Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Michele made these sunday and I've probably eaten well over a dozen. They are amazing!!! She added the toffee bits to part of the batch, which were my favorite, especially with the caramel kisses. thinking I might try some with hugs. The white kiss might look pretty awesome!

1 1/4 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
2 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
54 milk chocolate CARAMEL candy kisses, unwrapped
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
Toffee Bits, (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In large bowl mix butter and sugar till fluffy, add eggs and vanilla mix well. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, toffee bits and add to creamed mixture.
Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter then roll in white sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Place unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie while still hot. Let cool and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet and Sour Dutch Oven Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Got this recipe from a friend, and we just had it while camping. We made some white rice to go with it. SOOOO GOOOD!
-The ingredient sizes are huge, so she usually halves things. Just so you know, you might have to experiment and adjust.

1 lb. bacon
6 Chicken breast, skinless/boneless
1 C Onion, diced
1/2 C Green Pepper, diced
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
12 oz Ketchup
2-3 T Cornstarch
1/2 T Season salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 C Pineapple juice
1/4 C Bamboo Shoots, drained
16 oz Pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 T Soy Sauce

With 12 coals on bottom and 12 on top, add bacon and cook until done. Drain grease. Add Chicken, onion, and green pepper. Cook together until chicken is done. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar, and pineapple juice, bamboo shoots, pineapple tidbits, and soy sauce. Mix in well. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Uncover and let mixture simmer down until thick, stirring often. Serve over rice.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Peanut butter bars

School Lunch Peanut Butter Fingers!

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

Heat oven to 350 degrees, cream together butter, sugars and peanut butter, then add eggs baking soda, salt and vanilla.  Add flour and oats.  Smooth into 11x15 baking sheet.  Bake 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown.

As soon as you pull the pan out of the oven, lightly spread 1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter over the top letting it melt. 

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Combine butter milk and cocoa in a saucepan and heat until boiling.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until spreadable.  Spread on top of peanut butter.