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delicious cookie alert

UPDATE: why did no one tell me I spelled “delicious” incorrectly? I hate you all.

I made these cookies the other night with one of my friends. I was skeptical at first, but they’re super delicious.


Chocolate Hazelnut Kiss Cookies
from Giada de Laurentis

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange sprinkles, or orange sugar (we used pink sugar because I happened to have some. I know. weird.)
1 (9-ounce) package of chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (recommended: Hershey’s)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl, place the chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, and both sugars. Using a hand mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Rolls the balls in the sprinkles or colored sugar, pressing to adhere. Place the cookies on a heavy cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven. Quickly place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

from here.


delicious cupcake alert

I feel obligated to share the recipe (or at least some of the recipe) for these delicious burnt butter and brown sugar cupcakes that I made this afternoon. I found them to be airy, just the right balance of sweet, and all in all very kicky and fresh little cakes.
beware: contains much butter!

burnt butter and brown sugar cupcakes!
from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

for cupcakes:
1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. unsalted butter

mine did not have faces

mine did not have faces

3/4 cup self-rising cake flour
3 tbs. sugar
5 tbs. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp.vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
2-3 tbs. milk

1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. unsalted butter
1 2/3 to 2 cups confectioner’s sgar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbs. milk

so I think I probably can’t give you the full directions here because I’d be violating copyright law or something.  I think you can figure out how the recipe goes. but I will tell you that the oven needs to be 400 degrees and for both the cakes and the icing you must melt the butter over medium heat until slightly burnt, strain it to get rid of the yucky residue, then let it harden up a little bit before mixing with the other ingredients. hooray!


just thought I’d share this recipe from epicurious because it’s the best soup I’ve ever made. SO GOOD.

recipe for spicy garbanzo bean and turkey sausage soup

make it. you won’t regret it.