and butter whisk in some eggs, mix in some sugaaaah and fold in the flour. BAM! Done. Well in this case add some cookie butttah. Or try my Nutella Lava Cakes made with Frangelico, since who doesn’t love Frangelico!

 

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Anyways this was a natural choice on a weeknight when I was craving something sweet. I also love lava cakes since you can make the batter and fill the ramekins up to a day in advance. Just wrap them in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge. That’s how I got these purrrrty photos in the day light, since when I made them it was 9:30pm!

 

Cookie Butter Lava Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 Ramekins

Ingredients

  • 2oz Semi Sweet Chocolate ( I use Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars)
  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Cookie Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F if baking right away. Grease two ramekins, set aside. ( I used two 4 inch diameter, 11 oz capacity ramekins)
  2. In a microwave safe bowl break the semi sweet chocolate into chunks and add butter. Cook for 30 second increments, only 1 or 2 sessions should be fine. Whisk the chocolate and butter together in between increments. Once butter is fully melted chocolate should melt quickly.
  3. In a larger bowl add the chocolate mixture and mix in egg and yolks, stirring to combine. Then mix in powdered sugar and finally mix in the flour, just until white streaks disappear.
  4. Pour 1/4 of batter into each ramekin. Top with 2 tbsp of Cookie Butter and pour 1/4 of batter on top of the Cookie Butter, covering it. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes, until the cake looks set.
  5. Let cake cool for 5 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the cake and invert on to a serving plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
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Naturally I made one for my beautiful sissy, we devoured this one in all of 2.5 seconds!

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Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Tart lemon and juicy blueberries make this loaf cake delicious, top it with a lemon glaze and good luck putting the fork down! 

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Do you have a lemon tree? If you don’t go plant one now! Seriously one of the best investments. Especially here in So Cal when we have sunny weather pretty much year round.

 

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I love being able to go pick a fresh lemon for my morning hot tea or when I feel like whipping up some lemon loaf.

Like I did here in this Blueberry Lemon Loaf.

 

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Guys, I think this is one of my all time top 10 recipes.  The lemon glaze is just drinkable and then the lemon cake. Ugh yes, I am all about it.

So were my sisters. Katherine “Literally I could have eaten the whole cake in one sitting” Lydia “Where is the rest of that cake, why would you take it away from me?!”

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The loaf cake is moist, soft and the juicy blueberries add to every bite. I prefer to keep this cake in the fridge and eat it chilled. Trust me do it. So darn tasty.

 

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My mom even found the loaf cake in the fridge and clearly there were fork marks all over it so she decided to eat some to clean it up so you couldn’t see anymore fork marks.

 

When someone leaves a fork inside the container you know its good because clearly every time you walk past the fridge you need a bite.

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Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Ingredients

    Loaf Cake
  • 1 1/2 cup ap flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 heaping tbsp lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon rind

Instructions

    Loaf Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of an electric mixer combine sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix in lemon rind and juice. Fold in dry mixture. Then fold in greek yogurt, then gently fold in blueberries. I like to reserve a few blueberries and press them into the top of the cake.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Lemon Glaze
  6. While cake is cooling prepare lemon glaze. In a bowl combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind, and splash of milk. Drizzle on top of cake. Store cake in an air tight container in fridge.
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Goat Cheese Chive & Sun Dried Tomato Scones

Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Chives make these savory Scones irresistible. Perfect for breakfast or lunch, or to snack on. You won’t be able to put these Goat Cheese Scones down. 

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Growing up in an English family there were certain things we ate that my friends were confused by. We used to eat things like

Heinz baked beans and English Cheddar quesadillas

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Butter Sandwiches

Shortbread

Egg and Chips

Jam Sponge and Custard

No mayo, butter only sandwiches

Beans on toast

Shredded cheese and ketchup sandwiches or shredded cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches

Chilli wasn’t topped with sour cream, chives and cheese we ate chilli over rice.

Scones not biscuits

Just to name a few

 

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Scones were something my mom always made, I guess kind of like an American mom would make cookies my mom made scones or shortbread.

