Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

July 24, 2014 AT 11:28 am 4 Comments

Hi everybody~ it’s Ruthie from Cooking with Ruthie, and I’m so happy to be visiting with y’all again.

Today, I’ve brought one of our favorite cookie recipes… Peanut Butter Cookies but they’re even tastier all dressed up with some mouth-watering milk chocolate on them.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are going to

put a smile on everybody’s lips that eats one :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1/2 C peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 C milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • sheet of parchment paper
  • 1/4 C peanut butter chips, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat half sheet pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream shortening and peanut butter, add sugars; mix until smooth.
  4. Add egg; mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients all at once; mix just until incorporated.
  6. Scoop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pan, cross mark with a fork.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Cool on rack.
  9. Put chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, add oil, microwave for 15 seconds, stir well.
  10. Microwave another 15 seconds, stir until smooth.
  11. Repeat a third time if needed.
  12. Using a sppon to assist- coat half of each cookie with chocolate, set on parchment paper and sprinkle with chopped peanut butter chips for garnish.
  13. Allow to cool to set.
  14. Enjoy!
 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com

 

Summer is flying by and it’s hard to believe it’s already almost the end of July! I hope your summer is going well and you’re enjoying lots of fun with family and friends.

Here are a couple of yummy summer recipe ideas…

BBQ Pineapple Meatball Skewers by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

BBQ Pineapple Meatball Skewers

Heirloom Tomatoes Caprese Kabobs by www.cookingwithruthie.com

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Kabobs

Strawberries and Cream Baked Donuts by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Strawberries and Cream Baked Donuts

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks getting my blog all spiffed up with fresh new look… I’d love have you come on over and check ‘er out sometime at www.cookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Happy Cooking!

Ruthie from www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

xoxo~ Ruthie

 


 


Mini S’more Treats

June 26, 2014 AT 8:18 am Leave a Comment

Hi to all my friends at Beneath my Heart!

It’s Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie and I’m SO happy to be visiting again today.

I’m SO excited that summer’s finally here. Yippee!!

Mini S'more Treats by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I ran into these Keebler Mini Fudge Stripe Cookies at the grocery store and thought they were SO stinking cute that I just had to buy them!

Next, I had to figure out a fun way to eat them :)

Mini S’more Bites are what came of it… can I tell you I ate nearly everyone. Seriously!

 

Mini S’more Treats
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 (3oz) Keebler Mini Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • 18 mini marshmallows
  • 18 decorative toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Thread one cookie on toothpick and then put marshmallow on tip.
  2. Using a taper candle or flame torch lighter, roast marshmallow.
  3. Place second cookie onto bottom and press marshmallow between both cookies.
  4. Set on serving plate and repeat.
  5. Or enjoy them as you make them :)
 

 

Mini S'more Treats by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

These little guys are a fun activity to make and eat with the kiddos! Much easier than roasting over an open fire but all the same flavor :)

Here are a couple of other delicious summer recipes you might enjoy too…

Homemade Strawberry Pie by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Homemade Strawberry Pie

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Grilled Lime Salmon by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Grilled Lime Salmon

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Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Kabobs by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

I hope you enjoy a wonderful summer with family and friends AND lots and lots of fun in the sun.

I’d be love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Happy Cooking!

 

Ruthie from www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

xoxo~ Ruthie

 

 


 


Cinnamon Peach Smoothie {with Essential Oils}

June 1, 2014 AT 2:19 pm 2 Comments

Hey Friends!

Happy Monday to ya!

I am so excited to be participating in the “Essentially Summer” Series today!  If you are visiting me from Darlene’s fabulous blog, Fieldstone Hill, WELCOME!!

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 I am joining with other bloggers this week to bring you 35 delicious recipes that can be made with Young Living Essential Oils.

Today, we are sharing beverages.  The rest of the week looks like this:

Tuesday:  Appetizers

Wednesday:  Salads and Side Dishes

Thursday:  Main Dishes

Friday:  Desserts

To see a run down of the whole series,  visit Myra at My Blessed Life.

