Bake or Break Recipes

Entries from April 2012

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Read more at Bake or Break. 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 & 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips […]

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Tags: chocolate · cookies

Sand Tarts

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Read more about my mother’s recipe at Bake or Break. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350°. Grease or line baking pans. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar […]

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Tags: cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

April 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson. 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips plus 1/4 cup for tops 1 cup milk 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 large egg 1 teaspoon […]

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Tags: chocolate · muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

April 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour. Read more at Bake or Break. 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light dark brown sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 […]

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Tags: chocolate · cookies · peanut butter

Brown Sugar Crinkles

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

Recipe adapted from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion. Read more at Bake or Break. 1 & 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup salted, toasted pecans* 1/4 cup confectioners’ […]

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Tags: cookies

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

April 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

Recipe adapted from Southern Living magazine. Read more at Bake or Break. Cake 1 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted (divided) 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 & 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large […]

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Tags: cakes

Pecan Layer Cake with Banana Icing

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Read about this cake at Bake or Break. Pecan Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup chopped pecans […]

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Tags: cakes · icing/frosting

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Read about these cheesecake bars at Bake or Break. Crust 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted pinch salt Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″x 13″ baking pan. Combine all ingredients using a fork or […]

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Tags: bars · cheesecakes