Posts Tagged ‘ chocolate ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Bread If there’s anything that makes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant happy, it’s adding chocolate chips to everything: there are no muffins, pancakes or quick breads that are safe from his tinkering. Personally, I think it’s genius. This recipe is no exception. We took a basic family quick bread recipe and added half […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Toffee Coconut Chocolate Cookies

I had a bag of toffee chips in the pantry, but didn’t want to make the standard über-sweet recipe on the side of the bag. I scouted the rest of the pantry for remnants from other recipes: coconut, semisweet chips, white chips. Hmm, this might have potential. As it turns out, I completely oversoftened (melted) […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’ll recognize this recipe from last year: same basic idea, same basic recipe. But for our second batch, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant skipped the Andes and went straight for the big guns: Trader Joe’s miniature peanut butter cups used as chips in a a slightly modified version Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh yes. Really. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo S’mores Cake

S’mores Birthday Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting The Tiny Kitchen Assistant and The Husband share a birthday week. This means that the Assistant gets very, very excited about Daddy’s birthday (“Daddy’s birthday is coming soooooooonnnn!”) because it means that there are only four more days until his birthday. This year, his enthusiasm runneth over. With […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Bar Cookies

This is my variation on the classic Quaker oatmeal cookie. I make it as a bar because it’s easier to bake one batch than shuffle trays in and out of the oven. This year, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant and I, unable to decide whether to go with Cranberry White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Macadamia, opted […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those who know my Tiny Kitchen Assistant know of his love of all things mint chocolate, from the mint chocolate chip muffins that he came up with as a preschooler to the bright green ice cream from Marianne’s in Santa Cruz. So when he said, “Hey, I have an idea for a really good cookie!” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Toaster Oven S’mores

S’mores are yummy, but it’s a rare day where we’ve actually cooked something over the coals. I decided to work with what I had, wing it, and see if I could do an indoor version. Turns out that the answer is yes! I tried it a few different ways, including adding the chocolate during the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chocolate Coconut Pinwheels

I can credit (or curse) my friend Nancy — yes, the same Nancy of ginger cookie fame — for this recipe. It’s been living in my cookie binder, carefully sheathed in plastic, since my first cookie baking extravaganza in 2000. It’s a printout from an unknown listserv, posted by jazziebelle048 (thanks, jazzie!) Around here, they’re […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quick Dessert: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Sometimes you need a quick dessert that doesn’t look like you just went to Safeway and bought the $2.99 box of chocolate chip cookies. Behold: chocolate-covered strawberries. I’ve never known anyone that wasn’t impressed by them. Why use the store-bought stuff instead of melting your own chocolate at home? The packaged stuff contains mysterious ingredients […] Read More