 

Now, here is the delicious drink that I created with Young Living Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

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This recipes is so simple, so clean, so healthy, and soooo delicious.

All you have to do is blend plain greek yogurt, frozen peaches, cinnamon bark oil, stevia, and vanilla (optional) together in a blender.  It is such a quick and yummy treat.

If you want to use fresh, not frozen, peaches, you will want to add some ice cubes to your blender to give it a “smoothie” texture.

Here is some information about the health benefits of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil.

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If you want to try this recipes for yourself, you can print the recipe card below.

Cinnamon Peach Smoothie
Serves 1
An all natural fruit smoothie with cinnamon bark essential oil.
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Prep Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  2. 3/4 cup Frozen Peaches
  3. 1-2 drops of Young Living Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  4. 4-5 drops of liquid Stevia
  5. A few drops of vanilla (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
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Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for your family with therapeutic grade essential oils?

The time is now!

Click HERE to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Essentially Summer” blog recipe series! :)

Next up in the series is Michelle from My Two Seasons.  She is sharing a Refreshing Citrus and Strawberry Infused Water recipe.  Click HERE to view her post.

If you missed any of the other days, here is a list of the recipes shared so far…

Here’s the awesome line up…

Monday – Drinks

Tuesday – Appetizers

Wednesday – Salads & Side Dishes

Thursday – Main Dishes

  • Meatloaf – Paleo & Gluten Free
  • Black Pepper Burgers
  • Shrimp & Pepper Salad Stuffed Pitas
  • Black Pepper Lemon Grilled Chicken
  • Lime Cilantro Chicken Tacos
  • Roast Chicken
  • Veggie Lasagna

Friday – Desserts

  • Lemon Cupcakes
  • Paleo Key Lime Cheesecake {GF, GF, DF}
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Essential Oil Pops
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
  • Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
  • Lemon Blueberry Muffins

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


 


Cherry BBQ Beef Sliders

May 22, 2014 AT 8:53 am 2 Comments

Good morning to all my friends at Beneath my Heart!

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie I’m so happy to be here sharing a delightful recipe with y’all.

I don’t know about where you live but in my neck of the woods, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to warm up! It’s time for back yard get togethers and some fun in the sun.

These Cherry BBQ Beef Sliders will totally be a crowd-pleaser this summer!

Cherry BBQ Beef Slider by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

 

Cherry BBQ Beef Sliders

Recipe Type: Main
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 C beef broth
  • 3/4 C dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 C cherry preserves
  • 1 C bbq sauce (I like sweet baby rays)
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 springs of fresh thyme
  • 2 lbs thinly sliced beef (i used mongolian sliced)
  • 12 pretzel slider rolls

Instructions:

  1. Coat slow cooker insert with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat on high.
  3. Heat saute pan over medium high heat, add oil, add onions; cook 2-3 minutes, stirring until onions are browned and aromatic.
  4. Put onion in slow cooker, deglaze pan by pouring beef broth into pan, cooke 2 minutes while stirring to scape up flavor bits from bottom of pan.
  5. Pour into slow cooker.
  6. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.
  7. Cook high 3 hours, low 6 hours.
  8. Before serving, shred beef with 2 forks, stir.
  9. Serve on buns with additional BBQ sauce if desired.
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

Cherry BBQ Beef Slider by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

I can’t get enough of these Cherry BBQ Beef Sliders… I’m completely in love with dried cherries! Mmmmm hmmm. Love them :)

Here’s a little look at some of the other yummy cooking coming out of my kitchen…

 

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Gooey-licious Caramel Corn by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Gooey-licious Caramel Corn

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

 

Thank you for having me today… I always look forward to coming to visit with y’all.

I’d love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest,Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Happy Cooking!

xoxo~ Ruthie


 


Triple Berry Banana Bread

April 24, 2014 AT 8:58 am 6 Comments

Good morning to all my friends at Beneath My Heart.

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m thrilled to be here to share another fabulous recipe with y’all!