 

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Scones are one of my favorite things, warm fresh out of the oven especially. Add some jam and cream and your set. Chocolate Orange Scones are my favorite sweet ones.

 

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Well it wasn’t until recently that I thought about my true love, goat cheese, and scones. Why not put them together?

Well, I did, and the result was magical. Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Chives all wrapped in a delicious scone. Don’t mind if I do!

 

Goat Cheese Chive & Sun Dried Tomato Scones

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes

Yield: 13 2-inch scones

Serving Size: 2 inch cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 8oz All Purpose Flour
  • 2oz Unsalted Butter, cut into chunks and chilled
  • 1 1/2 oz milk
  • 1 1/2 oz cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 oz chives, chopped
  • 1 oz sun dried tomatoes, chopped (if using the jarred sun dried tomatoes pat off the excess oil)
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled and chilled
  • 1 egg and a little water for an egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchement paper.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour and mix in the chilled butter. You want to rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips. Do this for about 5 minutes or so, so that the mixture looks like bread crumbs and there are no more large chunks of butter.
  3. In a small bowl add milk, cream and egg, whisk to combine. Add this mixture to the dry mixture, mix until just combined. Fold in the chives and sun dried tomatoes. Then fold in goat cheese, knead the mixture into a disc about 3/4 inch thick. You can cut them into triangles or you can use a cookie cutter/ biscuit cutter. I used a 2 inch round cutter and made 13 scones.
  4. Place scones on baking sheet, 9 at a time.
  5. In a small bowl mix together the egg and a little water. Using a pastry brush, brush each scone with the egg wash.
  6. Bake scones for 12-14 minutes, turning the tray around after 8 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes on tray and then store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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Nutella Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite cookie dough is stuffed with a scoop of Nutella and sprinkled with Sea Salt to make an extra large special cookie. Nutella Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies will be your new favorite.

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One of my favorite cookies on the blog are these Cookie Butter Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies…I posted them a long time ago. Why on earth has it taken me this long to try a Nutella version? Sometimes I wonder what goes on in my head!!
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I am happy to say stuffing my new favorite cookie recipe with Nutella and topping them with sea salt was a clear winner!

 

The richness of the Nutella oozing out of the middle is topped off with the sea salt. And sea salt on anything with chocolate is bomb diggity!

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Have you ever put sea salt on your cookies? If you haven’t I suggest you try it, it adds that little something extra. Just like Elle Woods does in Legally Blonde when turning in her paper with a spritz of perfume. You just can’t stop eating a cookie when it has that little extra something.
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One of my favorite things about this recipe is that in these cookies you can taste the butter. If you’re going to be starting something off with lots of butter I better damn well taste it!

Some recipes its like the taste of butter disappears, not in these cookies.
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These are large cookies though, I take what I would normally serve as one cookie and make that the base, flatten it out to a disc and fill with Nutella. Then top with another cookie slightly flattened out, pinch the sides together and roll into a ball. This recipe makes about 14- 16 large cookies of course you could make them smaller but something about adding Nutella and sea salt to a cookie makes it extra special and let’s be honest extra special cookies are never small. Bigger is better, when it comes to cookies!

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Nutella Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 15- 16 Large Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy and the color has lightened. About 3-5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and milk powder.
  3. When the butter/sugar mixture has lightened add the eggs one at a time beating on medium speed. Add vanilla and beat mixture for another 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture and as the dry mixture is half mixed in add the chocolate.
  5. Using a medium (2 T) cooke scoop, scoop the batter into balls on a parchment lined baking sheet or plastic container. Once you have scooped the cookies sprinkle sea salt on top and slightly press into the dough. Chill the cookies for at least 2 hours.
  6. Once dough is chilled take one ball of dough and flatten to a disc shape. Add a teaspoon of Nutella and use another cookie, flattened, to cover the Nutella and seal the cookie edges together.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F and place cookies on a silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown on the edges and set in the center. Sprinkle more sea salt on top if desired.
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Nutella Banana Raspberry Puffs

Nutella, Bananas and Raspberries are wrapped inside puff pastry, brushed with an egg wash and baked till golden brown. These Nutella Banana Raspberry Puffs are a lush breakfast or topped with ice cream a scrumptious dessert! 

