I can’t believe it’s September already! Christmas is just around the corner… Back in July, I was so excited for blueberry season that I probably devoured 5lbs a week or so. I popped them like candy! Then after two weeks I slowly got sick of them but there were a lot of blueberries left so I decided to turn it into a blueberry crisp!
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Sharing another lazy girl recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction! My parents recently bought some almond butter and we’ve actually never tried it before. I don’t think I like it as much as peanut butter or maybe it was just the brand we bought? It’s the Kirkland brand from Costco. It just wasn’t as smooth as the peanut butter we have. However, I realized that the almond butter could be turned into cookies! Specifically, flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookies.
All you need for this recipe is egg, almond butter, brown sugar, baking soda and chocolate chips. You can mix everything together in 1 bowl and no equipment is required! I like my cookies really soft and these were perfect! They also tasted good several days later. Probably because they’re full of butter haha I baked mine for about 8 mins because they looked pretty small. I think another minute or two wouldn’t have hurt though, it’d just be a bit crunchier.
So if you have any extra nut butter lying around, try turning it into cookies!
PS. the almond butter I got needs to be refrigerated. We did not know that for a few days! Oops!
I haven’t blogged about anything I’ve baked in a while! Since it’s fall, I decided it’s time to whip up some pumpkin themed goodies! I’ve actually never made anything with pumpkin before so this was my first time! I had some carrot cake mix at home and I came across a super easy recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake to try.
I have no idea where people get the 15oz cans of pumpkin puree. The cans I found were huge and around 750ml? I just saved the rest and put it in the fridge. I actually halved the recipe since my family is not big on baked goods and I’ll end up eating everything myself!
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I’ve been meaning to make shortbread cookies for a while and I finally got around to it. I even added some matcha powder to make them more special =D
To make these buttery cookies, you only need 4 ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, flour and matcha powder. I rolled the dough into a log and then just cut them up into circles since I was too lazy to use a cookie cutter. Also, my cookies were pretty small so I ended up baking them for 8 mins only and the bottom was still slightly burnt already =( The recipe says to bake for 16-18 mins but I’ve learned long ago to always bake less than what they say!
Check out the recipe I used from The Comfort of Cooking. The recipe is just for regular shortbread cookies but I added two tablespoons of matcha powder to mine.
I bought three boxes of cake mix last year when they were on sale at PriceSmart and then I never felt like making cake after. I just wanted cookies … good thing there are recipes for cake mix cookies! Last month I made some gooey butter cookies and this time I turned my Devil’s Food Cake into some chocolatey and moist cookies!
All you need to do is get a box of cake mix of your choice, 1/2 cup of butter and 2 eggs and beat everything together! It really doesn’t get any easier than that. Then you just spoon it onto your cookie sheet. The batter is very sticky and spreads a lot so I came out with larger than expected cookies.
When they came out of the oven they were very soft and cake-like. After they cooled down though they were more chewy and still moist. I noticed some recipes used oil instead of butter but I think that makes it less chewy. My cookies were big so I baked them for 12-13mins instead of 10mins. I ended up with 21 cookies but could’ve had more if they were a bit smaller.
Check out the recipe here.
By the way, the cake mix brand I always use is Betty Crocker in case you were wondering.
As usual, I have another lazy baking recipe that I’ve just tried for the holidays. They were a big hit in my house though! They’re called gooey butter cookies and they’re made with cake mix! It’s super easy! All you need is a package of cake mix (I used butter pecan), 1/2 cup butter, 8oz of cream cheese and 1 egg.
The batter ends up being VERY sticky. That is why you need to chill it and then roll it in powdered sugar before baking! It’s kind of like rolling in flour but instead you are using powdered sugar.
Tada! Here is the final product! The recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies and I ended up with 25 cookies actually. Mine also seemed a lot bigger than the ones from the recipe so I had to bake mine slightly longer (about 12-13 mins instead of 10mins) because the top parts just didn’t look cooked enough to me. The bottoms were a tad more brown than I would’ve liked though so maybe a flatter smaller cookie would work better.
Also you can use any flavour of cake mix you want for your cookies! The cookies were soft and gooey as advertised. It felt like they were slighty under-cooked though so you have to decide between how “gooey” you want them to be… They solidified a bit more the next day though.
Check out the super easy recipe here!
It was a lazy Sunday and it felt like it was time to bake something. I’m a lazy baker though so I was looking for some easy and fast cookies and I found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies made with oil and no mixer! Sounds like a lot less clean up already!
I wasn’t planning on blogging about it but it turned out surprisingly well so I had to talk about it. Basically since you don’t need to beat the butter and sugar, you just need to mix all your dry ingredients together and all your wet ingredients together and then combine them. No mixer necessary! I just don’t like dragging mine out and then cleaning it after.
I don’t make chocolate chip cookies that much but it seemed like they didn’t flatten out as much and weren’t as chewy? It was thicker and still moist though. Also, it took me less than an hour to make them and clean up too! Usually it takes me way longer.
They were a bit harder the next day but not bad so I should figure out how to make them chewier…
Find the recipe here if you need chocolate chip cookies in a pinch and you don’t have butter on hand. The recipe does have rave reviews! I halved the recipes to make 12 cookies but ended up with 15.
Last week my friend make cheesecake cups and I traded her some plums from my tree for some cheesecake cups (yay bartering?) and they turned out to be delicious! Moreover, the recipe is SUPER easy and I suck at baking so if I think it’s easy it must be easy!
All you need are 3 easy ingredients: cream cheese, sugar and eggs. Then you just mix it all together and pour it over the Oreo and bake! Voila! Above is what they look like after they’ve come out of the oven. Mine had some cracks but after they cool they sink down a bit so it’s not as noticeable. Or you can just put whipped cream over it and make it look pretty ;)
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I don’t think I’ve ever baked as much as I did last month! I was just feeling festive and extra motivated to bake. BRING ON THE CALORIES!
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. These turned out really well! Buttery but also sweet and slightly tart. Yum! The recipe was super easy too. You can find it here.
I also bought some gingerbread men cookie cutters recently! Instead of making gingerbread cookies though I made chocolate sugar cookies instead. They were not sugary at all.. I would adjust the recipe and double the amount of sugar. Also I’m not sure why but my cookies were quite hard. Not stale hard but not soft and chewy like I expected. Especially since I made the shortbread cookies the week before. I ended up adding some icing after which helped a bit. Here’s the recipe.
Also, I made Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread! It wasn’t as moist as I wanted to be after the first day but it was not bad. There was still lots of banana flavour, crunchiness from the nuts and chocolate. I think I would cream the butter and sugar better next time maybe that will help. Or take it out of the oven a few mins earlier. It takes an hour and ten mins to bake. Also I’d add more chocolate chips and less walnuts ;) Recipe courtesy of Foodwishes! The finished product did look quite similar to Chef John’s!
Happy New Year everyone!
Hello I’m back! I was travelling in HK and Beijing for two weeks and now it’s time to get back to food blogging! I have a bit of a backlog going on here and whoa WordPress looks different!
I was rather obsessed with lemony baked goods before and I still probably am so I tried to make lemon cookies and they were quite successful! By my very low standards they tasted pretty good with hints of lemon. For some reason they were really soft though and they still tasted good after 4 days. They seemed a bit flat though so maybe I over mixed it?
Here is the link to the lemon cookies recipe if you’re interested! I made 16 rather large cookies. :)