I was overweight 14 years ago, (read my weight loss story here) and I lost 95 pounds over a 4 year period. I’ve kept it off by making healthy changes to my lifestyle and a big part of that was healthier techniques in my cooking. This recipe has some of my favorite reduce calories/fat tricks in it.

A couple of things I like to do are: replace 80% of the oil or butter with fat-free greek yogurt, replace one egg yolk with 2 egg whites (which reduces the fat by 4.5 grams and cholesterol by 184 milligrams). I also replaced almost half of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour which bumps up the nutrition value. You’ll never be able to taste any of these healthier changes but your waistline will definitely thank you :)

Triple Berry Banana Bread

is packed with delicious-good-for-you-ingredients!

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread

Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Ingredients:
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 C mashed overripe banana (appox 5 banana)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 C fat-free vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C low-fat milk
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 whole, 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C mixed fresh berries (I used blueberry, sliced strawberries, sliced in half blackberries)
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado raw sugar, divided
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Take 2- 9×5 loaf pans and coat with cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flours, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In another mixing bowl combine mashed bananas, yogurt, milk, oil, eggs, vanilla; mix.
  7. Pour into dry ingredient well, stir until 80% incorporated.
  8. Add berries, gently stir to combine.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  10. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar.
  11. Bake 60-75 minutes until toothpick inserted in center removes clean.
  12. Remove to cooling racks, cool in pans for 15 minutes, turn out bread and complete cooling on racks.
  13. Slice and Serve!

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I hope that this Triple Berry Banana Bread

will be a deliciously new way to use up your next over-ripe banana’s!

Here are a couple of other creative banana recipes you’ll also enjoy…

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies

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Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Baked Banana Bread with Browned Butter Glaze

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Banana Bread Pancakes by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Banana Bread Pancakes

I love to make all kinds of yummy Banana Recipes and I hope you’ll enjoy making and tasting some of them too!

I’d love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me onPinterest,Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

xoxo~ Ruthie

 


 


Spring Rice Krispie Treat

March 27, 2014 AT 2:07 am 1 Comment

Good morning to everybody at Beneath my Heart

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m excited to share a quick and super yummy treat with y’all this month!

Spring Rice Krispie Treats is a classic recipe

with a bit of a chocolate twist added to it :)

We all need a little chocolate love now and again- right?!

 

Spring Rice Krispie Treats by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Spring Rice Krispie Treats

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 (16oz) package mini marshmallows
  • 8 C rice krispie cereal
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Coat 15×10 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large plastic microwaveable bowl place butter and mini marshmallows, microwave 1 minute, stir, microwave 30 seconds, stir well.
  4. If not completely melted microwave 15 seconds more.
  5. Stir in half rice krispies; mix well.
  6. Stir in remaining rice krispies; mix until well coated.
  7. Pour into baking dish, lightly wet hand with water and press flat into pan.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Invert onto cutting board or piece of parchment paper and give it a giggle to remove treats.
  10. In a small microwave dish melt white chocolate for 30 seconds, stir well, microwave 15 seconds more, stir until smooth.
  11. Place 2 Tbsp chocolate into 2 small bowls and add 1 drop of food color into each bowl.
  12. Mix well until evenly colored.
  13. Set aside.
  14. Evenly spread white chocolate over top of krispie treats.
  15. Using a fork; drizzle first colored chocolate back and forth across white chocolate.
  16. Repeat with second colored chocolate.
  17. Work quickly so it won’t set.
  18. Allow to cool, cut with a knife into squares.
  19. Enjoy!

 

 

Spring Rice Krispie Treats by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Our family loves this Rice Krispie Treat recipe! It’s SO quick and easy but extra festive when they get all fancied up with a little bit of chocolate.

Spring Rice Krispie Treats will bring a smile to every face that tastes them :)

Here are a couple of other fun Spring-time treats that you’ll enjoy baking and eating too:

Cadbury Chocolate Chip Cookies by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Cadbury Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spring Rice Krispie Treat Nests by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Spring Rice Krispie Treat Nests

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Thank you so much for letting me come and visit each month… I just love Miss Traci to pieces and I’m so grateful she lets me come to share some of the yummy cooking that comes out of my kitchen with all of you.