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Sometimes you want something, but you don’t want to put in the effort. You know that’s why things like pre packaged cookie dough are so popular. And well pre packaged puff pastry as well. Let’s be honest who has the time to make home made puff pastry, I sure as hell don’t!

And the pre packed stuff is damn good!

And you can make a to die for breakfast dessert with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

  • Nutella
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Frozen Puff Pastry
  • Egg

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These are perfect for a Sunday morning treat or a weeknight dessert.

They take all of 5 minutes to make. Roll you pastry out cut the pastry into roughly 2 1/2 inch X 2 1/2 inch squares. Add a heaping teaspoon of Nutella top with bananas and raspberries. Pinch together in a square, brush with an egg wash and bake at 400F for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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If that isn’t simple, I don’t know what is.

And there is really nothing like warm pastry, I swear whether its on a Chicken Pot Pie or an Apple Turnover I can murder pastry. Like it’s not good. Slight obsession with the stuff.
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Perfect ending to a home made Valentines Dinner!

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Nutella Banana Raspberry Puffs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry, thawed.
  • 1 Banana, sliced
  • 9 Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Serve with Vanilla Ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a cookie sheet with a silpat liner.
  2. Roll your puff pastry out to be a bit thinner than it comes. Cut into 2 1/2- 3 inch squares. Top with a heaping tablespoon of Nutella, add two slices of banana and one raspberry. Fold the pastry together, by bringing in each 4 sides to the center and then pinching the sides together. Set on baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl crack one egg and whisk together. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash all over each pastry.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Optional serve with vanilla ice cream.
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Nutella Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake is taken to the next level by adding Nutella. This Nutella Lava Cake will be your go to dessert for dinner parties or Monday nights  😉 
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I love having dinner parties. Something about cooking for people makes me so happy. And when you’re having a dinner party you can eat the extra slice of garlic bread or cake, heck both! So basically a dinner party is an excuse for me to pig out, and pigging out on home made fresh food is my all time favorite.

 

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To have a successful dinner party you need good time management skills. You’ve got multiple dishes or parts of one dish going at a time. So I always love to have at least one dish a make a head dish. This Nutella Lava Cake is perfect for that.

 

You can make the batter, pour them into the ramekins, wrap in plastic and store in fridge before ready to bake. And since they only take around 15 minutes to bake its a quick dessert. It’s also a WOW dessert. Because who doesn’t love oozing Nutella ? Yeah, no one.

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And the second amazing part to this recipe is that it takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. All you do is melt the butter and chocolate together, mix in Frangelico, powdered sugar, egg & yolk and lastly flour. Pour 1/4 of the batter into each ramekin add a large scoop of Nutella and divide the remaining batter between the two ramekins to cover the Nutella.

You could leave out the Frangelico but I think its’s nice to add booze to anything I can 😉

Vanilla extract would be a perfect swap for the Frangelico. But hazelnut liqueur in a Nutella Lava Cake is just meant to be!

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( I mean look at that photo, scrumpdidlieumptious)

Nutella Lava Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings ( Double recipe for 4, Triple for 6...etc)

Serving Size: 1 ramekin

Ingredients

  • 2oz Semi Sweet Chocolate ( I use Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars)
  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Nutella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F if baking right away. Grease two ramekins, set aside. ( I used two 4 inch diameter, 11 oz capacity ramekins)
  2. In a microwave safe bowl break the semi sweet chocolate into chunks and add butter. Cook for 30 second increments, only 1 or 2 sessions should be fine. Whisk the chocolate and butter together in between increments. Once butter is fully melted chocolate should melt quickly.
  3. In a larger bowl add the chocolate mixture and mix in the Frangelico. Add in egg and yolks, stirring to combine. Then mix in powdered sugar and finally mix in the flour, just until white streaks disappear.
  4. Pour 1/4 of batter into each ramekin. Top with 2 tbsp of Nutella and pour 1/4 of batter on top of the Nutella, covering it. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes, until the cake looks set.
  5. Let cake cool for 5 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the cake and invert on to a serving plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
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