Baking Spree. 

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Hello everybody.

Lots of baking this week, no complaints at all cause it’s merely a lot of fun to me. The smells,aroma and warmth gives one a big sense of pleasure.

 

 

Sometimes once I start I end up baking various kinds, since oven is on as my mom says.

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It all started with date order, then another one of anise date ones. Later my friend wanted a selection of cookies to take with her to Saudi Arabia, made rock cookies, coconut lime cookies, oatmeal cranberries and ended the day with chocolate chips for her sweet son. 

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All was yummy and work though tiring but worth the happy ending.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Thumbprints.

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Hello everybody.

Testing new cookies for Christmas orders, came across this recipe the other day and thought it’ll be a good choice and i was right.

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Elegant crispy from the outside cookies , so easy to make and you can always make many variations of them. I mean you can envelope them with either hazelnuts or almonds and fill them with caramel or Nutella , all really tasty for sure.

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Ingredients and method:

* 3/4 cup butter.

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 1 large egg separated.

* 1/2  cup flour.

* pinch of salt

*1/2 cup cocoa.

*2 tablespoons cold water.

* 3/4 roasted finely crushed nuts.(hazelnuts or almonds)

* caramel or Nutella

* beat egg yolk,butter,sugar and salt till creamy.

* add flour and cocoa  knead till you form a ball.

* form small balls then press them  with your thumb a bit in the middle.

* beat the egg white and coat cookies with them.

* roast and crush finely the nuts then coat cookies with them as well.

* bake in a moderate heated oven for 13-15 minutes.

* when cooled add a little bit of caramel  in the thumbprint.

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I also made super easy coconut Maltesers balls but this time I roasted the powdered milk till golden , added a caramel taste to them .

Ingredients and method:

*2 cups dry milk powder.

* 2 cups coconut.

* 1/2 cup icing sugar.

* 1 pack cream.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

* 3 packs Maltesers.

* Note: I added some orange zest,goes well with it.

* Mix all ingredients together till they’re like a paste then cover each Maltesers ball with it and roll into a ball .

* cover with coconut and leave to cool in the fridge.

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To fill the box for today”s order I added some rock cookies and lemon crinkles I made yesterday, turned out a beautiful colorful Christmas gift.

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Baking Cookies Again.

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Hello everybody.

Cookies order today, it’s been a while since I baked so many of them specially the crinkles.

Made chocolate crinkles but jumbo size, rock cookies and coconut orange ones.

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All so yummy, love making these cute things 💝💝

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Rock Cookies with White Chocolate.

 

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order was for a friend of mine, date rolls and rock cookies but with a twist this time .

 

I have some white baking chocolate so a crushed them into big chunks and added them to the classic rock cookies batter, increased cranberries also cause both ingredients works well together I presume.

Result was super yummy .

ingredients and method of rock cookies:

* 2 eggs.

* 1 cup sugar or 3/4 brown sugar.

* 3 big spoons butter.

* 1 cup mixed nuts ( walnuts,almonds,pistachios,hazelnuts)

* 1/2 cup raisins ( you can add dried cranberries also)

* 1 tsp cinnamon,pinch of cloves,cardamom and nutmeg.

* vanilla,1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt.

* 2 cups flour.

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* mix eggs,sugar and butter till creamy.

* toast nuts in the oven for 10 minutes then crush them.

* add nuts and raisins to flour,baking powder and salt then add egg mixture.

* mix very well with wooden spoon till you have a not too soft nor tough dough.

* make spoonfuls of the dough on a baking pan,size of a small ball.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 minutes or till edges are golden.

* store in a well sealed jar or tin.

Enjoy :)

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Cookies and Crinkles Again.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order was all cookies and crinkles again, love baking cookies specially sometimes they just come out really perfect.

Made chocolate, lemon, ginger and red velvet crinkles, rock and peanut butter chocolate cookies.

Another small order was baked Zaynab fingers.

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Peanut Butter Snickers Chocolate Chips Cookies.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order is for a group of lovely teachers as a small giveaway, they ordered five different cookies for each.

Made the usual three kinds of crinkles, rock cookies and these cute little heart shaped ones of peanut butter and chocolate chips but added Snickers chunks in them, so yummy and cute.

Though teachers really deserve more than this but I hope love and cherish for their efforts are tasted and felt in my cookies, God bless all teachers around the world.

