Monday, July 13, 2009

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Ok, seriously, this is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe and it doesn't have any eggs in it! My son is allergic to both Eggs and Peanuts so I have had to learn how to bake without them. So if you run out of eggs or want to watch your cholesterol, try this recipe. Or just try it anyways, you can't even taste the difference!

1/2 C Butter (it is better to use butter so they don't flatten. You could also use half Crisco half butter or half margarine to make it a little more healthy)
1/3 C Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 1/2 C Flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp Vanilla (better if you use real vanilla)
3 TBSP Vegetable Oil
Chocolate Chips

Cream together the butter and sugars (usually around 2 to 3 minutes, I just set my kitchenaid)
Slowly add in Flour and baking soda (mix will be dry after this step)
Add in Vanilla and Oil and cream together for another 2 to 3 minutes or until dough consistency
Add Chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 min max. When you pull them out, they should barely be golden, almost doughy looking. Leave them on baking sheet for about 5 more minutes then transfer to cooling racks.
SO Delicious! Enjoy! :)


I am in a milk delema. Jon and I need to drink skim and Bennett needs to drink 2% or fattier. I like to buy my milk at Costco and we can no way go through 4 gallons before it expires. Does anyone else have this issue? Maybe we can do a little milk co-op.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wheat Grinder

Jon's Dad had one of these beauties at his house. The poor thing needed a new home, so I invited it to live at ours. I want to get the wheat grinder attachment. Does anyone out there have it? I read a review on it that said it can break your mixer. I was wondering if any of you had an opinion on that?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July Treats

Fruit Pizza:

Sugar Cookie Dough.
You can buy the tube to make it easier but this is a great recipe. Roll it out onto a round pizza pan. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Don't let it get golden, you want the pizza really soft.
1/2 brick of cream cheese
1/2 small carton of cool whip
powdered sugar to taste and texture, about 1/2-3/4C.
Blend smooth and top the pizza when it has cooled.
Top with fruit of your choice. When using banana or apple, soak them in pineapple juice to keep them from turning brown.

Fire Cracker Cup Cakes:

These are pretty self explanatory.
Plain old cake mix
Plain old frosting
Alot of food coloring

I dyed the frosting as well as the coconut to make them more vibrant. Don't be shy, roll the whole top of the cupcake in the coconut to totally coat it.