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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cupcakes and Cookies
Yesterday was a day for baking! Just felt it in the air...know what I mean?
These chocolate chip cookies turned out perfect. I read in a Cooks Illustrated magazine yesterday the trick to perfection is more brown sugar than white sugar, and after you mix the butter and sugars together, let the mixture set for 10 minutes to allow the sugars to dissolve a bit more, and one egg plus one egg yolk, not two whole eggs. I tried that and they are very good. They have a nice crispness to them. I baked one batch and froze the rest of the dough in individual scoops. I can take them out as needed!
Next up, German Chocolate Cupcakes. My brother Phil and Sister Ginny have birthdays today! Happy Birthday you two! So, in honor I made two dozen cupcakes and a mini-cake. Anyone want a cupcake. I have about 20 extra!
This recipe is from Get Off Your Butt and Bake blog.
I thought I would just add this also.
The dahlia's are coming to an end. The garden, umm, not too much going on there!
Remember our fellow American's we lost this day eleven years ago.