Ingredients and method:

* 1/2 cup butter ( reduce it a bit if using heavy chocolates, I used chocolate chips and 4 small Snickers bars)

* 1/2 cup peanut butter.

* 3/4 cup brown sugar.

* 1 egg.

* 2 tablespoons milk.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 1/2 small spoon baking soda.

* 1/2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 3/4 cups flour.

* 3/4 cup chocolate chips or crushed ones of any kind.

* Mix butters and sugar well till creamy then add egg,vanilla,milk.

* add flour,baking soda and powder then last thing add the chocolates.

*Shape into balls then flatten them a bit,usually I use a coffee cup bottom.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 minutes or till bottoms are golden.

* cool then keep in cookie jar or tightly closed tin.

These will sure put a big smile on a child’s face specially with a hot chocolate in a cold day :)

 

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wpid-wp-1448902497033.jpg  packing process.

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wpid-wp-1448902467316.jpg lovely gift indeed.

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Assorted Cookies.

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Hello everybody.

This morning I completed an order of assorted cookies, various kinds for a new client.

I made three kinds of crinkles,chocolate, lime and molasses. Rock cookies, cardamom and chocolate chips.

All was delivered on time.

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Chocolate Crinkles

hello everybody.

Heading North to Irbid today to visit my sister in law’s and go to a big girl’s only gathering,so excited.

 

A small loving homemade gift would be nice to take with me ,so I made some rock cookies and crinkles,first time to do them and luckily they turned out just perfect or frankly ( and I’m not bragging) they’re beyond amazing.

 

Recipe is easy and light,no butter at all.

 

* 3/4 cup vegetable oil.

* 3/4 cup cocoa

* 1 cup sugar.

* 4 eggs.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 cups flour.

* 1 cup confectionery sugar.

* Beat oil,cocoa and sugar well then add eggs one at a time.

* add vanilla ,baking powder and flour and mix well till you get a stiff dough.

* refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

* form into balls then roll each in the fine sugar .

* line in a greased pan or use wax paper or silicon sheets.

* flatten a bit with a fork then bake for 8-10 minutes in a medium heated oven.

* cool down then store in a cookie jar or closed tin so as not to harden.

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Cheese Za’tar Cookies. كعك بالجبنه والزعتر

Hello everybody.

An idea just crossed my mind and I did it at once,salty cheesy cookies to serve at Eid cause lots of people will come fed up from eating too much sweets and they turned out really yummy.

# 2 eggs.
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 1/4 cup olive oil.
# 3/4 cup chopped green thyme زعتر اخضر طازج
# 1 cup mixed cheeses any kind you prefer.
# 1 tsp salt.
#1 tsp baking powder.
# 2 1/2 -3 cups flour.

# beat eggs then add all other ingredients.
# add flour last thing 2 1/2 cups first then keep adding till you get a stiff dough ( not soft nor hard) .
# with the help of two spoons make smalls portions of the dough and on an oven pan directly, no greasing or flour needed.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 15 minutes or till bottom is golden.
# roast surface then store in a well closed container when cooled.

As usual I also did rock cookies, a must of course.

 

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Pizza in a Pan.

Hello everybody.

Lazy cold cloudy Friday, why does it become like this on weekends????

Well at lunch time I suddenly decided to try this pizza recipe my cousin posted last week, a spreadable kind of dough in a pan, topped with pizza sauce, toppings and cheese then cooked on the oven. Turned out really good and extremely quick to be done as said in video.

While pizza on stove I made some Rock Cookies for the empty jar and send some to my friend on the occasion of birth of her first grandson, congratulations

Baked some of the cookie dough in a skillet,super yummy.

 

 

Ingredients and method of pan pizza :
# 1 cup flour.
# 2/3 cup warm water.
# 1/2 tsp baking powder.
# 1 tsp instant yeast.
# 1 tsp salt.
# 1 tsp honey.

# mix all these ingredients well together then spread evenly in a nonstick pan.
# add pizza sauce then any toppings you like ( basil,oregano, tomatoes, olives…)
# top with cheese.
# cover tightly and cook on the stove on high temperature for 5 minutes.
# remove pan lid a bit and lower heat to minimum and leave for another 10 minutes.
# toast top till crispy.

Quick and easy way to make your favorite pizza.

 

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