Pecan Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Oh baby, it is COLD outside! The Dallas area, and most areas in the Mid-west, are enduring what I am unofficially calling ‘Ice-pocalypse 2011′. Around the Evil Shenanigans homestead the temperatures hovering around 15 F, while ice and gusty winds have made travel and work nearly impossible.  When I get cooped up indoors during this kind of weather I tend to do some nesting.  I clean, putter around the house, read, and...

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Golden Syrup Oatmeal Chip Cookies

It has been a little while since I made a batch of cookies, and it has also been a while since I used my beloved Golden Syrup.  Quel nightmare! So, when the inevitable cookie craving struck the other day I went directly to the pantry to see what was available.  I had already decided on Golden Syrup, and I had some fresh oatmeal, so that was going in.  I also had part of a bag of chocolate chips.  Things were looking pretty good for...

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

I might have been thinking of cookies when I made these scones. I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other day when a picture of some cream scones caught my eye. Why couldn’t I take the best flavors of a chocolate chip cookie and combine them with some scones? So, I did just that! I used brown sugar in the dough and added a full cup of chocolate chips. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla. The results are spectacular! These...

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love old family recipes.  I also love cookies. My mom makes some pretty fantastic oatmeal cookies.  They are my grandmother’s recipe, handed down on a butter stained note card, and they are lovely.  Crisp throughout with a hint of cinnamon and a lovely nubby texture makes them instantly craveable.  They are mom’s go-to cookie and the most frequent dessert offering at her house.  In fact, there is almost always a batch of...

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Brown Butter Cookies

 I’m on something of a brown butter kick at the moment.  It is a really tasty kick, if I don’t mind saying.    After the Chocolate Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting I was looking for another way to use brown butter in sweets.  I decided on cookies, since they are my favorite thing to eat, and I decided to use some coconut because I had some in the pantry.  Really, these cookies were created simply by looking in my...

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