I’d love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest,Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Happy Spring and Happy Cooking!
xoxo~ Ruthie

Ruthie Knudsen
Author/Owner/Creative Mind
www.whatscookingwithruthie.com


 


Traci’s Buzzer Beater Brownie Sundaes!

March 10, 2014 AT 12:00 pm 9 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We are going to talk about two important things today…Chocolate and Basketball.

I love watching the basketball games during college basketball season, but I love EVEN MORE eating chocolate while watching those basketball games.  Smile

Agree?

So to celebrate this fun time of year, I’ve teamed up with REESE’S® brand and Walmart® to bring you my very own original recipe!

Let me introduce my recipe for the first time to the public…drum roll, please…..

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RECIPE:  Traci’s Buzzer Beater Brownie Sundaes!

Items needed:

Boxed Brownie Mix {I used Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix with Hershey’s.}

Egg, Oil, Water {for brownie mix}

1 pint Whipping Cream

1/3 cup Sugar

Approximately 12 Small Canning Jars

Reese’s Pieces

Reese’s Mini’s {unwrapped}

REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures

Vanilla Ice Cream

Tube of Chocolate Icing

Optional Decorating Items:

Paper Flags on Toothpicks

Candy Basketball Decoration

String

Plastic Spoons

Team Napkins

 

Step One:  Prepare boxed brownie mix in a bowl.

Step Two:  Fill canning jars 1/3 full of brownie mix.

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Step Three:  Bake brownie mix in jars for approximately 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step Four:  Let brownies cool.

Step Five:  Mix 1/3 cup of sugar and heavy whipping cream together with a mixer until light and fluffy.

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Step Six:  Layer canning jar in this order:  brownie, orange Reese’s Pieces, one scoop of vanilla ice cream, Reese’s Minis, and whipped cream.

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Step Seven:  Decorate the jars with string, spoons, toothpick flags, and candy basketballs {attached to bite sized Reese’s Miniature Cup}

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Step Eight:  Enjoy while cheering on your favorite team!

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {copycat}

March 3, 2014 AT 9:15 am 7 Comments

Hello to all my friends at Beneath my Heart!

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m so happy to be back… I love sharing some of the yummy cooking that comes out of my kitchen with y’all each month.

Spring is that crazy time of year when the weather can flip from a warm sunny days a to cold and wintery one without a moments notice! At least in my neck of the woods :)

Soooo, there’s no better way than a little

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat)

to help stay warm and cozy even on those chilly days!

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat) on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I try to make the majority of my recipes as healthy as possible so I skinnied them down without losing any of the flavor… now that’s a win-win in my book :)

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat)

Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 C onion, diced
  • 1/2 C carrots, diced
  • 1/2 C celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 C flour
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 C fat-free half and half
  • 2 C cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 (8oz) package potato gnocchi
  • 3 C fresh baby spinach, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade into thin ribbons
  • Fresh grated parmesan for serving

Instructions:

  1. In a large stock pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper and cook until tender firm, stirring. (approx 10 minutes)
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables, cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Slowly stir in chicken broth 1 C at a time, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the half and half, chicken, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. In an additional sauce pan cook gnocchi according to package directions.
  7. Add gnocchi to soup with spinach, stir in.
  8. Cook spinach until slightly wilted, add basil, stir.
  9. Serve garnished with shredded parmesan.

 

Are you familiar with how to Chiffonade? If not… then take a minute to watch this video from my Kitchen Tip Series

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat) on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

 

 

I hope you enjoy this Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat) as much as we do- it’s delicious.

Here are some more mouth-watering recipes you may enjoy…

25 St. Patricks Day Recipes by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

25 St. Patricks Day Recipes

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Magelby's Toffee Chip Cookies by www.whatscookingwithruhtie.com

Magelby’s Toffee Chip Cookies

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14 Perfect Pie Recipes by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

14 of the best pie recipes from WCw/R to inspire your baking for ‘Pi’ Day on March 14th

14 Perfect Pie Recipes

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Thank you for letting me come and share yummy recipes with y’all today.

