Snickers Cookies

So what does one do when they have found an awesome base recipe? They experiment and make more cookies with different things.

Amy from http://www.shecookssheeats.co.uk suggested that making Snickers Cookies using her base cookie recipe was a great idea. I personally have never been a fan of Snickers and never thought about baking the cookies with Snickers. But after cooking so many batches of the same old boring Mars Bar Cookie, my Brother in Law said he would like to try Snickers Cookies.

Once again I used the base cookie recipe and a whole bag of Snickers Chocolate.

The outcome was a delicious batch of Snickers Cookies. I did not try any, but my Brother in Law said they tasted great. My Brother in Law said the Snickers worked well in the cookie.

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I really liked the look of the Snickers oozing out of the cookie. It looked so good, that I almost wanted to try one.

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I am already compiling a list of what chocolate I can add next. The options are endless. I am so excited!!

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Bounty Cookies

Honestly, I do not know why I even bother buying cook books. I have at least 30 cook books and most of them are still in their plastic or have never been read. Most of my favourite recipes have been found on the Internet.

One of my new favourite recipes that I found on the Internet is the cookies recipe on the website http://www.shecookssheeats.co.uk/2012/11/mars-bar-cookies.html . I love Amy’s cookie base recipe and how she explained that you can pretty much add a variety of different chocolates to the cookie recipe. The recipe is so simple and delicious. I am so obsessed with this recipe!

Today I thought that I would take a break from the usual Mars Bar cookie recipe and instead I would add Bounty Chocolate to the base cookie recipe. I must admit that I was very sceptical about using Bounty Chocolate in this recipe, but I decided that I had to give it a go. I was also easily persuaded because Woolworths had Bounty Chocolate at $2.50 a bag and I love coconut.

I started off by using the base cookie recipe. This time I put 50 grams less condensed milk and 25 grams less sugar. I then added nearly a whole bag of Bounty Chocolate. I probably could have added more Bounty Chocolate, but I wanted to be cautious.  I also decided to use kitchen scissors rather than a knife to cut up the Bounty Chocolate.

Seventeen or so delicious minutes later, my Bounty Cookies were ready! The Bounty Cookies smelt so delicious, it was so hard to wait for them to cool down.

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When the Bounty Cookies were cooled down, I cautiously took a bite of the cookie. The Bounty Cookie tasted absolutely delicious! The combination worked so well. I really loved the coconut within the cookie. The coconut part was moist and the chocolate part was divine. Three cookies later and I was addicted.

I am so excited that this cookie experiment worked well, I cannot wait to try a new chocolate bar to add to the base cookie recipe.

The cookie base recipe can be found on this website:

http://www.shecookssheeats.co.uk/2012/11/mars-bar-cookies.html

Mars Bar Cookies

This week has been one of the worst weeks at work. To cure my woes, I thought that a good over dose of chocolate was needed. I  actually ended up eating so much chocolate, that I cannot remember how much I ate. I think I was in a chocolate coma. Whilst in my post chocolate coma slump, I had the revelation to bake Mars Bar Cookies.

As usual, lazy me Googled a recipe for Mars Bar Cookies and I chose the easiest recipe I could find.

I found the recipe for Mars Bar Cookies on the website She Cooks She Eats. The recipe was so easy to follow.

The only problem that I found when making these cookies, was trying not to eat the Mars Bar Chocolates when I was chopping them up. Luckily I came to my senses and stopped eating them.

Seventeen minutes later and my Mars Bar Cookies were baked. They smelt divine!

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When they cooled down, I ate one. They were so delicious. The Mars Bar Cookies tasted so rich and decadent.

I loved the look of how the Mars Bar melted into the cookie. The  Mars Bar gave the cookies a sticky, crunchy and rich taste sensation. I was in heaven!

I decided that the next time I will bake them, I may put less condensed milk and sugar. I also will try not to get distracted and not to burn the last batch of cookies.

I think I have found a new cookie recipe to obsess over.

Mars Bar Cookie recipe can be found here:

She cook she eats Mars Bar Cookies

Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream Icing

When I feel stressed after a long day at work, I bake. I love baking and find it so relaxing. The only problem is the mess afterwards. Times like this I wish I could wiggle my nose and the mess would instantly disappear. Last week as part of my baking therapy, I decided to experiment with Green Tea Matcha Powder.

I originally started using Green Tea Matcha Powder just to add to Vanilla ice cream. My friend said it was a good way for us lazy people to make Green Tea ice cream. This time I thought I would use the Green Tea Matcha Powder to make cupcakes. To be honest, I had no idea how much powder to add. After two attempts, I finally got the consistency right.

To start off the recipe, I used my good old faithful base recipe and then added the Green Tea Matcha Powder. It was actually quite easy to make. I did Google other recipes, but I found them to be too complex. When it comes to baking I like to keep it simple.

For the icing I used my base recipe and then added Green Tea Matcha Powder until I felt the consistency was correct.

The Green Tea Cupcakes ended up tasting really delicious. They were very fluffy and moist inside and I think the reason for this is the baking at low temperatures and the use of my favourite baking ingredient, Buttermilk. I really loved how the Green Tea Buttercream Icing balanced out the flavours and tasted milky and smooth.

The Green Tea Cupcakes were a real hit at work. I received so much praise from my “work food critics” ,which made me feel so happy.

 

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I think this new recipe Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream Icing is my new favourite cupcake recipe to bake.

Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream Icing Recipe

  • 100gms of Butter
    3/4 cup of Caster Sugar
    1 and 3/4 cups of Sifted Self Raising Flour
    1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
    1 Egg
    1 cup of Buttermilk
    2 Tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder. (you can add more for a richer taste)
    Method:

    Preheat fan forced oven to 150 degrees Celsius
    Melt Butter in the microwave for 35 seconds.
    Add Caster Sugar and mix the ingredients thoroughly together with a wooden spoon.
    Add Vanilla Essence and Egg and mix the ingredients together.
    Add sifted Self Raising Flour, Buttermilk and 2 Tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder.
    Mix combined ingredients together.
    Put ¾ of the mixture into cupcake cases
    Bake cupcakes for 15-20 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.
    Icing:

    125gms Butter (a room temperature or melted in the microwave for 30 seconds)
    1 and 1/2 cups of sifted Icing Sugar Mixture
    1  tbs of Milk (depending on how smooth you want the icing to be)
    1-2 tbs of Green Tea Matcha Powder
    Mix the Butter and sifted Icing Sugar mixture together. Add milk and then mix on low speed with a mixer. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder. mix the ingredients together on low speed with a mixer.

    See how easy that recipe was?