Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend baking

I had a full weekend of baking. Saturday morning, the kids begged for Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins.
Recipe from Baked Perfection

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

2 cups flour (I used 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour)
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla

Topping:
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400-degrees F. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix; batter will not be smooth.

Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 12-15 minutes.

While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin. Combine ½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffing are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture. Set on a rack to cool.

Yields 12 standard muffins.

Then, I made the dough and chilled it for the Candy Corn Cookies. Later, I cut them out. Here they are before going into the oven.
Just out of the oven cookies.
Then, I made Spiderweb cookies. Sorry, no pictures...

Sunday, I was in a baking mood again. So, yet another batch of Spiderweb cookies and Candy Corn Cookies were made.
Then, I decided to make Halloween Mud Bars too...
Recipe from Nestle

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll-House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Halloween candy corn
Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 1/4 cups morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 20 to 23 minutes. Remove pan to wire rack. Sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Top with candy corn. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Cut into bars.


Yummy!

5 comments:

Becky said...

So, are you getting up every morning this week to work all of those snacks off!! Gheesh!

Anonymous said...

Yum-O!!!! I could lick the screen, these baked treats look scrumptious. Great food photography.

RecipeGirl said...

Yay! Glad you liked those Candy Corn Cookies. Those muffins look rather yummy this morning too!

Chocolate Shavings said...

All of the treats look fantastic!

Ingrid said...

Yum! Everything looks delish! I really want to try those cinnamon sugar donut muffins AND those mud bars. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Nice photos....
~ingrid