I’d love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Happy Cooking!
xoxo~ Ruthie

Ruthie Knudsen
Author/Owner/Creative Mind
www.whatscookingwithruthie.com


 


Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

February 14, 2014 AT 2:19 pm 4 Comments

I cannot help but share my favorite cookies with you again!

These are amazing!

I didn’t plan on sharing them on my blog, but last night I was making some for Eli’s class party today, and I just couldn’t help myself.

I know today is Valentine’s Day, so it is a little late to make heart shaped cookies, but these are great ANY day of the year, so treat yourself to some SOON! Smile

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Here’s the recipe!

Enjoy!!

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar

1 cup margarine or butter, softened

3 oz. package of cream cheese

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Almond extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg yolk (reserve white)

2 cups all purpose flour

Blend together sugar, margarine, cream cheese, salt, almond extract, vanilla, and egg yolk with mixer.  Mix in flour until well blended.

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Refrigerate dough two hours.

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Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll out dough, one third at a time, on a lightly floured surface.  Using a cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut out cookies as close together as possible.

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Place the cookies one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are a light golden brown.  Cool completely.

To prevent breaking, move cookies to and from baking sheets with a wide spatula or pancake turner.

Leave cookies plain or, if desired, brush with slightly beaten egg white and spring with colored sugar.

 

{My mom always told me the most important part of making sugar cookies was to take them out as soon as they were even slightly brown on the bottom, or not at all.  I took mine out before they had even browned and left them on the cookie sheet to cool.  That made them extra soft and delicious.}

If desired, use the almond glaze below.

Almond Glaze:

{I made my glaze a little thicker by adding more confectioner’s sugar.  I also didn’t add the almond extract to the glaze because I wasn’t sure if the students would like the taste of almond.  But if I were making these for another occasion, I would definitely use the almond extract.}

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/4 tsp. almond extract

2 Tb. water

4 drops of food coloring

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Stir all ingredients until smooth.

Pour 1 teaspoon of glaze on each sugar cookie.  Use the back of the teaspoon to spread glaze evenly over cookie.  Let glaze dry.

YUM!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!


 


Chocolate Raspberry Cups

January 23, 2014 AT 8:59 am 3 Comments

Hi all my friends at Beneath my Heart!

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie.com and I’m so happy to be here to share this deliciously-simple dessert recipe.

Chocolate Raspberry Cups are a super cute way

to share a little of that Valentines love around!

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Don’t worry if you aren’t a dark chocolate lover (like me!) then use milk chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips will work fine too.

These tasty cups could be filled with strawberry chunks or blueberries… the possibilities are endless so, have fun tweaking them into what your family and loved ones will enjoy :)

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 C dark chocolate chips (or desired flavor)
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 24 fresh raspberries
  • 6 mini cupcake liners
  • 1 piece parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Separate muffin liners on a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, microwave 30 seconds, stir, microwave 15 seconds.
  3. Stir until smooth, microwave 15 additional seconds if needed.
  4. Spoon one Tablespoon melted chocolate in a muffin liner, using spoon to coat the liner sides and base so it’s covered with chocolate.
  5. Return to parchment paper to cool and set.
  6. Repeat with additional liners.
  7. Once chocolate is set, remove paper from chocolate cups (it will come off in pieces), place 4 raspberries in each cup.
  8. Re-melt chocolate and drizzle melted chocolate back and forth over each cup.
  9. Let chocolate cool and set firm.
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Here a few other Valentines baking ideas…

Red Velvet Cupcakes by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Sweet Heart Rice Krispie Treats by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Sweetheart Rice Krispie Treats

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Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pie by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pies

I hope you enjoy all of these yummy Valentine baking ideas!

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups are sure to make you the coolest cupid on the block.

Thank you so much for letting me come and visit you.

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